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Joy Reid's Tacky TikTok Talk!

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In case you just can't get enough of Joy Reid for an hour each weeknight on MSNBC, you can catch her sharing her wild and loose opinions on TikTok. Recently, she pounced on remarks by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) supporting the Alabama court decision that frozen embryos are children, because "we need more kids."

Our fertility rate in America is now at a record low, but Reid just wants to use Alabama's football coach senator as a punching bag. "Why does the state of Alabama need more kids? More kids for what?"

Reid wants to make this about immigration. "Your party, Sen. Tuberville, is the one screaming that 10 million immigrants ... have streamed into the country since Joe Biden has been president. And you're claiming that's too many people."

Most critics of the border crisis aren't arguing that America is overpopulated. They're arguing the massive influx of humanity is too much for our government systems to handle, which is the same critique emanating from Democrat big-city mayors who have been swamped with migrants who expect free food, housing and maybe a monthly gift card.

But Reid was primed to uncork a racial conspiracy theory, which MSNBC always encourages against Republicans. Antebellum references seem mandatory.

"There was a time when the state of Alabama absolutely needed more kids, because Alabama was a slave state," Reid proclaimed, "and the mandate of the planter class in Alabama was for black women to produce more kids because those kids were property, and they could work more kids and make more money on their plantation."

But what does 1854 have to do with 2024? Reid suggested there was a master plan: "Are you saying the state of Alabama needs more kids because you think that those populations will include people who may be destitute and desperate enough that when you kick out the immigrants ... you can make them do the work that the migrants are doing now? 'Cause that kind of sounds slavery-ish."

Wait. If the immigrants flooding into America are doing "slavery-ish" work, shouldn't Reid oppose more immigration? Reid needs to imply the immigrants pouring in are "people of color," even if that's not true. For the Left, appeals to limit illegal immigration must always be painted as motivated by racism.

 

To its credit, The New York Times has published a series of investigative reports on migrant child labor in America. One was headlined "Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S."

No one imagines that led to a scathing TikTok tirade by Reid. She closed out by asking Tuberville in absentia if, since he's a "white guy," he's suggesting "we need more kids" means "whites need more kids," a "Great Replacement thing," because if he thinks white women need to make more babies, "that's a little creepy. A little 'Handmaid's Tale,' don't you think?"

Back in 2021, Reid took to TikTok to mock Kyle Rittenhouse for tearing up when he testified about shooting rioters dead in self-defense. Reid compared him to Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings, mocking their "male white tears," and proclaiming these guys "Karen-out, and as soon as they get caught, they bring waterworks."

Reid wouldn't use this white-Karens-waterworks mockery for Hillary Clinton's public tears when she ran for president. These videos aren't for everyone. They're for the hardcore MSNBC watchers who want to "own the cons," but especially those stale pale males. Conservatives just want to check what chemicals she might have put in her vape pen to explain that overactive imagination.

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Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org. To find out more about Tim Graham and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.


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