CNN’s Brian Stelter: Joy Reid Still Has ‘Credibility Issue’ Over Blog Hacking Claim

CNN’s Brian Stelter today broke down the latest developments from the Joy Reid controversy and the lingering question over her old blog posts.

Just this week additional posts from the MSNBC host’s blog that 1) promoted a 9/11 conspiracy, and 2) featured a horrific attack on John McCain.

Stelter told Brooke Baldwin that there could certainly be “more posts out there,” walking through how this controversy has evolved in the past few months.

Reid issued a statement today apologizing again and saying, “While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of the day. There are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed.”

One thing her new statement does not mention is her past claim of hacking.

And it’s on this issue, Stelter said, where Reid still faces a problem:

“People should be able to change, they should be given the space to evolve… But it’s the credibility issue about claiming you were hacked and then maybe not claiming you were hacked, and then you have an expert say the FBI’s investigating, maybe that’s not true. That’s really, I think, the issue here. It’s up to her viewers to decide if she’s credible on that or not.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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