MSNBC's Joy Reid concedes 'framing' of Muslim comments 'didn't work'

MSNBC's Joy Reid concedes 'framing' of Muslim comments 'didn't work'
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MSNBC’s Joy Reid conceded Wednesday that “the way that [she] framed” a comparison of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE’s supporters to radicalized Muslims “didn’t work.”

Reid drew widespread criticism after saying Monday that the president and his allies were “radicalizing supporters” in a way comparable to “the way Muslims act.”

Critics included the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired Left feels empowered after Biden backtracks on refugees Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' MORE (D-Minn.), who said “[w]e deserve better and an apology for the painful moment for so many Muslims around our country should be forthcoming.”


During her show Wednesday evening, Reid did not explicitly apologize and accused some critics of bad faith. “I asked that question on Monday, and there was a lot of conversation, particularly online after the segment aired, some of which was frankly not in good faith,” Reid said.

“But some of the conversation reflected the genuine feelings of people who have been subjected to the kind of stereotyping that I just described, and who take matters like this to heart because of it,” she added. “And we should all be sensitive to that, and I certainly should have been sensitive to that.”

Reid went on to discuss the Monday comments with Newsweek editor-at-large Naveed Jamali, a guest during the segment in question. During her discussion with Jamali she conceded her phrasing was “not exactly the most artful way of asking that question, obviously, based on the reaction” and that “the way that I framed it obviously didn’t work.”

Another guest, Dalia Mogahed, the director of research for The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, said that while Reid had historically “given Muslim voices a fair shake,” her phrasing had suggested “Muslims were inherently violent.”