Things just keep getting worse for MSNBC host Joy Reid. Her old blog has been in the news recently for comments which directly conflict with the supposedly progressive views of her network and fans. Now there are new allegations.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Joy Reid’s Former Co-workers: She Threatened Violence, Made Homophobic Comments
Embattled MSNBC host Joy Reid made homophobic comments and threatened violence against her co-workers while working on her Florida radio show, according to individuals who worked with her at the time.
Fox News spoke to Reid’s former superiors at the radio station WTPS 1080 AM, where she was the co-host and a producer of “Wake Up South Florida” from 2007 to 2008. They described Reid an “evil woman” who once accused a Republican politician of being secretly gay on air.
“It was a very unhealthy work environment because of her attitude. She attacked me on a constant basis while I was there. I was even once threatened with physical violence during a break with her,” said former lead host Andre Eggelletion.
The cause of the argument was a story Eggelletion wanted to talk about on air. Reid refused to discuss the story, even though he was the show’s primary host. “There was a dispute over it and I told her, ‘Go ahead and call the manager’,” Eggelletion recounted.
MSNBC has stood by Joy Reid through all of this so it’s unlikely that she’ll lose her show now. It does point out the liberal double standard in media, however.