MHP vs Phil Griffin: Dirty Laundry…
The New York Times’ John Koblin has reaction from both sides…and some dirty laundry…
She contrasted that with a scene from a few weeks ago shortly before the South Carolina primary. She said she was watching the network as Kate Snow, Steve Kornacki and Ari Melber had a lengthy discussion about black voters in South Carolina. She was sitting in the building, ready to go on the air if she was needed. She said that Ms. Miley emailed producers to remind them that both Joy Reid and Ms. Harris-Perry were ready to appear on the air. They never heard anything.
“It was jaw-dropping, given that someone who wrote two books about the black vote was in the building,” said Ms. Harris-Perry, who is also a professor at Wake Forest University.
“I don’t have the words,” she continued. “It didn’t make me feel proud to work there.”
Ms. Miley confirmed that she sent email to producers that day, but said the fact that Ms. Harris-Perry did not go on the air was nothing more than the “ebbs and flows” of cable news, she said.
“I don’t think it was a purposeful intention to silence or not include her in the conversation,” she said.