The Aggrievedness of Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is boycotting her own show claiming she is frustrated over pre-emptions for political coverage.

Source: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry boycotts her own show – NY Daily News

I have about as much time for MSNBC as I do for Fox News (and my occasional forays back into their spheres tends to remind me of why.) That said, watching Ms. Harris-Perry frame her apparently troubled (and now terminated) relationship with the network as a race issue appears to do a rank injustice to MSNBC, herself, and identity politics as a whole.

Read the whole article. In fairness, MSNBC has not told its side of the story, and it needs to just as soon as it can. I suspect harsh economic realities and Ms. Harris-Perry’s own personality issues may have had some influence on how the network has handled her show. Doubtless, it would be to her advantage to characterize her issues with MSNBC in a very different way.

Given the current political and media climate, it would surprise me not at all if Ms. Harris-Perry were to show up sometime rather soon in a different, but equally high-profile, role with another network.



Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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