After months of scrutiny and questions surrounding her now-shuttered blog, MSNBC Joy Reid offered an unconditionalapology on Friday, saying she is a better person today than when she wrote a number of incendiary blog posts more than a decade ago.
“While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of the day,” Reid said in a statement. “There are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed. Today I’m sincerely apologizing again.”
“I’m sorry for the collateral damage and pain this is causing individuals and communities caught in the crossfire,” she added.
It was notable what the statement did not include: any mention of the claim Reid made in April that a number of the posts on her blog were written by hackers.