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1653, 27 Feb 16

NBC Silences Black Liberal Host

Oh dear.

Harris-Perry won the Beyoncé battle but lost the war, which had been raging for months. She has not hosted since that day. On Friday, she spoke out publicly, saying she had been “silenced” by MSNBC and placed in a form of cable news purgatory.

“I love our show. I want it back,” she said in a letter.

Now she is on strike, refusing to host until she can return to the “substantive, meaningful, and autonomous work” she used to do on MSNBC.

Her MSNBC contract expires in October. Two sources agreed it is “highly unlikely” she will ever be back on the show.

This fight — fundamentally about editorial control — comes at a time when MSNBC and its rivals are trying to squeeze higher ratings out of the chaotic primary season.

At the same time, MSNBC has been undergoing a radical brand transplant, replacing left-leaning opinion shows with more middle-of-the-road newscasts. Progressives feel like the liberal MSNBC they loved is fading away.


1653, 27 February 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals censoring liberals—thee irony!

    I like it when liberals get a taste of the censoring, political correctness evil of liberalism. Hopefully it makes liberal censors more aware just how dangerous politic correctness is.

  2. Mark Maley

    Liberal TV and Radio don’t get ratings , never have

    The NBC suits are trying to at least catch CNN ( Fox is a different story altogether in ratings )

    M’s Harris Perry had an interesting diverse
    Show on issues she believes to be important , but didn’t get the eyeballs she needed

    The breakup was uglier than it needed to be
    ( MS NBC is election politics all the time and will remain so until (November ) but interesting and diverse never plays well when the circus is in town

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