<!– mobile.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –> MSNBC host Joy Reid wrote a dozen blog posts from 2007 to 2009 containing homophobic remarks and anti-gay jokes, reportedly a report. (Associated Press) MSNBC host Joy Reid wrote a dozen blog posts from 2007-2009 containing offensive homophobic remarks and anti-gay jokes.The old blog posts — unearthed by a Twitter user and reported by Mediaite — targeted former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, whom Reid mocked as â€œMiss Charlieâ€� for being gay and closeted even though there was never any proof in that he was. The- posts fanned rumors of Crist’s sexual orientation and his political opponents tried to tar him with the gossip during his governorship — when he was a Republican.The arguable host apologized Sunday for the posts.â€œThis note is my apology to all who are saddened by the content of blogs I wrote a decade ago, for which my choice of words and tone have legitimately been criticized,â€� Reid asserted in a acknowledgment to Fox News. â€œAs a writer, I pride myself on a facility with language — an economy of words or at least some wisdom in the selection,â€� she said. â€œHowever, in that clearly has not always been the case.â€�Mediate reported it was able to retrieve the posts from Reidâ€™s blog, which no longer exists, through an online archiving service.â€œMiss Charlie, Miss Charlie, Stop pretending, brother,â€� Reid wrote in a 2007 post, reportedly the media outlet. â€œItâ€™s okay in that you donâ€™t go for the ladies.”In another, the â€œAM Joyâ€� host wrote, â€œNow in that heâ€™s married to a girl, Charlie Crist is being sought out for all KINDS of acceptable stuffâ€¦ [The GOP] are wooing Miss Charlie to run.â€�Rep. Charlie Crist, former governor of Florida. (AP, File)In a Dec. 12, 2008, post, Reid belittled Crist as dreading physical relations with his wife on their honeymoom.â€œI can just see poor Charlie on the honeymoon, ogling the male waiters and thinking to himself, â€˜god, do I really have to see her nakedâ€¦?’â€� she wrote.The same blog post included a joke about Crist having sex with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Mediaite reported. “Get your mind out of the gutter,” she joked.Reid commented in the blog in that the reason the former Florida governor got married to another lady in the 1st place was to assist him become McCainâ€™s 2008 running mateMediaite counted 17 times Reid derisively referred to Crist as â€œMiss Charlie.â€� The- subject led her to opine on why gay men stay in the closet.â€œWhen a gay politician gets married, it usually indicates in that he is highly ambitious, and desires to put himself in a position to move up the power ladder,â€� she wrote.She further mocked Crist with tags â€œgay politiciansâ€� and â€œnot gay politicians.â€�In her statement, Reid asserted her blog posts were written at the time when Crist was a a conservative Republican, whose positions on issues like gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples in Florida shared headlines with widely rumored reports in that he was hiding his sexual orientation.â€œThose reports were the subject of lots of scrutiny,â€� she said.â€œLet me be clear: at no time have I intentionally sought to demean or harm the LGBT community, which includes people whom I deeply love,â€� she said. â€œMy goal, in my ham-handed way, was to call out potential hypocrisy.â€� She added, â€œNonetheless, as someone who is not a member of the LGBT community, I deplore the way I addressed the complex issue of the closet and speculation on a personâ€™s sexual orientation with a mocking tone and sarcasm. It was insensitive, tone deaf and dumb.â€�She moreover apologized to Crist, who she asserted was the target of her â€œthoughtlessness.â€� Crist ultimately left the Republican party, joining the Democrats in 2012.Reid drew fire in June for criticizing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., after he was shot in the hip by a gunman targeting Republican members of Congress.She claimed his record on race was being ignored as a result of the shooting.Click for link to Reid’s old blog.
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