In a foul attack on the only black Supreme Court Justice currently sitting the bench, MSNBC’s radical host Joy Reid used a racial slur to demean Clarence Thomas during the network’s election-night coverage. After President Donald Trump threatened to take outstanding ballot counts to the nation’s high court in his “victory” speech in the early morning hours, Reid told viewers that Trump could likely count on the conservative court to rule in his favor.
“It’s not exactly clear that we can trust Amy Coney Barrett and Kavanaugh and these others not to be just like Bill Barr,” Reid said. “So what I think scares people is that if [Trump] decides to do something that legally makes no sense, but if they somehow manage to stumble into the Supreme Court, do any of you guys trust Uncle Clarence and Amy Coney Barrett and those guys to actually follow the letter of the law? No! I mean, it’s a completely politicized Supreme Court that you can’t just trust that they’re going to do the right thing.”
Absurdly, she added: “Now so far, the court has actually been pretty good, so we’ll see.”
That kinda took the wind of her argument’s sails, but it didn’t erase her racial smear against Thomas – a smear she would have been instantly fired for if she were not black herself.
“Shame on Joy Reid and MSNBC. But did @maddow say anything? How do you sit there and think this is okay? Seriously,” radio host Jason Rantz said.
“Disgusting racist comment by @JoyAnnReid, a comment that would get her fired on any other network and deservingly so,” noted the conservative group, Reagan Battalion.
Speaking of people fired for racial offenses of far lesser severity, former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly tweeted: “’Uncle Clarence?’ Are you kidding me??”
“Wallace, Maddow, and Williams nodded along silently,” wrote Becket Adams at the Washington Examiner. “The panel then moved on to the next subject without anyone so much as batting an eyelash over Reid accusing the only black person on the Supreme Court of being an ‘Uncle Tom.’ Very normal and healthy stuff going on at MSNBC these days.”
Thomas, of course, has always been a subject of vicious derision on the Democratic Party side of the aisle – they loathe any minority who doesn’t bow at the altar of identity politics. That Reid actually said this out loud on the air (with apparently no repercussions) is surprising; that she thinks that way is certainly not.