December 11, 2019
Politics

MSNBC Puts up Picture of White Nationalist Richard Spencer Instead of Ex-Navy Secretary

MSNBC put up a picture of white nationalist Richard Spencer during a segment showing viewers recent comments by another Richard Spencer, the recently ousted secretary of the Navy.

The picture was broadcast during “AM Joy” hosted by Joy Reid on Dec. 1.

Reid later shared a video that featured her making a correction.

“I want to make a quick correction. This is a pretty big correction. Earlier in the segment as we were talking about former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer,” Reid told viewers.

CORRECTION: Earlier on #AMJoy as we were talking about former Navy secretary Richard Spencer we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer. We are very, deeply sorry for that mistake. pic.twitter.com/l3QW2lNP0b

— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) December 1, 2019

MSNBC was “very, deeply sorry for that mistake,” Reid added.

The error came as Reid and several guests were discussing an op-ed Spencer wrote that was published in the Washington Post.

Since being ousted by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper for keeping secret negotiations with the White House, Spencer has attacked President Donald Trump over the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.

The other Richard Spencer, a white nationalist and president of the National Policy Institute, was among those reacting to MSNBCs airing of his picture, writing in a statement, “On some deep, unconscious level, America wants me to be in charge of the U.S. Navy.”

On some deep, unconscious level, America wants me to be in charge of the U.S. Navy. https://t.co/fjTMgWN2Rh

— Richard 🎅🏻 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) December 1, 2019

Reid, 50, made national news earlier this year when, after posts from her old blog were unearthed, she claimed that she may have been hacked. She said the FBI had been asked to look into the matter.

The posts were full of Reids thoughts on homosexuals, including her saying “most straight people cringRead More – Source

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