Joy-Ann Reid continues her war against those who attempt to use her programs to misinform.
Joy-Ann Reid lets nothing go unanswered
She's at it again. Joy-Ann Reid is making it a habit. She shuts down misinformation before it gets into the American psyche via our airwaves. That's journalism.
Many campaign surrogates appear on cable news not to answer questions but as free ad space to promote a message they want Americans to hear. Donald Trump and the Right are masters of acquiring this type of free media. The media have been complicit in allowing this.
Recently, more so than before, some real journalists like Joy-Ann Reid, Tamron Hall, and even Fox News' Shepard Smith have been bucking the established trend. They are not allowing campaign surrogates to use the airwaves to lie unchecked.
Once again, Reid caught a Trump campaign surrogate trying to spin a narrative to mislead Americans. She asked Mario Gutierrez, founder of Latinos For Trump if Trump's verbal assault on undocumented Latino immigrants is hurting the Republican Party's ability to win the 2016 election and to grow its Latino base.
"No I don't think so," said Gutierrez. "My friends, we stand with Donald Trump. There are a lot of Hispanics that are in the closet because of the violent criticism of the Left. But they support Donald Trump."
Reid pointed out that all the polls show that Trump's numbers are plummeting with Latinos.
"The polls are done in two blocks," said Gutierrez. "You have the born citizens here. And then you have me. I was born and raised in Mexico. My section is more against Donald Trump because the relationship that they have with the immigrant, illegal or undocumented, however, you want to call it. But you have the natural born that are more in the forty something percent."
Joy-Ann Reid did not let that stand. She told him to make a claim like that he needed to provide some validating poll.
"There is actually no numbers or research to support what you said," Reid said. "You just gave us a number out of whole cloth."
That is journalism other MSNBC, NBC, CNN, ABC, CNBC, Fox News hosts should follow. Are you listening?