Let’s ask MSNBC Host Joy Reid to explain how a nuclear war scenario is a racists event. That is the question she is forced to answer after jumping in on a prepper article by National Review’s David French on Monday. Ms. Reid was just too quick to read racism into an analysis of just how devastating a nuclear bomb would be to Manhattan or Honolulu. Look at her over reaction here.
As Written and Reported By James Barrett for the Daily Wire:
In yet another ugly incident featuring an MSNBC host, Joy-Ann Reid smeared National Review’s David French on Monday in a statement suggesting that an article he wrote was motivated by racism. The premise for Reid’s serious charge, however, was fundamentally flawed, which the left-wing host was finally forced to admit.
Reid’s smear of French, an Iraq war veteran, revolves around a straightforward “prepper” article he wrote for National Review about the realities of a nuclear attack, titled, “If a Missile Alert Sounds, Prepare to Live.” Here’s the key passage:
First, you have to understand that the odds are overwhelming that you’ll survive an initial blast. Nuclear weapons are devastating, but it’s a Hollywood myth that any individual strike will vaporize an entire American city, much less the suburbs and countryside. You can go to sites like nuclearsecrecy.com to see the blast radius of direct nuclear strikes at various yields.
The bottom line, even if a nuclear weapon as big as the largest North Korea has ever tested were to impact squarely on Manhattan, the vast majority of New Yorkers would survive the initial blast. A strike would devastate central Honolulu but leave many suburbs intact. If the missile misses a city center even by a small amount, the number of initial casualties plunges dramatically.
Because it’s an increasingly hysterical, leftwing rag, Newsweek responded to French’s article by ……
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