Sunday morning on MSNBC, AM Joy host Joy Reid decided to twist the words of Media Research Center president Brent Bozell when it came to Bozell’s statement regarding Facebook’s decision to crack down on fake news stories.
Here is what Reid had to say about Bozell and this issue:
[B]ut people like Brent Bozell who has this media watchdog right-wing group who came out and essentially challenged Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, essentially sort of conceding the fact that a lot of the things that are put out on the right aren't real, but he wants them to be prominent in people's feeds.
In reaction, Bozell released the following statement:
I didn't essentially sort of concede diddly. I expressed that while 'fake news' does exist, and is a problem, and should be stopped, it is also true that there are those on the left politicizing the issue for partisan political gain, and when liberal outlets are assigned fact-checking oversight, that in itself becomes a new problem. I cannot think of a better example than the blather by Joy Reid on Sunday. Her statement was completely false. Should I call it 'fake news'? As for Jon Klein, who cares what he thinks? You can't fall lower than having the title 'former CNN.'