Former MSNBC weekend anchor Tiffany Cross could have made Ted Kaczynski jealous with her prowess as a political bomb-thrower.
She had, for example, announced back in August that the “civil war” between left and right had already arrived, The Free Press reported.
That came a few months after Cross, who is black, had urged liberals to take up arms.
As Fox News noted in January, Cross was in a discussion about upcoming elections and asked a Democratic congressional candidate from Texas, “How do we as a country protect this democracy when these folks [Republicans] don’t like the outcome of the next election?” When the candidate likened elections to “war” Cross replied, “We have to keep our eye on the war. And everybody needs to pick up a weapon and get involved because this is for the safety and lasting of the country.”
On Friday, it seemed her relentless race-baiting and slandering of conservatives finally proved too much even for the leftist running MSNBC.
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The network announced it was dumping Cross immediately. As Variety reported, Cross alienated network execs with her “willingness to address statements made by cable-news hosts on other networks and indulging in commentary executives felt did not meet the standards of MSNBC or NBC News.”
But more specifically, the final line that Cross crossed appeared to involve Florida and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Cross was part of a panel on a show on Thursday hosted by liberal talk-radio host Charlamagne Tha God. During the discussion, which seemed to entail which state has “gotta go” — referring to Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona — Cross picked Florida.
She said the Sunshine State “literally looks like the d–k of the country.”
“So let’s get rid of Florida. Let’s castrate Florida,” she added.
“Ron DeStupid, Ron DeSantis, whatever you wanna call Florida man, he is so problematic,” Cross said.
Cross then lied about the state implementing Amendment 4.
Passed by voters in 2018, the new law allowed convicted felons to have their voting rights restored once they had completed their sentence.
Republicans in the Legislature later narrowed the measure’s language by successfully arguing that paying court fees, fines and restitution to victims was part of a felon’s sentence, if ordered by a judge. Those felons who sought to regain their voting rights had to prove that they had paid those costs, if applicable.
In her comments, Thursday, Cross smugly and wrongfully labeled that provision a “poll tax,” which was a payment many governments across the Jim Crow south required of black voters before they could vote.
Speaking of DeSantis, Cross said, “He has done everything he can to keep black and brown people from the ballot” — which seems like a painfully stupid statement.
DeSantis is favored by a majority of Hispanic voters, and liberal Miami-Dade County, which is 70 percent Hispanic, is likely to swing for DeSantis on Tuesday, making him the first Republican governor since Jeb Bush in 2002 to win that county.
Cross then added, DeSantis “trafficks in stupidity and ignorance, and I just think they are a problem for the rest of the country. Let’s get them out.”
Instead, as Democrats increasingly see Florida slipping away from them, MSNBC decided it was Cross who had to get out.