Tiffany Cross Trends After Washington Post Columnist Says Her “Racist” Firing Was Meant As “A Reminder The Rug Can Be Pulled At Anytime”
Former MSNBC anchor Tiffany Cross is once again the talk of the town.
The 43-year-old political analyst trended recently after an article questioning the intentions behind her firing was discussed online.
Just last month, news based television channel MSNBC sent people in an uproar after announcing the sudden drop of “The Cross Connection”. The weekend show, hosted by Tiffany Cross, often discussed the ongoing issue of race relations in the U.S. Celebs and viewers alike protested the decision, questioning why the show that uplifted Black voices had been pulled so matter of factly.
Cross was known to be extremely blunt and outspoken when discussing her views on race, often angering right wing media. According to a Washington Post columnist, her honest and blunt truth regarding racism is precisely why Cross‘ platform was taken.
Reportedly, WP columnist Karen Attiah stated Cross‘ firing is:
“a reminder that “the rug could be pulled from under [Black journalists] at any time,”
Attiah added that the firing was:
“bad look” [in a time when] attacks against Black educators, authors and journalists are increasing across the country.”
Reportedly, inside sources say Cross was warned about her “inflammatory” comments several times before she was canned. It’s speculated that one of the last panels she appeared on prior to the termination was the final straw for MSNBC. During Charlamagne Tha God’s Comedy Central show “Hell Of A Week”, Cross reportedly referred to Florida as the “d*ck of the country”, which is the comment rumored to have been the final cause for termination.
The news anchor also credited disgraced former President Donald Trump of instigating another American “Civil War”, and referred to Kyle Rittenhouse as a “little murderous White supremacist”. If you recall, Rittenhouse was aquitted of murder charges after fatally shooting multiple protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Attiah claims elsewhere in the article that Cross’ determination to speak the truth on such issues made her an easy target. She wrote:
“To be a Black public figure who chooses to be honest about white supremacy in this country is dangerous business. And there is no starker example of that than Tiffany Cross — whose show, ‘The Cross Connection,’ was canceled last month by MSNBC, and whose contract with the network wasn’t renewed….It was also one of the few shows left on a major news network that centered the voices of Black people and others of color.”
“She was unapologetic about discussing white supremacy and did not hold back on matters of race. This, of course, drew the ire of the right-wing chattering class, who increasingly singled her out,”
Reportedly, Attiah ended the publication, declaring her belief that Cross‘ firing was ultimately meant to send a message of “disposability” to other Black media professionals. In her closing words, she wrote:
“The symbolism of Cross’s de-platforming is all the more concerning considering the political times we live in, when attacks against Black educators, authors and journalists are increasing across the country…I am surprised, but not shocked, that this isn’t a bigger story for U.S. media journalists….If this can happen to Cross, all Black journalists are on shaky ground.”