Toxic Ex-MSNBC Host Tiffany Cross Wanted to ‘Take Down’ MSNBC Before Forced Exit

Toxic Ex-MSNBC Host Tiffany Cross Wanted to ‘Take Down’ MSNBC Before Forced Exit

The Gateway Pundit reported on toxic racist MSNBC host Tiffany Cross’ departure from the network when her contract was not renewed in early November.

The move came after years of Cross accusing white people of racism and promoting genocide against whites. During her tirades, Cross labeled the 4th of July, “Independence Day for white men,” and compared Trump voters to “colonizing slave owners.”

She attacked white truckers as aggressive, dangerous drivers who overwhelmingly voted for Trump.

Variety reported on her departure:

Tiffany Cross, the MSNBC weekend host who was known for running the freewheeling Saturday commentary program “Cross Connection,” is leaving the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet.

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.

According to sources who spoke with The New York Post, Cross did not want to go quietly.

The New York Post reports:

Ex-MSNBC host Tiffany Cross learned that she was getting pushed out days ahead of her exit — and threatened to “go out in a blaze” and “take down” the cable-TV network and its boss Rashida Jones, The Post has learned.

The controversial anchor — whose weekend show “The Cross Connection” was abruptly canceled earlier this month as MSNBC elected not to renew her contract, according to sources — began frantically calling other journalists, media executives and social activists a week before her ouster in a bid to rally support, a source with knowledge said.

“She made calls saying: ‘I’m going out in a blaze and I’m taking down the network and going after Rashida,’” a source close to the situation said, paraphrasing Cross.

MSNBC execs and Jones, the network’s president, did not get wind of the phone calls until after Cross was let go, sources told The Post. It is unclear how Cross knew of her looming dismissal, but insiders speculated that her agent had been given the news while trying to negotiate a new contract for his client.

Additionally, the source told the Post that Cross’ general behavior, including making “vulgar” comments and “name calling” on air led to the departure, as did a penchant for racking up lavish business expenses.

During her two-year tenure at MSNBC, the host took trips to Los Angeles and the Super Bowl, positioning them as work trips, sources said. Cross’ Oscars trip, in which she stayed at the Beverly Wilshire on Rodeo Drive for an “extended stay,” raised eyebrows, according to a source.

“She’s staying at a hotel NBC’s execs don’t stay at,” the source said of the Four Seasons-owned hotel, which charges more than $1,000 a night for a basic room during high season.

“She mistook working in television news for being a celebrity,” the source added. “She was making north of $200,000 and she acted like she made $5 million.”

Elsewhere, Cross irked colleagues as she demanded more office space despite the fact she was only on the air once a week, an insider added. Management wasn’t receptive partly because her show was in last place — despite her public insistence that her numbers were strong, according to sources close to the situation.

Black journalists and public figures were not spared Cross’ venom. She said CNN’s Van Jones, ESPN anchor Sage Steele and former MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson are black journalists who “are not necessarily black voices.”

In a post on Instagram, Cross said,  “I see my colleagues dilute themselves, water down their points, go out of their way to make white folks comfortable because they think somehow that it is going to win them some prize.”

 

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