HISTORY MADE: First On-Air Trigger Warning Broadcast on MSNBC

Joy Reid tackles Washington R-dsk-ns controversy

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June 19, 2014

MSNBC host Joy Reid has made history (probably?) by uttering the first on-air "trigger warning" on network television.

Reid was discussing the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins, a name she described as a 
"racial slur" and refused to repeat on air. Before playing a clip of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) talking about the Redskins on the Senate floor, the MSNBC host told viewers: "He does use the name of the team, so I’m just going to warn you guys about that in advance."


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