MSNBC’s Chris Jansing Briefly Addresses Joy Reid During Segment on Roseanne, Samantha Bee

On Friday, MSNBC briefly addressed the controversy surrounding Joy Reid‘s controversial blog posts from thirteen years ago and stressed they are standing with her. Earlier today, Reid apologized for a post from her blog that showed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz)’s head photoshopped over the Virginia Tech shooter’s body and noted she sincerely regretted those posts from her past. “To be clear, I have the highest respect for Sen. McCain as a public servant and patriot and wish him and his family the best,” Reid said in her statement. “I have reached out to Meghan McCain and will continue to do so. She is a former on-air colleague and I feel deeply for her and her family.” MSNBC’s Chris Jansing briefly addressed it during a segment this afternoon that covered both Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee. In response to Reid’s apology, NBC senior editor Claire Atkinson said, “there is culture war going on and it affects absolutely everything.” Referring to the Barr tweet scandal, Atkinson continued on: “I called some advertisers and asked them what they thought and they said, even if Disney keeps this on air, there is no way in a million years we would advertise on a show where the host said something that was so openly racist.” Then addressing Reid directly, she said this: “To talk about Joy for a second, I think the important thing here is NBC today for the first time made news by saying we stand with Joy, we accept the apologies about the comments she made in the past. I don’t know, I don’t think Joy’s ratings have been affected by this. She has made now two apologies for the situation. There have been no advertiser defections and so MSNBC is continuing to support Joy Reid.” Watch above, via MSNBC [image via screengrab]

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