FBI Investigates Joy Reid Homophobic Blog Posts As Daily Beast Suspends Column

The FBI has opened an investigation into Joy Reid's claims that some dozens of homophobic comments published to a now-defunct blog were actually "fabricated" by someone who either hacked into the "Wayback Machine"internet archive, or accessed her website before the controversial comments were archived.   

“In December I learned that an unknown, external party accessed and manipulated material from my now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, to include offensive and hateful references that are fabricated and run counter to my personal beliefs and ideology,” Reid said in a statement to Mediaite.

I began working with a cyber-security expert who first identified the unauthorized activity, and we notified federal law enforcement officials of the breach. The manipulated material seems to be part of an effort to taint my character with false information by distorting a blog that ended a decade ago."

Reid’s lawyer, John H. Reichman, said the FBI is looking into the claims.

“We have received confirmation the FBI has opened an investigation into potential criminal activities surrounding several online accounts, including personal email and blog accounts, belonging to Joy-Ann Reid,” he said in a statement through MSNBC.

Many of the offensive posts can be seen by clicking on the below tweet and reading the 48-part tweetstorm by user Jamie Maz, documenting Reid's comments. 

After Reid's claims that the Wayback Machine had been hacked, the internet archive hit back - claiming they hadn't identified anything "to indicate tampering or hacking of the Wayback Machine" versions of Reid's blog.

This past December, Reid’s lawyers contacted us, asking to have archives of the blog (blog.reidreport.com) taken down, stating that “fraudulent” posts were “inserted into legitimate content” in our archives of the blog. Her attorneys stated that they didn’t know if the alleged insertion happened on the original site or with our archives (the point at which the manipulation is to have occurred, according to Reid, is still unclear to us).

When we reviewed the archives, we found nothing to indicate tampering or hacking of the Wayback Machine versions. At least some of the examples of allegedly fraudulent posts provided to us had been archived at different dates and by different entities. -Internet Archive

Given the fact that copies of the homophobic posts in question were archived by the Wayback Machine less than a month after they were published in some cases, means that if the Wayback machine wasn't hacked, the "unknown, external party" would have needed to manipulate Reid's entry within six weeks of its original publication in order to be included in the internet archive. Then, this malicious actor said nothing for over a decade before they were unearthed last December.

Oh Joy...

In an effort to suggest that the site just had to have been hacked, Reid's cybersecurity expert, Jonathan Nichols, said that credentials were available for The Reid Report as recently as five months ago. Which still wouldn't explain how copies archived in 2007 contain the bigoted language

Late Tuesday, Reid’s cybersecurity expert, Jonathan Nichols, said in a statement provided to the Daily News that login information to The Reid Report “was available on the Dark Web” five months ago. He also said that the screenshots of the blog had been manipulated “with the intent to tarnish Ms. Reid's character.” -NY Daily News

Meanwhile, the Daily Beast has suspended Reid as a contributor over the controversy, and it doesn't look like they're buying the hacker excuse. 

We’re going to hit pause on Reid’s columns,” said Shachtman in an email reviewed by TheWrap. “As you’re well aware, support for LGBTQ rights and respect for human dignity are core to Daily Beast. So we’re taking seriously the new allegations that one of our columnists, Joy Reid, previously wrote homophobic blog posts during her stint as a radio host.”

Obviously, this is a difficult situation,” Shachtman added. “We’ve all said and done things in our lives that we wish we hadn’t done. We deserve the room to grow beyond our past. But these allegations are serious enough that they deserve a full examination”

As Tucker Carlson noted, all Reid had to do was say that her views had changed and she was a different person a decade ago - but nope, "it wasn't me" is the road she's on now. Good luck.

Comments

the artist DownWithYogaPants Thu, 04/26/2018 - 23:55 Permalink

Right, but she can't use the FBI as her foil to obfuscate her past in order to save her skin. I dont think anyone here gives a rats ass that she had a blog and wrote some stupid shit. The news is that she is lying about it and apparently to the FBI. 

I dont give a shit about the FBI either. What I care about is the unequal protection under the law. You and I would already be in jail if we made false statements to the FBI. 

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King of Ruperts Land the artist Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:39 Permalink

I will never deny or apologize for any acts of "homophobia".

Red blooded male "homophobic" is my preferred sexual orientation and I demand my rights to be "homophobic".

I will not be marginalized. I am "out of the closet" and am proudly "homophobic"

So the faggots better just stand aside because this proud "homophobe" is strutting his stuff.

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Stranger_in_a_… the artist Fri, 04/27/2018 - 01:27 Permalink

Exactly.  Nobody gives a shit about this minor celebrity.  But the FBI, entertaining this specious claim is absurd; you or I, as mentioned, would be cooling our heels in a cell if we tried to pull this stunt, with false claims.

But, the FBI will undoubtedly seize this opportunity to use this 'celebrity' status to launch some bullshit "Russian disinformation" and further propel that crap narrative...because it's "useful."

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Cloud9.5 NoDebt Fri, 04/27/2018 - 06:50 Permalink

Why is this a concern of the FBI?  When did disparaging comments about homosexuals become a crime?  We as a people have gone completely nuts.  While you stand up and cheer this woman’s demise due to her own stupidity you are enabling the thought police to pull some preacher from his pulpit for simply reading a biblical verse that describes homosexuality as an abomination.  Get a grip people there are much bigger problems in the world.

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Tallest Skil I am Groot Thu, 04/26/2018 - 22:24 Permalink

I want to see all faggots hanged and the bodies burned to prevent disease. Their shit isn’t acceptable in human society.

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the artist TBT or not TBT Thu, 04/26/2018 - 22:57 Permalink

That is an excellent point. (I upvoted you) However I am a victim of the chilling effect where my actual activity has been curbed regarding things like carrying my gun concealed (or otherwise). I know that my rights shall not be infringed but I dont really want to spend my life savings and 5 years in the pokey convincing the central state of that. 

I think you probably get what I am saying. 

You'll find that I have principled views of the law and Constitution. Nowhere in it does it mention gay marriage, or being gay or straight for that matter. 

So if I want others to be principled when it comes to what I hold dear, I expect it of myself. 

BTW, its property tax that I am after. Ill gladly submit to any tax except that on property. We traded our liberty the second we agreed to that one tax. 

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JerseyJoe the artist Fri, 04/27/2018 - 05:59 Permalink

Yes!  And property taxes are truly enslavement.   In my previous tax milking stall in NJ, my property tax went from $1900 per year to over $14,000.   This is not the land of the free...we are all tax slaves to the pandering malfeasance and corruption of the criminals running things.   All by design when the Marxist-socialist "Progressive Era" started.

And given how indebted the US is...at the Federal, State and Local levels and how many unfulfilled promises are still owed (like the hundreds of thousands we (and our employers) have pumped into Social Security uncollected by the majority of the boomers) - they haven't scratched the surface of where taxes have to go. 

BTW Who the fuck is Joy Reid and why the fuck do I care?  I assume this is just another case of liberal hypocrisy that goes on daily for decades and the blaring double standard of the corporate media. 

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