Joy Reid wants everyone to know she doesn’t blame Tom Joyner for the cancellation of her MSNBC show The Reid Report. Although it is true he declared himself a big fan right before the announcement was made.
“I don’t believe you to be the jink, but as a reporter, now that Jay and Sybil have given me the lead, I feel I at least have to investigate it,” Reid says.
It’s not all bad news. Reid will not disappear from the network. Reid says that her show being cancelled is more about increasing the amount of straightforward news coverage during the day and broadcasting less editorial coverage than any conspiracy. That’s what the audience seems to be asking for, as MSNBC has seen a downturn in overall ratings.
“We’re still working out what I’ll be doing. All the shows I’ve loved doing before, I’ll still be here. They were looking to make the turn to editorial and sometime last spring they made the change,” Reid said. She will still be visible on other shows, and will continue to report for the network.
Sharpton’s move to weekends is just a rumor, Joyner confirms. He will retain his 6 p.m. slot, which is getting great ratings for MSNBC.
“He’s the hardest working man in activism,” Reid says. “He’s at 9 o’ clock every Saturday morning at National Action Network in Harlem doing that activism which is broadcast live and then he preaches every Sunday, so he already works 7 days a week. So I don’t believe that.”
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