"Thirty seconds would have done the trick," says Erik Wemple of Reid's non-apology Wednesday night. "Joy Reid, the MSNBC host who offensively characterized the Muslim world on Monday night, could have faced the camera and regretted the way she’d framed the matter. Then she could have moved on. Instead of such a graceful dispatch, however, the episode on Wednesday’s edition of The ReidOut received the cable-news version of The Twilight Zone. Two guests came on to discuss Reid’s missteps, and the host — in the best tradition of Bill O’Reilly — displayed her mastery of the almost-apology."