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  • Joy Reid's Kind of Republican Calls Trump a 'Fascist'

    05/07/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We made it a point to tune into Joy Reid's debut this morning in the MSNBC slot formerly occupied by Melissa Harris-Perry. For anyone who imagined Reid might be more fair-and-balanced than MH-P: fuggedaboutit. After an all-liberal opening panel blamed Bernie Sanders for failing to adequately address the concerns of African-Americans, the remainder of the show was one, long, hate-Trump fest. Mac Stipanovich, a Florida lobbyist who in the past worked on one of Jeb's gubernatorial campaigns, was the token representative of the GOP. As the headline indicates, he was Joy Reid's kind of Republican. Stipanovich called Trump a "fascist"...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Explains What Went Wrong With Her Beloved MSNBC Show

    03/16/2016 7:19:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | 3-15-2016 | Christina Cauterucci
    Just before the new year, her executive producer told her he’d gotten word that the show was going to run the full length of its contract, through October. Then, starting the second week of January, the show’s typical branding disappeared from the broadcasts, and no one at Melissa Harris-Perry knew why. There was no soundtrack, no Melissa Harris-Perry banners at the top or bottom of the screen, no color scheme on the graphics. At first, they thought it had something to do with the presidential primaries. Then, the show’s title went missing from the network’s internal database—there was just a...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry exit puts focus on MSNBC record

    03/03/2016 4:23:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2016 5:14 PM EST | David Bauder
    MSNBC's facelift over the past two years has cut the airtime of some of its most prominent minority personalities - and it is starting to be noticed. The National Association of Black Journalists expressed concerns about MSNBC's record in the wake of the noisy exit of weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry. The network said Thursday that it is proud of its diversity effort and noted that people of all ethnicities have seen their roles reduced or eliminated as part of a transition to more breaking news coverage. Harris-Perry, who is black, had been proud of bringing new voices to television on...
  • MSNBC Fires Host Who Wore Tampon Earrings and Compared Abortion to Cancer Treatment

    03/02/2016 9:17:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Conor Beck
    Journalist Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC has made no fans in the pro-life movement, but her network has had enough of her, too. The Daily Caller reports that Harris-Perry grew very angry about her show being pre-empted by election coverage, resulting in her lashing out. She announced that her lack of airtime made her feel “worthless,” and led her to start boycotting her own show. This did not earn her much sympathy from the network. Reconciliation between Harris-Perry and the network is now impossible, and they are only discussing severance, according to the report. In regard to her treatment by MSNBC...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Is Out at MSNBC, Network Confirms

    02/28/2016 1:07:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 81 replies
    The MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is officially out at the network. Two days after Ms. Harris-Perry publicly stated she felt “worthless” to NBC News executives after several weeks of pre-emptions for her namesake weekend morning show, an MSNBC spokesman on Sunday confirmed that the network and Ms. Harris-Perry were “parting ways.”
  • Exclusive: MSNBC to Issue Statement Officially Severing Ties with Melissa Harris-Perry Today

    02/28/2016 7:36:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 103 replies
    mediaite ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | Joe Concha
    Melissa Harris Perry will officially be out of a television job today. MSNBC — which signed the the 42-year-old four years ago to host her own weekend program — will officially make that announcement today, according to an unimpeachable source. The decision comes after Harris-Perry publicly accused NBC News Chariman Andy Lack and MSNBC President Phil Griffin of pre-empting her program due to racial reasons. Per an email she sent to staff that made its way quickly to the New York Times on Friday: “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes. I am not a token,...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-emptions

    02/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-26-2016 | JOHN KOBLIN
    "I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by Lack, Griffin or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back." Ms. Harris-Perry is black, and Mr. Lack and Mr. Griffin are white. In the phone interview on Friday, Ms. Harris-Perry clarified her remarks and said she did not think race played a role in her recent absence from the air. "I don't know if there is a personal racial component," she said. "I don't think anyone is doing something mean to me because I'm a black person." An NBC News spokesman said...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Away From MSNBC Show

    02/26/2016 6:59:41 PM PST · by NCDragon · 30 replies
    MSN.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | MSNBC
    Melissa Harris-Perry may be too progressive for the new MSNBC. The anchor, who has hosted a weekend program on the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet since 2012, said she will not host her show this weekend in what appears to be a significant difference of opinion regarding her role at the network, which has in recent months focused more intently on breaking-news coverage and politics in recent months. “Here is the reality: Our show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice — in the midst of an election season,” Harris-Perry wrote in a note that was reported previously by the New York Times, then...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry boycotting her own MSNBC show: report

    02/26/2016 2:24:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    February 26, 2016, 04:29 pm Melissa Harris-Perry boycotting her own MSNBC show: report By Mark Hensch Melissa Harris-Perry is refusing to host her MSNBC show this weekend after presidential election coverage repeatedly pre-empted her, according to The New York Times. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” Harris-Perry wrote in an email obtained by the Times. "I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by [NBC News chairman Andrew] Lack, [MSNBC President Phil] Griffin or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back.” Harris-Perry resents the show’s pre-emption...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Says She Won’t Appear On Her Show After Pre-Emptions

    02/26/2016 1:26:44 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    tpm ^ | 2-26-2016 | ALLEGRA KIRKLAND
    Frustrated with what she described as a lack of editorial control, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry told the New York Times on Friday that she will not appear on her show this weekend. "Our show was taken--without comment or discussion or notice--in the midst of an election season," Harris-Perry wrote in an email to colleagues that was obtained by the Times. "After four years of building an audience, developing a brand and developing trust with our viewers, we were effectively and utterly silenced." The MSNBC host expressed frustration at having her regular time slot--10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday--taken...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Gripes Over 'Totally Black Guy' Darth Vader As Evil Character

