Andrea Mitchell Asks Joy Reid Awkward Question on What It Takes to Get Fired From TV Show

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell posed an awkward question to fellow host Joy Ann Reid in the wake of Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweets: “What do you have to do on social media to get fired from a top rated show on an American broadcast network?”

Barr, who tweeted a racist remark about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, apologized for the post after a backlash, and said she was leaving Twitter. ABC cancelled her hit sitcom Roseanne soon after.

Mitchell asked Reid about the backlash to Barr’s tweet on MSNBC Tuesday, and whether it would be enough to get her fired from her show.

The question was an awkward one for Reid: the MSNBC host came under fire last month for concocting an absurdly implausible hacking claim after Mediaite reported on homophobic posts from her own blog. Reid was not fired for her bizarre claims that someone hacked her old blog, and MSNBC claimed the FBI was on the case. Calls for Reid’s firing eventually abated, and she continued on with her morning show.

On another note, Reid is hosting a remarkably well-timed show with fellow MSNBC host Chris Hayes tonight, tackling “Every Day Racism in America”, and featuring a very topical guest: Valerie Jarrett.

That’ll make for an interesting contrast to President Donald Trump‘s rally tonight, slated for 7 p.m. ET.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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