Tiffany Cross, a lewd and anti-white political commentator, was recently let go by MSNBC, with Variety reporting that:
“MSNBC decided not to renew Cross’ contract after two years, according to one of these people, and severed ties with her immediately. A rotating group of anchors will lead her weekend hours until a replacement is found, and the production staff assigned to her show are believed to be likely to stay in place.
“There has been speculation that Cross’ relationship with MSNBC was becoming frayed, according to two of these people, with executives at the network growing concerned about the anchor’s willingness to address statements made by cable-news hosts on other networks and indulging in commentary executives felt did not meet the standards of MSNBC or NBC News.”
Her firing came shortly after FNC’s Tucker Carlson ripped into her for pushing anti-white racism, saying, after playing clips of Cross and her guests speaking ill of white people generally:
“You have to ask yourself, why are they putting this on the air? Why are they allowing this? This is not a policy debate, these are open attacks on people– on Americans, purely on the basis of their race.”
Watch Tucker discuss cross and her anti-white racism here:
Well, whether they fired her for that her formerly fellow MSNBC host, Joy Reid, lashed out after Cross’ firing, saying after Cross had been fired and then roundly mocked by conservatives on Twitter:
“Before I go, I really do want to say one quick thing about my friend, colleague, and sister Tiffany Cross. She’s not just my friend, she is my sister. I love her. I support her. I was boosting for her to get the show that she created, ‘The Cross Connection’ which she put her heart and soul into every day.”
“And I just want to say that those on the far-right who are attacking her on a social media app that I won’t name, you don’t understand how sisters move. So, watch this space. We will be here, her sisters will be here to support anything Tiffany Cross ever does. Know that. Believe that.”
Who MSNBC will replace Cross with is unclear. In the same report as the one quoted earlier, Variety, reporting on the role Cross filled for the outlet, noted that:
And yet, the network is parting ways with an anchor who has proven popular with audiences it has sought to attract: Black viewers overall and Black female viewers in particular.
Cross was an essential building block in MSNBC’s efforts to add a broader range of diverse voices to its schedule. After competing in an on-air bake-off of sorts in 2020 with Jonathan Capehart and Zerlina Maxwell to fill weekend hours previously led by Joy Reid, Cross has presided over a loose but chatty program that she also promoted heavily on social media.
So perhaps they’ll find someone who can appeal to a female, black audience without indulging in Rwanda-like race-baiting, as Tucker attacked Cross for promoting.