Joy Reid Hits the Blunder Trifecta

April 12th, 2020 5:17 PM

Got those quarantine blues? Here's something to brighten your day!

Joy Reid treated us to a trifecta of goofs and questionable calls on her MSNBC show this morning.


  1. Reid began her cavalcade of blunders by wishing "Happy Easter" to the prominently-Jewish Adam Schiff. As I tweeted: "I'm pleased to be wished Merry Christmas/Happy Easter by gentiles unaware that I'm Jewish. But how could Reid possibly not have known this about Schiff?"  Bizarrely, Reid later also wished "Happy Easter" to Ilhan Omar, perhaps the most recognizable Muslim in America!
  2. Reid claimed that "hundreds" of mail carriers have died of COVID-19. Every death is a tragedy, but facts matter: as per this Washington Post article of yesterday, 19 mail carriers have died. 
  3. Finally, in a segment on how to properly wear PPE, Reid featured a clip of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Reid thus ignored the egregious, and hilarious, example of Sheila Jackson Lee [and two other Democrats] wearing a mask conveniently affixed . . . below her nose. Then again, maybe that's how they wear their masks on Mars.

Here's the transcript.

AM Joy
10:04 am EDT

JOY REID: Joining me now is House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. Good morning, sir, and Happy Easter.

. . . 

And one of the groups of people who cannot work from home are people who work in the Postal Service. 600,000 employees in this country . . . Hundreds of mail carriers have already died, delivering our packages and our mail so we don't have to leave our homes.

. . . 

Yesterday on AM Joy, rapper A$AP Ferg, along with Dr. Sampson Davis, reminded us about the need to wear masks and protective clothing correctly during these dangerous times. Somebody should repeat that, repeat that message, to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who held a press conference this week while wearing a single glove, and touching his face with his ungloved hand. There he is.