“While MSNBC may believe that I am worthless, I know better,” she also wrote, per The New York Times. “I know who I am. I know why MHP Show is unique and valuable. I will not sell short myself or this show. I am not hungry for empty airtime. I care only about substantive, meaningful, and autonomous work. When we can do that, I will return — not a moment earlier.”
MSNBC Severs Ties With Host Melissa Harris-Perry: Reports
She tweeted Sunday: “Farewell #Nerdland. Inviting diverse new voices to table was a privilege. Grateful for years of support & criticism.”
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) February 28, 2016
Harris-Perry sent an email to staffers on her show Friday, saying she had no intention of going on the air on Saturday morning, the Washington Post reported.
Her regular weekend show was preempted by election coverage.
“Social media has noted the dramatic change in editorial tone and racial composition of MSNBC’s on-air coverage,” she said.
“I will not be used as a tool for [management’s] purposes,” she wrote to her staff, according to the NY Post. “I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head. I love our show, I want it back.”
MSNBC channel preempted her for campaign coverage with the “Place for Politics” title.
Her show ran from 10 a.m. to noon.