Tiffany Cross Out At MSNBC, Black Twitter Calls Out The Jig

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On Friday (Nov. 4), MSNBC seemingly out of the blue introduced that it could not be renewing its contract with Tiffany Cross. Regardless of the completed Black lady’s robust ranking for her weekend present, The Cross Connection, the information outlet selecting to chop ties along with her simply earlier than midterm elections has Black Twitter calling out the jig.

Variety stories that Cross’ manufacturing workers was notified of the choice on Friday morning. Reportedly, MSNBC, which is owned by NBCUniversal, determined to not renew her contract after two years, instantly.

Should you observe Cross whether or not on tv or social media, you understand she’s not one to mince phrases. Apparently, this prompted concern with the MSNBC higher-ups regardless of robust scores that embody the present reporting a 32% enhance in viewership among the many 25-54 demographic within the first quarter of 2022.

Per Selection:

There was hypothesis that Cross’ relationship with MSNBC was changing into frayed, in line with two of those folks, with executives on the community rising involved concerning the anchor’s willingness to deal with statements made by cable-news hosts on different networks and indulging in commentary executives felt didn’t meet the requirements of MSNBC or NBC Information.

Just lately, Cross had refused to again down in “feuds” with conservative blowhards like Blackface knowledgeable Megan Kelly and racist superhero Tucker Carlson from FOX Information. However, early hypothesis is that it was Cross’ current look on Charlamagne Tha God’s Comedy Central discuss present, Hell of a Week with Charlemagne, that sparked her ouster.

“Florida actually appears just like the d*ck of the nation, so let’s eliminate Florida,” stated Cross when requested what state might Dems afford to lose throughout “One’s Gotta Go” section on midterm elections. “Let’s castrate Florida.” Should you watch your complete section, Cross kicked nothing however details about  Ron DeSantis and his fixed tomfoolery. Fact hurts?

In one other portion of the present, Cross addressed the GOP’s transfer to right-wing extremism when discussing the assault of Nancy Pelosi’s husband and likewise famous that FOX Information is a propaganda community when fellow panelists Joe Coscarelli tried to equate the model with MSNBC. Satirically, that didn’t cease the latter from basically firing her.

Cross issued an announcement on Friday night. “I’m disheartened to be taught of MSNBC’s determination to cancel my present, ‘The Cross Connection,’ at such an important time — 4 days earlier than the midterm elections,” stated Cross noting her exhibits good scores. “And we have been intentional about centering marginalized voices of the rising majority — from all communities of colour.”

She added, “Contemporary off the heels of a ‘racial reckoning,’ as so many have referred to as it, we see that with progress there may be at all times backlash,” stated Cross. “With a profession in media spanning 20 years from CNN to BET and MSNBC, I’ve not solely navigated newsrooms however constructed them as effectively. With a quickly altering media panorama, I sit up for sustaining a platform that continues to replicate the altering demographics of the nation.”

Learn her whole assertion beneath. Take a look at Black Twitter robust response to the jig, with many fellow journalists of colour rallying to assist her, within the gallery.