Joy Reid trashes Musk, claims he is ‘missing’ old South Africa apartheid

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid prompt Elon Musk “missed” South Africa’s apartheid, in a rant in opposition to the Tesla CEO and new Twitter proprietor, Tuesday evening.

Alongside along with her visitor Jason Johnson, “The ReidOut” host was trashing Musk whereas mocking conservatives as “outsiders to the culture” who had been going to overlook having the ability to bully “smart” liberals, leaving Twitter.

Employees at tables inside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 17, 2022. 

Workers at tables inside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 17, 2022. 
(Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg through Getty Pictures)

“First he got here out and tweeted, ‘I hope my worst critics don’t leave.’ Yeah, buddy, because you know if the smart people and the people who criticize you leave, Twitter will have no value without the content that you get for free from intelligent people like Charles Blow and the attacks on people like Charles Blow from far right people who just enjoy attacking, particularly Black people on social media,” Reid said.

New York Times columnist Charles Blow was one of many liberal media figures who threatened to leave the platform after Musk’s takeover.


Her visitor, MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson, agreed that Musk’s transfer would backfire for the suitable, as a result of he stated they need “to control Twitter” to allow them to be the place the “cool people are.”

“We all know Elon Musk wants to control Twitter. We know why the right wants to control Twitter. They don’t want to go with their own club. They don’t want to hang out at the honky-tonk. They want to go to the club where the cool people are. And so they know they can’t go in unless they buy the entire block,” Johnson stated.

Reid agreed and took it a step additional, saying conservatives wish to have the option “punch people in the face” then snicker about it. 

"ReidOut" host Joy Reid, guest Jason Johnson on MSNBC, April 26, 2022.

“ReidOut” host Joy Reid, visitor Jason Johnson on MSNBC, April 26, 2022.

She claimed that Musk buying Twitter meant that he should “miss” the “old South Africa” within the Nineteen Eighties, a transparent reference to the time when the nation was protesting apartheid.

“They have been described as being on the outside of the culture looking in through the glass, but they don’t just want to come in. They want to come in and be able to punch people in the face and walk around and laugh about it and then not have anyone be able to stop them,” Reid scoffed.

“The thing is the enjoyment they get out of being in this town square is being able to harass people, being able to attack people. There was a time when people had the double hashtags around their name because they were Jewish and right wingers were saying ‘get in the oven’ any time you made any benign comment on Twitter. They attacked women. The misogyny was crazy on Twitter for a while. Elon Musk, I guess he misses the old South Africa in the ‘80’s. He wants that back!” she added.

Musk was born in and raised in South Africa within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s. 

Throughout a earlier episode of “The ReidOut,” MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas made related feedback. 

“He is building in Tesla, a documentedly racist company, that perhaps reminds him, gives him nostalgic memories of the apartheid in South Africa where he grew up,” Girirdharadas instructed Reid, Monday evening.


The pair additionally rehashed liberal worries that Musk was going to make use of Twitter as a bully pulpit.

Calling Musk a Twitter “troll,” Reid proclaimed that Musk’s “idea of freedom” was “freedom to be a jerk and to be cruel and to have no one be able to stop you.”


MSNBC host Ari Melber was ridiculed Tuesday, after he fretted that Elon Musk would use Twitter to ban political candidates, and censor the attain of knowledge they share.

Twitter has already been accused of doing what Melber predicted, once they censored the New York Publish’s Hunter Biden story from their platform, weeks earlier than the 2020 election and completely suspended President Trump’s Twitter account in January 2021, after the Capitol Hill riot. 

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