"I didn't buy the apology though," Riley said in an online video for the Journal. "I mean, she suggested in her apology and she apologized on Twitter and on-air. She suggested it was sort of a segment gone awry, that she had intended the conversation to be uplifting. I somehow doubt that."
“I think the segment went exactly as planned and that her apology was really about the blowback," he added.
What's more, Riley sees Harris-Perry, a professor of political science at Tulane University, as another one of MSNBC's unqualified black hosts.
“I think there’s a pattern at MSNBC of them hiring black mediocrities like Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Touré, and, of course — the granddaddy of them all — Al Sharpton, simply to race-bait," Riley said.
The Journal's online interviews produced another memorable moment recently. Who can forget editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz's patrician diatribe against New York City's bike-share program?