Fox News in contract negotiations with Melissa Harris-Perry
NEW YORK -- New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman is reporting that Fox News is deep into contract negotiations with Melissa Harris-Perry, the famous black intellectual whom Fox executives hope to bring on board with her own prime time cable show.
"We want to move away from our white, racist, right-wing demographic and become more inclusive of facts," said Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti in a rare interview with Sherman.
"Look, when it comes to programming, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly are basically interchangeable. So the idea, going forward, is that the white men will share one time slot, and we'll give Melissa her own platform for one hour every week to explore the violence, nuance and structural problems of misogyny and racism in modern America - issues we can't wait to care about."
Wake Forest University Professor Harris-Perry hosted her own television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC before a brutal falling out with MSNBC executives in 2016.