Tucker Carlson ripped left-wing television host Joy-Ann Reid for claiming some of her years-old blog entries rife with homophobic references, questions about whether ideological opponents were gay, and opposition to gay marriage were a product of hackers.
"There's not a single fashionable opinion Joy Reid doesn't have or isn't happy to denounce you for not having," Carlson said. "But, she wasn't always that way."
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"She mocked gay people, people she thought were gay, and opposed gay marriage," Carlson said.
Carlson said Reid lied about writing the posts, later claiming she was hacked.
"[It] really sounds like an MSNBC segment," Carlson said of the storyline Reid has been forwarding.
Carlson said Reid's explanations are "a crock" and that the blog posts in question have been archived by the Library of Congress.
He said that means the posts would have to be retroactively hacked "12 years ago before anyone knew who she was."
"You'd have to be a moron to believe it," he said, claiming that NBC News executives who have defended her story have their own record of "lying."
Reid's attorney, John H. Reichman, said they "received confirmation the FBI has opened an investigation into potential criminal activities surrounding several online accounts, including personal email and blog accounts, belonging to" the MSNBC host.