Joy Reid provokes anger by attacking Thanksgiving

Controversial Joy Reid slams THANKSGIVING as a ‘simplistic fairytale’ holiday that Republicans need because it ‘erases genocide’

  • Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving calling it a ‘simplistic fairytale’ based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up America being founded on ‘genocide’
  • The host opened Wednesday’s edition of the ReidOut by attacking the holiday and its traditions as millions of Americans prepare for festivities
  • Reid said for Americans Thanksgiving is a day of cherished tradition, but the holiday was in fact based around a series of ‘historical inaccuracies’
  • While some supported her views, others slammed Reid’s comments calling out her ‘hate for America’

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving calling it a ‘simplistic fairytale’ based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up America being founded on ‘genocide.’

The host opened Wednesday’s edition of the ReidOut by attacking the holiday and its traditions as millions of Americans prepare for festivities.

Reid said for millions of Americans Thanksgiving is a day of cherished tradition, but the holiday was in fact based around a series of ‘historical inaccuracies.’

‘It is built on this myth that the indigenous welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn,’ said Reid.

‘A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed.

‘It’s the truth that Republicans want banned from our textbooks.’

MSNBC's Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving calling it a 'simplistic fairytale' based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up America being founded on 'genocide'

MSNBC’s Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving calling it a ‘simplistic fairytale’ based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up America being founded on ‘genocide’

She goes on to say that Republicans ‘desperately’ want to keep this ‘secret’ because America is in fact a country ‘founded on violence.’

‘Our birth was violent, in 1619, a ship with more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia ushering in two centuries of American slavery that left millions in chains or dead,’ she said.

‘When those humans in bondage were finally free, a terrorist organization that was a card-carrying member of polite society the Ku Klux Klan picked up where the civil war ended.

Reid goes on to say that ‘using violence to maintain white supremacy the Klan and its ilk’ remain active in the United States.

‘As Americans we continue to choose violence, we are a country that chooses violence over and over again. There is no facet of American society that is untouched by it,’ she said.

While some supported her views, praising the progressive host for her ‘truth telling’ others slammed Reid’s comments.

While some supported her views, praising the progressive host for her 'truth telling' others slammed Reid's comments calling out her 'hate' for the United States

While some supported her views, praising the progressive host for her ‘truth telling’ others slammed Reid’s comments calling out her ‘hate’ for the United States

Mark Reed Levin, an American lawyer, author, and radio personality who is host of syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show tweeted: ‘Screwed up head case who’s hate for our fabulous country knows no limits.’

President of News Cycle Media and Breaking News editor at DC Examiner Jon Nicosia called Reid ‘American hating’ and tweeted: ‘America-hating, talentless homophobe with bad hair.’

Others questioned Reid’s analysis asking whether Americans could ‘enjoy anything’: ‘Are we not allowed to enjoy anything?’

One twitter user said: ‘Joy has nothing if she can’t race bait. Sad’

Another said: ‘Your racist venomous poison is affecting your ability to distinguish between your rhetoric & reality. Get help!’

In March, Reid faced backlash for on-air comments criticizing the media’s coverage of the conflict in Ukraine, a topic she says is being elevated above wars involving ‘brown and black’ people around the world.

Reid argued that Americans only care about the war because Ukrainians are ‘white and largely Christian.’

In March, Reid argued that Americans only cared about the war in Ukraine because Ukrainians are 'white and largely Christian'

In March, Reid argued that Americans only cared about the war in Ukraine because Ukrainians are ‘white and largely Christian’

'All she likes to do is go out there and stir up racial hatred,' journalist Megyn Kelly said of Reid's comments, during a televised interview with Sky News Australia

‘All she likes to do is go out there and stir up racial hatred,’ journalist Megyn Kelly said of Reid’s comments, during a televised interview with Sky News Australia

Conservative commentators were quick to lambaste Reid’s remarks.

‘All she likes to do is go out there and stir up racial hatred,’ journalist Megyn Kelly said of Reid’s comments, during a televised interview with Sky News Australia.

‘Her point, of course, is stupid and unsupported.’  

Kelly, 51, continued: ‘I was on Fox News when the Syrian crisis happened,’ addressing Reid’s comparison between Western coverage of the two conflicts.

‘We led with that story all the way over here in America – night, after night, after night,’ Kelly said. ‘She was just too, apparently, moronic to pay attention.’

Of Reid’s racially charged segment, the former Fox news firebrand said: ‘The fact that NBC and MSNBC will allow this, is an absolute disgrace.’

Reid began her journalism career in 1997, and in July 2020, MSNBC announced that Reid would host a new Washington-based weeknight commentary show, The Reid Out, in which many of her controversial comments have been aired. 

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