Tiffany Cross, a former host for MSNBC, lost her network position in 2022.
However, in a recent podcast, she blamed “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough for her abrupt departure.
Cross referred to Scarborough as “Native Land Pod,” a podcast co-hosted by Andrew Gillum and Angela Rye, in an episode.
She described Scarborough as “MSNBC’s favorite white boy” and claimed that she was fired for not wanting to devote all of her time to covering former President Donald Trump.
“There’s an unspoken rule that you’re not supposed to disagree with Joe, and I didn’t get that memo,” Cross said during the interview.
“It was a battle to cover things that I wanted to talk about. The network’s philosophy was Trump, Trump, Trump. They wanted me to be part of the echo chamber. I wanted to cover things like inhumane treatment in prisons, that’s something that disproportionately impacts my community. Mental health among Black men, the erasure of Afro-Latinos in the Latino community, land battles of the indigenous, Native Americans trying to get their family artifacts back from museums right here in America. Black farmers, reaching Latino voters, things like that.” she continued.
Cross further explained that while she held the belief that Scarborough had conspired against her at MSNBC, it was Tucker Carlson’s segment featuring her, in which he accused her of inciting racial animosity, that ultimately resulted in her dismissal.
“The network did not issue a statement the way they had for some of my white colleagues who had also been targeted by MAGA extremists. Instead, executives spoke to me and instructed me that I could not respond to Tucker Carlson at all, and then they began to scrutinize my show and every little thing I wrote,” she said.