Ex-host Tiffany Cross desperately tried to keep job, plotted to ‘take down’ MSNBC before exit, sources say

Tiffany Cross allegedly wanted to stage perhaps something along the lines of an insurrection upon receiving advance word that she was getting fired.

Far-left MSNBC abruptly canceled “The Cross Connection” earlier this month and parted ways with the host whose contract was up on December 31.

Cross regularly pedaled racially charged, anti-GOP conspiracy theories on her weekend MSNBC platform that hardly anyone actually watched.

Cross perhaps might be regarded as race lady 2.0, given that Fox News host Carlson has previously dubbed her ideological and ex-workplace colleague Joy Reid as the “race lady.” As a side note, journalist Jason Whitlock has nicknamed Reid Racial Maddow.

In a monologue last month, Carlson wondered whether the board of directors of MSNBC-owner Comcast was okay with Cross’s incessant race-baiting.

Media jobs often come and go for various reasons, performance-based or otherwise.

Citing one or more insiders, the New York Post claims that Cross unsuccessfully tried to save her job by “frantically calling other journalists, media executives and social activists a week before her ouster in a bid to rally support.”

She allegedly told the recipient of the calls that “I’m going out in a blaze and I’m taking down the network and going after Rashida [Jones]’…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.”

Jones is the MSNBC president. No one involved in this corporate drama has provided a comment as yet.

Execs reportedly also weren’t pleased that Cross allegedly was a big-spending liberal on the network’s dime.

Cross allegedly liked five-star accommodations even though she herself hardly qualified as a TV star based on her show’s viewership.

“Insiders say Cross was ousted partly over her habit of making ‘vulgar’ comments and ‘name calling’ on air, but The Post has learned that she also had been under fire for racking up as much as $100,000 in expenses for five-star hotel stays. 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.”

In the context alluded to above, Cross apparently had delusions of grandeur despite never generating competitive ratings when juxtaposed with CNN and Fox News content.

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

In the end, deal-breakers for Cross’s career at MSNBC reportedly included a crude comment about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and an uncouth remark made on the Comedy Central network about the state of Florida.

She was dismissed one day after trash-talking the Sunshine State.

“A source close to the situation said the network’s ‘standards team’ and Jones sat down with Cross multiple times during her tenure, warning her to refrain from “name calling” and the use of ‘vulgar,’ ‘lewd’ language. Their problem was never Cross’ message, but her delivery, the source added,” the Post explained in its report.

About 40 prominent African-American influencers have demanded a meeting with MSNBC boss Jones to discuss the Cross firing. It’s not known at this writing as to whether a sit-down about Cross’s disconnection has been scheduled.


If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to American Wire News to help us fight them.

Thank you for your donation!


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles