Former Georgia GOP congressman Vernon Jones joined Newsmax’s Eric Bolling: The Balance on Jan. 16 to discuss Reid’s comments on Donald Trump’s Iowa Caucus victory. In a clip from Media Matters, Reid mentioned she felt that his victory was based on the state’s strong presence of “white Christians.”
“This is a state that is overrepresented by white Christians that are going to participate,” she said in the edited clip.
Once it was time for Jones to respond, things turned ugly, saying MSNBC had hit “its lowest moment.”
You have Joy Reid on there, who’s having a race rant against white Christians. What is wrong with them being Christians, and they happen to be white?” Jones said. “Matter of fact, her hair is whiter than those Christians.”
On Twitter, Jones doubled down on his mockery and added some threats to her job security. “In Joy Reid’s bleaching quest to be accepted by White liberals, she will be fired by those same White liberals at @msnbc or her over-the-top racist rants against and about White people,” he wrote.
“You don’t know? You better ask @TiffanyDCross and @rolandsmartin.”
Jones, who once represented the Democratic party, even went after fellow anchor Rachel Maddow, saying she is “always bashing white men, but she wants to look like a man.”
The MAGA-driven news network has been openly critical of MSNBC’s caucus coverage, particularly of Trump’s speech. With the network opting not to air his speech, some outlets question MSNBC’s reporting integrity, according to Advocate.
Meanwhile, Reid is continuing her reign as a leading anchor who continues to call out conservative viewpoints. On Jan. 19, Reid went toe-to-toe with Moms for Liberty co-founder Tiffany Justice on the issue of what books should or shouldn’t be available in public schools. Justice has been vocal about protecting “parental rights,” regardless of them being “liberal, African American or LBGTQ,” claiming all parents have the same rights.
Reid pressed Justice on why certain activists “get to decide what books tens of thousands of children get to read?” The founder responded, saying, “No one is banning books.”
“No one is banning books,” Justice said, according to Fox News. “Write the book, print the book, publish the book, put the book in the public library, sell the book, right? We’re talking about a public school library.”
Shortly after, Reid pulled out receipts listing numerous books on the banned list, including “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Gender Queer,” and “Martin Luther King and the March on Washington.”
Source: Black Enterprise