LGBT advocacy group PFLAG rescinded MSNBC host Joy Reid’s Straight for Equality in Media award on Wednesday after old homophobic blog posts resurfaced, multiple news outlets report.
Reid and her team claims she was hacked, with MSNBC saying Reid’s lawyers alerted Google and the Internet Archive to the alleged hacking.
The New York Times reports cybersecurity consultant Jonathan Nichols told MSNBC that Reid’s blog was breached in December with "fraudulent entries" that featured "suspicious formatting and time stamps” that were not consistent with the rest of her blog.
Nichols also says Reid’s team has evidence that some of the posts circulating on the internet were doctored screenshots that never appeared on Reid's blog.
However, The Times also reports The Internet Archive found no evidence of hacking.
Reid’s apology in December said she regrets that her posts were “insensitive, tone deaf and dumb.”