Frustrated with the fact that election coverage has sidelined her MSNBC show in recent weeks, Melissa Harris-Perry announced in an email to her staff published Friday that she doesn’t plan to resume her hosting duties this weekend

“Here is the reality: our show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice — in the midst of an election season,” Harris-Perry wrote in a note to staff published on Medium by former colleague Jamil Smith

“After four years of building an audience, developing a brand, and developing trust with our viewers, we were effectively and utterly silenced. Now, MSNBC would like me to appear for four inconsequential hours to read news that they deem relevant without returning to our team any of the editorial control and authority that makes MHP Show distinctive.” Read more…

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Melissa Harris-Perry to MSNBC: I am not a ‘little brown bobble head’