Old Joy Reid Blog Posts Disappear From Internet Archive
A number of old posts from Joy Reid’s blog “The Reid Report” have disappeared from the “Wayback Machine” internet archive as of Friday afternoon.
On Thursday, The Daily Caller reported on two blog posts that Reid made in 2006 that contained criticism of Israel-supporting Americans and Wolf Blitzer for his reporting on Israel.
TheDC linked to the two archived posts from blog.reidreport.com, “Blitzer’s bias,” and “The flag bearers” on Thursday, however the links were no longer functional by Friday afternoon. Trying to search either post gives the message “Page cannot be displayed due to robots.txt.”
The general “blog.reidreport.com” gets the same error message when it is searched on the Wayback Machine.
Multiple other links from the Reid Report are no longer functional.
TheDC also reported Friday that Reid’s blog contained a post where Reid asserted it would be “one hell of an idea” in response to another blogger who asked, “Can we send Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter to Iraq, put them in a public square and just leave them there?” (RELATED: Joy Reid: It Was A ‘Hell Of An Idea’ To ‘Send Laura Ingraham And Ann Coulter To Iraq, Put Them In Public Square And Leave Them There’)
The link to the archive of Reid’s blog post titled “Dear Mr. Coulter” is also no longer functional and returns the same message: “Page cannot be displayed due to robots.txt.”
Reid referred to AIPAC as a “powerful lobbying group that holds the whip hand over Republican and Dmeocratic [sic] members of Congress alike.”
She also wrote that Blitzer, a Jewish journalist, “doesn’t even try to hide his affinity for his Israeli guests, or his partisanship for their cause, while turning instantly to prosecutorial mode when questioning any guest who has the dumb luck to be an Arab or Muslim in King Blitzer’s court.” (RELATED: Joy Reid Wrote About Possible ‘Dual Loyalties’ Of Israel Supporters, Said AIPAC ‘Holds The Whip Hand’ Over U.S. Politicians)
TheDC reached out to archive.org, which manages Wayback Machine, but did not receive a comment in time for publication.
The two Wayback Machine links from Reid’s blog put in BuzzFeed’s recent article, “Joy Reid’s Blog Published A Photoshopped Image Of John McCain As The Virginia Tech Shooter,” are also no longer working.