A source told Fox News that MSNBC executives quickly canned Cross upon the conclusion of her two-year contract over "repeated bad behavior on and off-air" and "bad judgement." Cross repeatedly generated headlines for controversial segments that focused on racism and for tarnishing anyone not aligned with her progressive agenda.
Variety similarly reported that Cross' relationship with executives had become "frayed."
What did Kelly say?
On her SiriusXM radio show on Friday, Kelly proclaimed, "Joy, oh, joy! Tiffany Cross is gone!"
"I tip my hat to MSNBC and NBC for doing the right thing, because she was — she was — the most racist person in television," Kelly declared.
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Kelly then provided examples of Cross' outrageous opinions, explaining:
- "She was upset when Tua [Tagovailoa] got hurt, the concussion thing, which I was upset with, too. But she took it racial. She was like, 'All these white owners making these black players—' Tua’s not black, and the coach was not white."
- "She blasted Republican members of Congress as white supremacists a day after the Wisconsin jury acquitted [Kyle] Rittenhouse. Somehow, that made the Republican members of Congress white supremacists."
- "She called Rittenhouse a 'little murderous white supremacist.'"
- "She said we should all be concerned about white replacement, 'It is, after all, a very threat to our survival here — white replacement can strangle culture.' I thought we weren't suppose to be talking about 'replacement theories'? I thought that was racist."
After Kelly read one more example of Cross' commentary — in which she suggested that "white women" who participated in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots engaged in behavior close to "domestic terrorism" — conservative radio host Dana Loesch tore into Cross.
"Her whole show, if memory serves, the content is essentially a YouTube comment section," Loesch said. "That's her whole content: just one angry YouTube comment section diatribe.
"I can see why, Megyn, it didn’t offer much value to the network," Loesch mocked.
After Kelly criticized Cross last month — calling her a "dumba**" — Cross responded by telling Kelly to "move on with your life" because she "is not going to claw her way back to social relevance on my show."
Clearly, Kelly got the last laugh.