Joy Reid's deft handling of a lying, filibustering pastor this morning was a sight to behold. Everyone should take a lesson about how it's done.
During a segment this morning with Pastor Darrell Scott, things got ugly when Reid started to discuss Trump's birtherism. Scott cut in on her with the claim that the birtherism was the fruit of Hillary Clinton's primary campaign.
It's a bad idea to try and pull that with Joy Reid, who knows the history of these things better than anyone else.
"No, that's wrong," Reid corrected. "Even a pastor cannot just make things up on this show."
Scott huffed and puffed and tried to filibuster, but Reid just cut him off entirely by ending the segment and going to a commercial break.
As they cut away, she said, "No, sir, I respect you as a pastor. You're not going to come on my show and make things up."
And that, as they say, was that.
This is exactly how these liars have to be handled. Correct the lie, expose them as liars, and show them the door.
Well done, Joy!