In a desperate attempt to stave off the total collapse of its ratings, MSNBC has been trying to rebrand itself as a serious news network. When this entailed preempting the absurd Melissa Harris-Perry for presidential election coverage, the lisping social justice warrior boycotted her own show and screeched like a scalded cat:
“I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote. “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 [NBC News chairman, Andrew] Lack and [MSNBC president Phil] Griffin are white. In [a] 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.”
There was no racial component — that time. She was just showing the big stick she planned to whack them with if they didn’t stop preempting her silly and largely unwatched show in favor of news.
Good thing she still has her PoliSci teaching gig at Wake Forest University. It has now been confirmed that academia has even lower standards than MSNBC.
On a tip from Torcer.