It has been nearly three months since Joy Reid claimed a string of embarrassing posts found on her old blog were the result of “an unknown, external party.” Reid claimed she had discovered this fact and even alerted the FBI so they could investigate. About a week later, after the claims of her hired expert were shredded in the media, Reid went on MSNBC and admitted she had no proof to back up her claim. Nevertheless, she still denied authorship of the embarrassing material.
MSNBC put out a statement backing Reid, but one result of the self-made scandal has been a significant drop in viewership of her weekend show. From Contemptor: