From the Department of Fremdschämen:
Melissa Harris-Perry is a Princeton and Tulane professor turned MSNBC host. She’s an intellectual, we are repeatedly told— one of “few academics [to] make that turn to become the host rather than the expert,” according to a 2012 NPR profile on her. She refers, with self-congratulation thinly disguised as self-deprecation, to her audience collectively as “nerdland.”
Harris-Perry is an unabashed fan of the exiting and scandal-hounded former Attorney General Eric Holder. The host makes clear in her public statements and writings on this administration that she feels a personal stake in the legacies of both President Obama and Holder because of their shared ideologies and African-American heritage. Harris-Perry’s mixed-race-and-religion upbringing reflects the complexities and beauty of American coexistence and pluralism and clearly inspired her founding of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South. Professor Harris-Parry interviewed Holder this week.
She asked him to quack like a duck.
There are no words.
Actually, there are a lot of words: obsequious, servile, ingratiating, sycophantic, fawning, unctuous, oleaginous, groveling, subservient, puerile, besotted fatuous, inane, idiotic, vacuous, vapid, jejune, asinine and infantile.
Just when you think they can’t get any worse, they go and prove you wrong. Melissa Harris-Perry makes Glozell look like a serious journalist.