MSNBC and weekend anchor Joy Ann Reid came under fire from progressives and members of the Bernie Sanders campaign Saturday after airing a segment with a “body language expert” who—citing “eye level” and the turtling of the 2020 candidate’s shoulders—accused Sanders of lying earlier this week when he denied ever telling Sen. Elizabeth Warren that a woman could not be president.
“This is unhinged,” tweeted Meagan Day, a staff writer for Jacobin magazine, in response to the segment. “Genuinely divorced from reality.”
The guest on Reid’s show “AM Joy” was Janine Driver, who promotes herself as an “international communications expert” and the owner and president of the Body Language Institute. The segment sparked howls of criticism aimed at Driver, Reid, and the network.