If any cable network knows how to ruin a great American holiday, it’s MSNBC. On July 1, 2012, then-host Melissa Harris-Perry celebrated the Fourth of July by reminding everyone of the “imperialism, the genocide, the slavery.” Speaking of Independence Day, well-known fabricator Brian Williams in 2005 compared the hostage-takers in Iran to the Founding Fathers: “The first several U.S. Presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called terrorists at the time by the British Crown.”
In its October 10 episode, "Jeremy & Anna's Meryl Streep Costume Party," The Mindy Project on Hulu saw one of the doctors of Shulman and Associates, Jody Kimball-Kinney (Garret Dillahunt), tapping into his altruistic side. After being shamed by a woman who runs a free clinic, he finds the practice's old bus and starts offering certain types of healthcare free-of-charge to women who otherwise could not afford it. When he realizes how many women don't have insurance, the Republican character misses the point entirely. The writers did, too.
Even though it’s been more than a year since Melissa Harris-Perry was fired by MSNBC, the liberal television host still apparently holds a grudge against the channel since she responded angrily when told that the National Association of Black Journalists intends to honor Yvette Miley.
Liberal actor and comedian Alec Baldwin has quickly become well-known for playing President Donald Trump on NBC's Saturday Night Live program, but he recently stated in an interview with Mario Lopez of the Extratv.com website that he's not sure how much longer he will continue to do his impression of the Republican occupant of the White House.
MSNBC weekend host Joy Reid is the latest liberal to get a cozy Q&A in The New York Times Magazine with former MSNBC substitute host Ana Marie Cox. Reid oddly described Trump’s January 11 press conference as a “weird third-world pep rally,” which is quite an insult to her liberal-media colleagues that threw pointed questions at Trump, including the futile screaming antics of CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Cox never asked how Reid would respond if a conservative journalist or talk-show host ever suggested a loving and tender press conference with Obama resembled a “weird third-world pep rally” with an "African dictator." She’d hear racism in it, no doubt.
Joy-Ann Reid, host of the new weekend morning program AM Joy, has yet to pay off a $4,948.15 tax warrant that drew a great deal of attention during 2015. The same is true for fellow MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, who owes nearly $600,000 for two tax warrants listed by the New York state government.
According to an article posted Tuesday by investigative journalist Evan Gahr of the Daily Caller website, they join former MSNBC hosts Touré Neblett and Melissa Harris-Perry as “huge tax delinquents” who have been “in the hock with the Empire State for thousands of dollars.”
Only a year after cancelling The Reid Report in February 2015, on Friday, MSNBC announced that left-wing pundit Joy Reid would once again be getting her own show on the network, replacing Melissa Harris-Perry, who recently stormed off the cable channel following a racially-charged tirade against her employer. In a statement about the staff shake-up, MSNBC president Phil Griffin laughably proclaimed: “MSNBC viewers crave not only the facts, but also in-depth discussion and analysis from a range of perspectives. There is no one better equipped than Joy to lead this new project..."
In the liberal lexicon, “backlash” is a word that only describes conservatives getting what’s coming to them. But as MSNBC reduces its number of shows and time slots for race-obsessed black hosts, this was bound to happen. The hashtag as the Left began to devour itself was “#MSNBCSoWhite.”
When MSNBC hired leftist hosts who were fixated on race, it was only natural that MSNBC would be trashed as "going white” when the reality of MSNBC’s terrible ratings for hosting seminars of academics about how badly America stinks cost Comcast some serious cash.
Ex-MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry on Monday appeared on The View to level a racially charged attack against her former employer. Harris-Perry angrily declared that she would not be a “mammy” for the liberal cable channel. Regarding a leaked e-mail she sent to the crew of her show, Harris-Perry explained, “I'm an African-American politics scholar. So, when I say mammy, I mean something very particular."
On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez hammered MSNBC over recent events on the cable channel as the Illinois Democrat complained about its ever-increasing lack of diversity -- with responses from Erik Wemple, who provides an opinion blog on news media for the Washington Post.
“What’s going on at NBC?” Gutierrez asked early in his remarks. “Last week, Wake Forest University professor and MSNBC television host Melissa Harris-Perry was abruptly pulled from the airwaves without even a chance to say goodbye” on her weekend interview program. “NBC said they wanted a show that was more about politics.”
In an act of protest or perhaps a temper tantrum, The New York Times is reporting MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry said she was refusing to go on her show on Saturday after several weekends of having her show pre-empted for campaign coverage. She said in an e-mail she felt “worthless” in the eyes of NBC News executives.
“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.”
MSNBC weekend host and Wake Forest professor Melissa Harris-Perry had a scary confrontation with a hostile man in Des Moines. He wanted to know why MSNBC would pick her for a show. (Many people might ask this question.) She wrote a blog on how this somehow caused her to think of being raped as a child and maybe this man had come to murder her. Without more of a recreation of the unpleasant conversation -- with just swatches of Nazi references and anger -- it's impossible to know how unglued this accuser was.
The "safe space" was violated. Her piece began: "I don't know if he was there to kill me."