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CLAPBACK GONE WRONG

Joy Reid Mockingly Calls Woman ‘Dear,’ Then Flips Out When Woman Calls Her ‘Dear’ Back

When it comes to employing patronizing insults, Joy Ann Reid is either a hypocrite or someone with an extremely short memory.

During a feisty Twitter exchange, the MSNBC pundit mockingly referred to progressive author Elizabeth Hamilton Argyropoulos as “dear” — similar to how men in the 1960s used the term toward their secretaries, i.e. Don Draper from Mad Men. However, when the woman Reid dubbed “dear” sarcastically threw the word back in her face, the weekend cable news host was not pleased.

Reid aired her grievances regarding the condescending term to her over 800,000 Twitter followers in a flurry of posts — all while forgetting that it was her own word, not Argyropoulos’:

The two women were debating the use of the idiom “alt-left” — an expression moderate liberals like Reid used to disparage Bernie Sanders supporters and other progressive voters during the Democratic primary and beyond. MSNBC political analyst Joan Walsh was also noted for using the phrase toward those further to the left than her.

Additionally, the media’s coverage of Hillary Clinton verses Sanders was also a contentious topic of debate between Reid and Argyropoulos.

Of course, everyone’s favorite GIF-intolerant pundit Kurt Eichenwald had to hop onto the Reid bandwagon, celebrating her botched clapback by tweeting two words, “Mic. Drop.” However, the Mediaite team had two different words for Eichenwald: Tentacle. Porn.

Argyropoulos, who is known on Twitter as bourgeoisiealien, responded to Reid’s “dear” insults in a tweet yesterday:

Amazingly, this is not even Reid’s first time mocking other women by using the word “dear” — she attacked UK prime minister Theresa May, a Sanders supporter, and fringe pundit Louise Mensch similarly:

In a media climate that thrives on calling out hypocrites and flip-floppers, the ability to remember what you tweeted may prove useful for Reid’s next attempt at a clapback.

This post has been updated to clarify Reid’s political viewpoint.

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