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Sat Sep 10, 2016, 11:47 AM

She had me after the first jerk on the first jerk's neck: Tribute to Joy Reed doing her job so well

I've been noticing positive comments on DU about Joy Reed. So I literally sat down to see her Sunday morning show and now I am crystal clear on just why that is!

She does not allow rambling from talking points or non answers from anyone.
She does not allow veering off the subject or twisting those non-answers into accusations against the opponent.
She has the warmest smile when she goes after them by precisely labeling their behavior and their often underhanded intentions.
She stops them cold, and forces them to either start over and present an appropriate answer and if that is not forthcoming she shuts them up and tells them why.
She is a force to be heeded and reckoned with.
It seems she has become must see TV.

Above all else she has perfected the art of not allowing interruptions. If they start talking over the person who has the floor in order to drown out their words she puts an immediate end to it, but first she calls them on what they are doing and labels it.

I so wish we could have her in charge of the debates to come! She would shine a penetrating light on non-answers, garbage talk, dancing around issues and diversions, and she would on the spot call anyone out on lies or obfuscation and she would back it up with obvious knowledge and proof.

I used to think of her as the woman who either never sleeps, or has an identical twin. I had noticed she seems to be filling in for someone or shows up on the screen a whole lot.
I now know it's time to sit down and turn up the sound and pay close attention when this happens.
What a perfect time to have such a perfect person doing her important job this well!

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Reply She had me after the first jerk on the first jerk's neck: Tribute to Joy Reed doing her job so well (Original post)
Mira Sep 2016 OP
Wounded Bear Sep 2016 #1
carolinayellowdog Sep 2016 #3
Thinkingabout Sep 2016 #2
Delmette Sep 2016 #4
creoledna Sep 2016 #5
nolabear Sep 2016 #6
blm Sep 2016 #7
PatSeg Sep 2016 #8
left-of-center2012 Sep 2016 #9
calimary Sep 2016 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2016 #13
calimary Sep 2016 #16
Loki Sep 2016 #10
calimary Sep 2016 #11
Loki Sep 2016 #15
world wide wally Sep 2016 #14
Mira Sep 2016 #17
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2016 #18
Skittles Sep 2016 #19
Mira Sep 2016 #21
eleny Sep 2016 #20
skylucy Sep 2016 #22
scardycat Sep 2016 #23

Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 11:50 AM

1. She's been on a roll lately, to be sure...

Liking her more and more.

I hope it is contagious among her fellow "journalists." Some more of this and perhaps we can remove the air quotes.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 11:54 AM

3. may her courage be contagious!

which would restore some of the faith of millions of demoralized Americans in the fairness of the media

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 11:51 AM

2. Yes I agree with all the things you posted plus when they do not answer her question she tells

them it does not appear they are going to answer her question, I love hearing her tell them they are not going to dance and she thinks they have answered. Trump would never agree to her as moderator for the debates but she would be great.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:11 PM

4. I'll start watching MSNBC again...

But only to watch Joy.



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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 01:02 PM

5. Yeah You Right

I watched her this morning and you are certainly right.
I'm sure she is being added to many pols' "do not reply" lists.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 01:04 PM

6. She is really coming into her own. I'm so glad MSNBC is responding to her popularity.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 01:43 PM

7. She has been my preferred on-screen journalist for the last 4 years.

She happens to be one of a only few reality-based community 'journalists' on broadcast 'news' media.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:32 PM

8. She has been remarkable

She is like that very firm, but fair teacher who didn't let you get away with any bullshit or deflecting. It is like she sees what is going on from the viewers perspective. As a viewer I hate cross talk. Why listen if you can't hear what they are saying, which she explained this morning to Boris. And I can't stand mechanical spewing of scripted talking points. I can go on YouTube and listen to endless political commercials.

She does a wonderful job and this should not be such a rarity. It is called journalism.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:32 PM

9. Chuck Todd said he lets GOP lie to him

Chuck Todd Defends Not Challenging Republican Lies On Meet The Press

“Todd said that he allows guests to lie on Meet The Press, because if he didn’t, politicians (Republicans) would refuse to be on his show.”

