As MSNBC's Assisted Suicide Watch rounds the clubhouse turn.
From Talking Points Memo:
MSNBC's Harris-Perry Says She Won’t Appear On Her Show After Pre-EmptionsNow close your eyes and imagine the bloody stump Phil Griffin would pull back if he ever dispatched an underling to tell Joe Scarborough that they were gonna yank his show for reasons that don't include him but he shouldn't worry his pretty little head about it.
Frustrated with what she described as a lack of editorial control, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry told the New York Times on Friday that she will not appear on her show this weekend.
“Our show was taken—without comment or discussion or notice—in the midst of an election season,” Harris-Perry wrote in an email to colleagues that was obtained by the Times. “After four years of building an audience, developing a brand and developing trust with our viewers, we were effectively and utterly silenced.”
The MSNBC host expressed frustration at having her regular time slot—10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday—taken over for coverage of the 2016 presidential primary. Though Harris-Perry told the Times she did not know if her show had been canceled, she said she felt “betrayed” by network executives.
An NBC News spokesman told the Times that Harris-Perry’s reaction has been “surprising, confusing and disappointing" to the network.
The days of MSDNR are upon us.
(DNR: Do-not-resuscitate order. No code; End-of-life,)