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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:25 PM

Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-Emptions

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/27/business/media/melissa-harris-perry-walks-off-her-msnbc-show-after-pre-emptions.html

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.”

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Reply Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-Emptions (Original post)
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 OP
saturnsring Feb 2016 #1
redstateblues Feb 2016 #2
virtualobserver Feb 2016 #3
Miles Archer Feb 2016 #4
TheBlackAdder Feb 2016 #6
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #7
TheBlackAdder Feb 2016 #5
Stellar Feb 2016 #8
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #9
Name removed Mar 2016 #10

Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:28 PM

1. the media is as liberal as the republicans who control it

 

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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:33 PM

2. Her show was not that compelling

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:36 PM

3. She is too good to even be associated with MSNBC in its current state

 

It has become a Trumpathon.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:50 PM

4. Never was a fan of MHP or her show, but...

...she's right. “After four years of building an audience, developing a brand and developing trust with our viewers, we were effectively and utterly silenced.”

She's not the first MSNBC on-air personality this has happened to. I find it disgusting that Scarborough and Renfield...I mean "Mika"..seem to be the crown jewel in their "stable of stars." And as far as Tweety is concerned, he has always run hot and cold. His allegiances are generally tied to money, as in the fact that his wife is prepping a run for office, and a chunk of her cash comes from the same people who are also Hillary donors.

The did the same thing to Alex Wagner. She had friends at the top, so her stay lasted a little longer than it might, but ultimately "On July 30, 2015, MSNBC President Tim Griffin announced that the series had been cancelled in an effort to transiton the network's daytime programming to more breaking news reporting and less political commentary and opinion. The next day the program aired its final episode." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Wagner)

Then there was "The Cycle," which got a little easier to swallow after the departure of loathsome Ann Coulter clone SE Cupp, but it ultimately was put out of its misery due to "low ratings."

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 05:16 PM

6. I like her show. Sometimes there's more than just ratings for a network, esp. a "News" network! nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:17 PM

7. I liked it because she was basically the only person on TV who was examining

ongoing current events in a racial context. For a lot of white people, it was an education you won't get anywhere you're likely to be, in our still mostly segregated country.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 05:15 PM

5. Anything that MSNBC pushes now should be suspect, they are using their power to push RW agendas!

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They can't do it all at once, they need to slowly wean their viewers over to more conservative views.


If MSNBC does this well, no one will notice their personal political conversions.



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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 10:30 AM

8. Well, that's it.

That was the last show that I watched on MSNBC with regularity. It appears that they are ridding themselves of all Liberals and PoC, just in time for President Obama to complete his term in office. I personally would like more information on what's going on in the Democratic primary. Instead, we get Republic0n B.S. all day, every day, 24/7!!!!

I have never seen so many Republic0ns on that station until this year. I remember Rachel would beg them to come on her show and now that station is loaded with them. They are even giving 'Morning Joe' extra face time. The weekly evening programs only talk about what the hell is going on in the Republic0n primary...who the f**k cares! They are not going to turn this liberal into a mindless automaton like those constituents in the Republic0n party.

I think that MSNBC is going into competition with FOX news.

Democrats No Longer Trust MSNBC As Their Favorite News Network

Here’s How MSNBC Is Becoming Another Right-Wing Noise Machine

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Response to Stellar (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 10:38 AM

9. I hadn't even realized it last weekend.

When I turned on MSNBC Sat morning, and saw Joe and Mika, it didn't phase me, I guess because I thought it must still be a weekday or something. I didn't process that they were pre-empting regular weekend programs. I've also been rather busy the last few weekends in general, and just didn't realize just how often MHP was getting shoved aside.

MSNBC might not be Fox yet, but they've certainly gone CNN, and are working towards Fox.

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