Today’s quote comes from the increasingly absurd self-apologist, Joy Ann Reid.
Ms. Reid, as I assume you are aware, was found to have written a series of anti-gay blogs in the past – blogs that would certainly do her no good on the hard-left MSNBC network she currently hosts a show on.
First Reid admitted writing some of the material, and apologized for it.
Then a bunch of additional homophobic material was unearthed.
But instead of owning up to them – maybe because she assumed one round might be forgiven by her followers and the folks at MSBNC, but not two – she denied ever putting them up.
How did the homophobic material get there? Reid first claimed that her website, from 10 years ago, was hacked…along with the archive site (The Wayback Machine) which found it – a claim so absurd, that even some of her up-to-now supporters couldn’t pretend it was plausible.
So now, after being ridiculed on all sides for that claim, what is Reid doing?
Well, if you liked the absurdity aspect of her “I was hacked” BS, you’ll love the statement she just put out:
“I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me. But I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted, have written in the past, why some people don’t believe me. For that, I am truly, truly sorry.”
Translation: “I don’t believe I wrote what I wrote, because that kind of stuff is completely alien to me…even though I have already apologized for writing the exact same material I admitted writing less than a week ago, and I am truly, truly sorry about writing the things I’m telling you I don’t believe I wrote. Oh, by the way, that claim about being hacked? Please disregard.”
If they ever open an actual Theater of the Absurd, Joy Ann Reid’s apology for what she says she doesn’t believe should net her at least a scene or two, maybe an entire act.
But credit where credit is due. I award Joy Ann Reid Quote Of The Day “honors”, for the physical reaction her comment gave me: rolling my eyes, shaking my head and putting on my patented “oh, brother” sarcasm-smile, all at the same time.