Who is Tiffany Cross? Megyn Kelly blasts 'most racist woman on TV'
The relationship between Tiffany Cross and MSNBC was reportedly 'becoming frayed' due to her on-air behavior
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Tiffany Cross was fired from MSNBC on November 4, and Megyn Kelly praised the network's move, calling Cross "the most racist person in all of television." On the broadcast of her SiriusXM podcast 'The Megyn Kelly Show', which aired on November 4, Kelly discussed Cross' departure from MSNBC with her guest, conservative radio star Dana Loesch, and referred to the move as "excellent news." A gleeful Kelly said, “Tiffany Cross, the most racist person in all of television — and in particular on MSNBC — just got fired. Poor Tiffany.”
Cross is departing MSNBC, after frequently making offensive statements on-air after being warned by network officials as reposted by The NY Post. After two years, MSNBC decided not to extend Cross' contract, bringing an end to her employment at the left-leaning network. As a result, the source claims that Cross' Saturday morning 10 am to noon program has been canceled. There will be several alternating anchors for the new show.
The relationship between the anchor and MSNBC was reportedly "becoming frayed," according to sources cited by Variety, which first reported on Cross' departure. According to reports, Cross' behavior "did not meet the standards of MSNBC or NBC News" as she was frequently involved in arguments with stars from rival networks. According to New York Post, after citing from the Variety article, Kelly spoke about a couple of Cross' "greatest hits" while working at MSNBC, such as the time she claimed that the NFL's "white owners" and "white coaches" were to blame for Tua Tagovailoa's terrifying on-field head injury last month. The full episode of 'The Megyn Kelly Show' can be found here.
While Mike McDaniel, the head coach of the Dolphins who drew criticism for allowing the quarterback to play despite a prior head injury, is multiracial. Tagovailoa was born in Hawaii, his parents are from the South Pacific island of Samoa, and he is of mixed race. When Cross made her comments about Tagovailoa, Kelly initially referred to her as "the most racist person on television" and then called her a "dumbass" on another episode of her show.
Kelly also stated that Cross had referred to Republican politicians as "white supremacists" after, among other instances, a Wisconsin jury exonerated Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse. Even though the jury found that 18-year-old Rittenhouse shot three individuals in self-defense last year, killing two of them and that all three of the victims were White like Rittenhouse, Cross referred to Rittenhouse as "this little murderous White supremacist."
“I could give you 10 more that are way worse than any of these, that’s just what we pulled in a simple Google search. So joy, oh, joy, Tiffany Cross is gone,” Kelly said. “I had to really think hard and remember who she was,” Loesch said. “Nobody knows,” Kelly replied. “I tip my hat to MSNBC and NBC for doing the right thing, because as I said, she was the most racist person on television,” Kelly said later in the segment.
According to New York Post, Cross' other controversial statements include referring Alyssa Farah Griffin, the new co-host of 'The View', who once served as Trump's White House communications director, as a "tawdry turncoat Trump loyalist," among others. She urged progressives to "take up a weapon and get involved" in the "war" for the survival of the nation while discussing the alleged Trump election intervention.