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MSNBC to sever ties with Melissa Harris-Perry after host’s critical email

MSNBC intends to part ways with host Melissa Harris-Perry after she complained about preemptions of her weekend program and implied that there was a racial aspect to the cable-news network’s treatment, insiders at MSNBC said.

Harris-Perry refused to appear on her program Saturday morning, telling her co-workers in an email that she felt “worthless” to the NBC-owned network. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” wrote Harris-Perry, who is African American. “I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back.”

The rebuke, which became public when it was obtained by the New York Times, has triggered discussions involving the network, Harris-Perry and her representatives about the terms of her departure, said people at MSNBC, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks with Perry have not been finalized.

I'm not surprised at all by this move. She's been a divisive figure for a long time.

Texas Court Dismisses Second Felony Charge Against Rick Perry

Texas Court Dismisses Second Felony Charge Against Rick Perry

A Texas court has dismissed the second of two felony charges against former Texas Republican governor Rick Perry, appearing to clear the failed presidential candidate of wrongdoing in a legal case that his team said hampered his second attempt to win the White House.

Perry had been facing an abuse of power charge stemming from his clash with the head of a state public corruption investigation unit after she was jailed for drunk driving.

In July of last year, a state appeals court dismissed the other charge against Perry, which alleged that he engaged in coercion of a public servant when he threatened to veto state funding for the department as a result of the incident.

Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, had long held that the felony indictment amounted to a "political witch hunt."

I suspect that LMPV is *not* going to be happy about this.
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