If hypocrisy were a person, it would be MSNBC media activist Joy Reid. Less than one week after savaging Republicans for supposedly “lifting up men” facing sexual harassment allegations, she showed her commitment to #MeToo by lifting up men who faced sexual harassment allegations.
On Wednesday evening, Reid had former Democratic Sen. Al Franken on her show to complain about Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for refusing to budge on their support for keeping the filibuster. Senate Democrats have been pushing for the removal of the filibuster to make it easier to ram through radical legislation championed by President Joe Biden.
Franken was forced to resign from his Senate seat in 2018 after multiple women accused him of inappropriately touching them. His appearance came after Reid castigated Republicans during a presentation of a documentary titled: “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.”
“Clarence Thomas was credibly accused by Anita Hill of sexual harassment. And there was a second alleged victim, Sukari Hardnett, who was not allowed to testify,” Reid tweeted. “Clarence is no hero. His victims are no bullies. Why do so many Republicans lift up men who sexually harass women??”
“I believed Anita Hill then, and I believe her now. And I believe Sukari Hardnett, too,” the media activist added.
Clarence Thomas was credibly accused by Anita Hill of sexual harassment. And there was a second alleged victim, Sukari Hardnett, who was not allowed to testify. Clarence is no hero. His victims are no bullies. Why do so many Republicans lift up men who sexually harass women?? https://t.co/Tqd1D9Aa4C
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) May 28, 2021
She then posted a Twitter thread bringing up sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and former President Donald Trump.
“Two out of the six Republicans on the Supreme Court — that’s 1/3 — have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct. Not to mention the venal former president/GOP cult leader who faces some 2-dozen accusations. Are these your kings, Republicans?” she asked. “It’s such a strange, strange political party…”
But wait – it gets even better.
The night before, Reid had former MSNBC media activist Chris Matthews on her show in a brazen attempt to rehabilitate his image after he was fired last year amid sexual harassment claims. “Nobody needs to defend me,” he said, as a tingle ran up his leg. “I did something wrong.”
Reid focused the rest of the segment on helping Matthews sell his new memoir.
According to Newsweek:
In February 2020, political journalist Laura Bassett said that Matthews made inappropriate comments about her appearance before her October 2016 appearance on his MSNBC political talk program Hardball.
Bassett said that Matthews remarked, “Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?” while she sat in a chair having her TV makeup applied. She said she laughed nervously but didn’t respond. She said Matthews then told the makeup artist, “Keep putting makeup on her, I’ll fall in love with her.”
Joy Reid’s policy regarding sexual harassment against men seems abundantly clear: If you plan to sexually harass women, make sure you become a Democrat first. Not only will she have you on her show, but she will even help you sell books that nobody would even bother to use as a paperweight.
Seriously though, this is not exactly a shocker, is it? Hard leftists in the activist media have little problem with sexual misconduct allegations unless it involves Republicans or Democrats for whom they no longer have a use. Should we expect anything different?