According to NPR, Melissa Harris Perry is pulling another “card” (the “looney” card) as she says she is being silenced.
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of an eponymous talk show on MSNBC, has accused executives at MSNBC of effectively silencing her show, and says she has no intentions of hosting this weekend.
Melissa Harris-Perry normally airs from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern on weekends, but has been replaced by election coverage for most of the last month, the New York Times reports.
In a letter to her staff, Perry said that while she has been scheduled to host again this weekend, she suspects that’s “a decision being made solely to save face because there is a growing chorus of questions from our viewers about my notable absence from MSNBC coverage.”
The woman who said Star Wars was racist because of the character Darth Vader?
The woman who did an entire show on “black hair”?
She wonders why MSNBC executives have removed her editorial responsibility?
She accuses MSNBC executives of not responding to her concerns — or indeed communicating with her at all — and says she objects not only to the loss of air time, but to a degradation of her show’s editorial authority. Until her concerns are addressed, she says, she won’t be hosting.
And it gets worse. Perry is notorious for her on air meltdowns, as she does here saying that being poor is “risky.”
Or how about this jewel where MHP declares “hard work” as a racist statement:
I could show you a montage of stupidity from Perry that is matched only by her contemporary Al Sharpton, and she wonders why she’s being SILENCED?