The NABJ said, “Miley was early in identifying the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the impact on the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the unrest in Ferguson[, Mo.].” Harris-Perry responded in an e-mail to the org: “You MUST be kidding right? She is the one who identified Trayvon Martin’s importance? . . . Where is the part where she systematically fired, dismissed and gaslit black folk in national media while hiding behind the white boys at MSNBC? Please me from the NABJ mailing list.”Ouch. (Recent) history buffs, will recall that in 2016, Harris-Perry boycotted her own weekend show on MSNBC in protest of being pre-empted in favor of election news. Then-Mediaite columnist Joe Concha, succinctly described it thusly
Today we witnessed a public meltdown of a television host who had a damn good thing going: Teaching, writing, and four hours of national cable news time per week to discuss the issues — racial, political — that matter most to her. The TV part likely goes away now. This is a bell that can’t be un-rung.