MHP vs. MSNBC…

The New York Times’ John Koblin has a bombshell story about Melissa Harris-Perry and MSNBC…

Melissa Harris-Perry said she was refusing to go on the MSNBC show she hosts this Saturday, following several weeks of pre-emptions and what she described as a loss of editorial control.

In an email sent to people she works with this week, which was obtained by The New York Times, Ms. Harris-Perry said that her show had effectively been taken away from her and that she felt “worthless” in the eyes of NBC News executives.

“Here is the reality: Our show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice — in the midst of an election season,” she wrote. “After four years of building an audience, developing a brand and developing trust with our viewers, we were effectively and utterly silenced.”

In a phone interview, Ms. Harris-Perry confirmed she would not appear on the show this weekend. She said she had received no word about whether her show, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays, had been canceled, but said she was frustrated that her time slot had faced pre-emptions for coverage of the presidential election. She said she had not appeared on the network at all “for weeks” and that she was mostly sidelined during recent election coverage in South Carolina and New Hampshire. (She was asked to return this weekend.)

7 Responses to “MHP vs. MSNBC…”

  1. Good riddance… her show was annoying and her lisp was irritating.

  2. speedking70 Says:

    The most special of special snowflakes MHP and her public TV suicide. Good riddance to bad garbage. Tough time of year for her, it being tax season.

  3. If she had a hit show……she could get away with talking about MSNBC bosses that way…..she doesn’t and she wont…..they may put it off till they find a replacement but she’s done.

  4. If she had a hit show, this wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

  5. Well I admit I don’t watch weekend ratings close……but how bad is her show rating?

    MSNBC has pre-empted the entire lineup. Some of those shows must get good ratings.

    The one person whose show almost NEVER get pre-empted for breaking or at least most important news is Bill O’reilly IMHO…..which is of course a hit show. IE: capture of boston bomber.

  6. Can you believe the fascination (or obsession) many commenters on the right have with this woman.

    I even saw a post on a Fox News blog and also on Mediaite this morning about her signing on with Fusion.

    She had a second tear TV show with very low ratings. Let it go folks.

    Sheesh.

  7. *tier — not tear

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