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:39 PM

12. Yeah, that's how Chris Wallace says he plans to "moderate" the upcoming debate.



His father must be spinning in his grave.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:39 PM

13. And how would that be a bad thing?

Republicans refusing to be on his show, that is.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 03:01 PM

16. Btw - you got me on a roll here. Here's the tweet storm I just swamped him with:

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html Still feel this way? Can I propose something? What's so bad about NOT having so many GOPers on the air?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about NOT having so many GOPers on the air? What's so bad about FORCING them to defend?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about FORCING them to defend? If they demand soft-balls only, WHAT THE HELL GOOD ARE THEY?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about FORCING them to defend? If they demand soft-balls only, WHY reward bad behavior?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about FORCING them to defend? If they demand soft-balls only, WHY tolerate bad behavior?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about FORCING them to defend? If they demand soft-balls only, can't they take the heat?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about FORCING them to defend? If they demand soft-balls only, SHOULDN’T THEY TAKE THE HEAT?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about FORCING them to defend? If they demand soft-balls only, WHO NEEDS 'EM, ANYWAY????

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html What's so bad about FORCING them to defend? If they demand soft-balls only, FEATURE OTHER GUESTS INSTEAD!

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html If they demand soft-balls only, USE OTHER GUESTS INSTEAD! If they're denied exposure, they might reform!

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html If they demand soft-balls only, DON'T ASK THEM BACK!!! Denied exposure, attention-whores might reform!

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html If they demand soft-balls only, DON'T ASK THEM BACK!!! Denied exposure, EXPOSURE-WHORES might reform!

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html Soft-ball demands? Sounds like they think THEY own YOU. Isn't it/SHOULDN'T IT BE the other way around?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html Sounds like they think THEY own YOU. Isn't it/SHOULDN'T IT BE the other way around? THEIR show? Or YOURS?

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html Those demanding soft-balls only are nothing but spoiled brats. You'd let your kid get away with that???

@chucktodd http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/28/chuck-todd-defends-challenging-republican-lies-meet-press.html Those demanding soft-balls-only are nothing but spoiled brats. DO NOT INDULGE OR REWARD BAD BEHAVIOR!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:34 PM

10. This is a thing of beauty. No one in the business does it like her.

For your viewing pleasure. This link is the full interview with Boris, hope it works for everyone.

http://on.msnbc.com/2cCrCa4

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:35 PM

11. I suggest using Twitter to have her back.

Tweet her something positive - like "thank you for cutting through the GOP shit" or any number of the points you brought up, that you observed by watching her work. AND PUT IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S TWITTER HANDLE. So THEY see it, too. They see the compliment you paid to her (that you did not pay to them). Might make 'em start wondering why nobody compliments them for interview techniques like that - OH WAIT! Maybe it's because they don't employ interview techniques like that.

It really helps to bring somebody else in on it, too, so the recipient knows other eyeballs are looking at this. They need to know these attagirls are going out, in droves, to Joy Reid, who has viewers who are paying attention AND NOTICING. Those are valuable viewers because they're loyal. And everybody else at those networks knows this.

It could be that Joy Reid has already had such an impact (how could she not? NOBODY ELSE has been doing these things she does on the air routinely!) that others ARE noticing. I've noticed, myself, that there seems to be a growing tendency with some of these idiots that they're actually stopping some GOP motormouth in the middle of a phrase, and calling for civility and forcing the rudeness to stop. I've noticed this particular activity has started spreading. And Thank GOD for it!!!

It's ALWAYS a good idea to "be a good parent" with these people. They need Good Parenting! You reinforce and reward good behavior. You DO NOT reinforce OR reward bad behavior.

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Response to calimary (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:57 PM

15. Good idea.

Tweet to all the so called TV infotainers out there. Why are you letting Joy Ann Reid do all the heavy lifting? On my way.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 02:40 PM

14. All this praise over just being fair and doing her job

We've sunk a long way, haven't we?

But I do commend her bigly!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 04:24 PM

17. Yes - we have sunk abysmally low

and that is true on all fronts. The low expectations that are met so ably by so many show up the ones who rise above them.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 05:36 PM

18. In a time of universal deceit

 

telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 05:56 PM

19. Reid

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 07:04 PM

21. Thank you.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 06:10 PM

20. her weekend shows are set up to be recorded so i never miss a broadcast

love it when she fills in hosting for others. a treasure.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 02:43 AM

22. Joy Reid= THE BEST!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 04:39 AM

23. Remember when Rachael Maddow was like her? n/t

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