MSNBC host Joy Reid issued an apology on Sunday for a series of blog posts nearly a decade ago, mostly critical of former Gov.
Charlie Crist of Florida, that have been criticized as homophobic and “anti-gay.”“This note is my apology to all who are disappointed by the content of blogs I wrote a decade ago, for which my choice of words and tone have legitimately been criticized,” Reid said in a statement shared with NBC News, which, like MSNBC, is owned by NBCUniversal.
Salman's husband, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack at the Pulse nightclub (above) last June 12.
If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams.
Her attorney, Charles Swift in Texas, said in a statement that she maintains her innocence.'We are currently exploring all available legal remedies on her behalf,' Swift said.
'Until all the facts come out in trial, we urge the community to withhold judgment.'Salman moved to California to be with family after last June's massacre at the gay Orlando nightclub, and she had her first court appearance there even though charges were filed in Orlando.
Here are six things to keep in mind to help you spot and avoid scammers on online dating sites.
Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.Again, both men and women can and have fallen victim to online dating scammers, but women tend to be targeted more aggressively.Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.She repeatedly referred to him as "Miss Charlie" and tagged posts about him under "gay politicians." (thread) pic.twitter.com/t RYv J3l Tc8— James M (@Jamie_Maz) November 30, 2017During the time she wrote those blog posts, Reid was a morning talk radio host and blogger covering Florida politics."Among the frequent subjects of my posts was then-governor Charlie Crist, at the time a conservative Republican, whose positions on issues like gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples in Florida shared headlines with widely rumored reports that he was hiding his sexual orientation," Reid wrote in her apology."At no time have I intentionally sought to demean or harm the LGBT community, which includes people whom I deeply love.