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Melissa Harris-Perry Unleashes Epic Twitter Rant Against Former Bosses at MSNBC

melissa-harris-perry_640x360Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University professor and television talk-show host, is no longer working at MSNBC.

Perry and MSNBC parted ways over the weekend due to a variety of creative differences and the impending cancellation of her beloved Nerdland.

According to Atlanta Blackstar, “In an email posted on the website Medium, Harris-Perry said that she felt disrespected by her network because her show had been preempted several times and off the air for three weeks. She also complained that although she taught politics, she had not been allowed to report on the ongoing presidential election.”

Her departure has sparked a debate over the lack of POC in news spaces and it has turned a spotlight on the liberal news network, MSNBC.

“I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote in the email. “I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by (Andrew) Lack, (Phil) Griffin or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back.”

The network has become less and less diverse over the last two years. Shows with POC anchors were under performing and many were cancelled as quickly as they were made.

Today, Harris-Perry unloaded on her former employer in a Twitter rant for the ages.

She attacked the network for its working conditions, lack of diversity and creative inflexibility. Read her tweets below:

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3 thoughts on “Melissa Harris-Perry Unleashes Epic Twitter Rant Against Former Bosses at MSNBC

  1. Damn right #MHarrisPerry expose that hypocrisy!

  2. Well MHP is right! What's done in the dark will come to the light.

  3. That show was too real and too Black for America. Melissa should do a show on KTL Radio with Brother Rich or Sirius with Professor Griff.

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