    12/13/2015 2:22:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 13, 2015 | Brad Wilmouth
    On her eponymously named Sunday morning show, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry went into a mini-rant about racism in Star Wars as she complained about villain Darth Vader being "totally a black guy" when he was "cutting off white men's hands" who did not "claim his son," but then became a white man after he "claims his son and goes over to the good." MSNBC's Harris-Perry Gripes Over 'Totally Black Guy' Darth Vader as Evil CharacterDuring a segment about the upcoming The Force Awakens sequel, after a discussion about Princess Leia's slave girl costume from the 1980s at 11:44 a.m., the...
  • Harris-Perry: By Showing Malik in Hijab, NYT Suggesting 'This Is What Terrorism Looks Like'

    12/06/2015 8:57:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | 12/6/15 | Mark Finkelstein
    They would have used a photo of her in an NRA cap, but none was available . . . Man, it's getting hard to navigate the nuanced shoals of political correctness. Now, even the ineffably sensitive New York Times has run afoul of the rules, as propounded by Melissa Harris-Perry. On her MSNBC show today, Harris-Perry griped that the Gray Lady had run a photo of Islamic terrorist killer Tafsheen Malik wearing a hijab. As per H-P, the Times was sending a message that "this is what terrorism looks like." Damn those anti-Muslim bigots of the New York Times! But...
  • Harris-Perry: By Showing Malik in Hijab, NYT Suggesting 'This Is What Terrorism Looks Like'

    12/05/2015 9:52:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They would have used a photo of her in an NRA cap, but none was available . . . Man, it's getting hard to navigate the nuanced shoals of political correctness. Now, even the ineffably sensitive New York Times has run afoul of the rules, as propounded by Melissa Harris-Perry. On her MSNBC show today, Harris-Perry griped that the Gray Lady had run a photo of Islamic terrorist killer Tafsheen Malik wearing a hijab. As per H-P, the Times was sending a message that "this is what terrorism looks like." Damn those anti-Muslim bigots of the New York Times! But...
  • MSNBC GUEST: PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

    11/08/2015 11:07:25 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/15 | TRENT BAKER
    Southern Coalition for Social Justice senior staff attorney Daryl Atkinson appeared Saturday as a guest on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” to talk President Obama’s executive order to “ban the box,” which refers to the section on a job application for criminal history. According to Atkinson, people with a criminal background “face legal discrimination in many areas of life” “The president’s action on Monday really affirms values that we hold dear in this country. Values like inclusion and equal opportunity for all people because people with records face legal discrimination in many areas of life. The 65 million Americans, one in three...
  • The New Dumb Debate: What Counts As 'Hard Work'?

    11/06/2015 10:08:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    One of my favorite characters, drawn by one of my favorite writers, is Will Freeman, the bachelor protagonist in Nick Hornby's1998 novel "About a Boy." Living off the royalties of his deceased father's one-hit-wonder, Will confronts the disappointment his many female conquests express when they learn he doesn't have to work for a living. While this may sound at first like the stuff of science fiction -- in what alternate universe would anyone bemoan a life of leisure? -- the reality is that we respect hard work and are suspicious of its absence. For evidence, see: real life. Yes, most...
  • OMG MELISSA HARRIS PERRY HAS LOST HER MIND. (Video: Now calling someone a hard worker is racist)

    10/27/2015 6:41:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 10/26/2015 | Mackarena
    She thinks calling someone a hard worker is racist, you guys. Unreal....
  • OMG MELISSA HARRIS PERRY HAS LOST HER MIND. (Video: Now calling someone a hard worker is racist)

    10/27/2015 6:35:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 10/26/2015 | Mocarena
    She thinks calling someone a hard worker is racist, you guys. Unbelievable....
  • WOW! MSNBC: Socialism Never Took Hold in America BECAUSE OF RACISM (VIDEO)

    10/24/2015 11:32:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/24/15 | Jm Hoft
    MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and one of her show panelists recently explained that America isn’t a socialist country because of racism. Because the Founding Fathers envisioned a Socialist America. Is there anything the left can’t blame on racism? Transcript via Truth Revolt: MHP: So we see this comparison a lot that the U.S. is alone, and nearly alone, among Western democracies in not having universal health care or guaranteed paid parental leave or many other perks of a more socialist government. But the question is why. What makes the U.S. different? And the way I tend to frame this to my...
  • BLM Leader to Harris-Perry: No Need to Apologize for 'Pigs in a Blanket, Fry 'em Like Bacon'

    10/18/2015 9:12:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    After tape rolled of Black Lives Matter demonstrators repeatedly chanting "pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon," you might have thought a BLM leader would either apologize, or at least seek to miminize the incident as the excesses of an irresponsible and unrepresenative few. But no. On today's Melissa Harris-Perry show, after just such video was played, BLM leader Monica Dennis issued not one word of apology. To the contrary, Dennis said "there is no need to apologize" for what the BLM movement is "putting forth," and touted the group's intention "to resist" the police. The segment began with...
  • 'Me Too!' Politico Reporter Assures Harris-Perry He's Also a Feminist

    10/12/2015 7:17:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Isn't that sweet: a Politico reporter assures a far-left MSNBC host that when it comes to a major issue. he shares her political view. On this evening's Rachel Maddow show, guest host Melissa Harris-Perry happened to mention that she was a "feminist." Barely were the words out of her mouth when Jake Sherman, congressional correspondent for Politico, broke in to assure her "me too!" View the video here.