MSNBC’s Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving by calling it a “simplistic fairytale” based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up that America is based on “genocide.”
The host opened the Wednesday edition of the ReidOut by attacking the holiday and its traditions as millions of Americans prepare for festivities.
Reid said Thanksgiving is a day of cherished tradition for millions of Americans, but that the celebration was actually based on a series of “historical inaccuracies.”
“It’s based on this myth that the native people welcomed their settlers with open arms and ears of corn,” Reid said.
‘A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 meeting between native tribes and English settlers that erases the ensuing genocide.
“It’s the truth that Republicans want to be banned from our textbooks.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving, calling it a “simplistic fairy tale” based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up that America is based on “genocide”
She goes on to say that Republicans are “desperate” to keep this a secret because America is, in fact, a country “based on violence.”
“Our birth was violent, in 1619 a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia and ushered in two centuries of American slavery that left millions chained or dead,” she said.
“When those enslaved people were finally free, a terrorist organization that was a map-carrying member of polite society picked up the Ku Klux Klan where the Civil War ended.
Reid goes on to say that “the Klan and its ilk use violence to maintain white supremacy” remain active in the United States.
“As Americans, we continue to choose violence, we are a country that chooses violence over and over again. There is no facet of American society that remains unaffected by it,” she said.
While some supported her views, praising the progressive host for her “truth,” others disapproved of Reid’s comments.
While some supported her views and praised the progressive host for her “telling the truth,” others took issue with Reid’s comments expressing her “hate” for the United States.
Mark Reed Levin, an American lawyer, author, and radio personality who hosts the syndicated radio program The Mark Levin Show tweeted, “Fuck your business whoever hates our wonderful country knows no bounds.”
President of News Cycle Media and Breaking News Editor at DC Examiner Jon Nicosia called Reid “American-hating” and tweeted, “America-hating, talentless homophobe with bad hair.”
Others questioned Reid’s analysis, asking if Americans could “enjoy anything”: “Should we not enjoy anything?”
One twitter user said, “Joy ain’t got nothing if she can’t race ace. Sad’
Another said, “Your racist venom hinders your ability to distinguish between your rhetoric and reality. Get help!’
In March, Reid faced backlash for on-air comments criticizing media coverage of the conflict in Ukraine, a topic she says is elevated above wars involving “brown and black” people around the world to be.
Reid argued that Americans only care about the war because Ukrainians are “white and mostly Christian.”
Conservative commentators were quick to criticize Reid’s comments.
“All she likes to do is go out and stir racial hatred,” journalist Megyn Kelly said of Reid’s comments during a televised interview with Sky News Australia.
“Her point is, of course, stupid and unsupported.”
Kelly, 51, continued, “I was on Fox News when the Syrian crisis happened,” addressing Reid’s comparison between Western coverage of the two conflicts.
“We led that story all the way here in America — night, after night, after night,” Kelly said. “She was apparently just too moronic to pay attention.”
Speaking of Reid’s racially charged segment, the former Fox News firefighter said, “The fact that NBC and MSNBC are allowing this to happen is an absolute disgrace.”