MSNBC to Dump Melissa Harris Perry after Host’s Racist Outburst Against Network Executives
MSNBC to dump crackpot race-baiter Melissa Harris Perry after her latest racist outburst at the network.
Harris-Perry made headlines for her many racist outbursts on the far left network.
In December 2013 Melissa Harris-Perry mocked Mitt Romney for his black grandchild.
In May 2014 she attacked the NBA for profiting “from the sales of black bodies.”
He must be a delight to work with.
But her latest outburst got her fired.
The Washington Post reported:
MSNBC intends to part ways with host Melissa Harris-Perry after she complained about preemptions of her weekend program and implied that there was a racial aspect to the cable-news network’s treatment, insiders at MSNBC said.
Harris-Perry refused to appear on her program Saturday morning, telling her co-workers in an email that she felt “worthless” to the NBC-owned network. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” wrote Harris-Perry, who is African American. “I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by [NBC executives] or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back.”
The rebuke, which became public when it was obtained by the New York Times, has triggered discussions involving the network, Harris-Perry and her representatives about the terms of her departure, said people at MSNBC, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks with Perry have not been finalized.
The flap with Harris-Perry, who did not respond to a request for comment, follows a strategic transformation of MSNBC that has swept up several of its minority program hosts. Specifically, the network — which typically finishes far behind Fox News and CNN in cable-news ratings — has been trying to emphasize breaking-news coverage during daytime hours while maintaining a slate of liberal hosts during prime-time hours at night. Like its competitors, it has emphasized breaking campaign coverage, which lately has bumped Harris-Perry from her regular spot.