So Why Was She Fired?

This week MSNBC Saturday morning anchor, Tiffany Cross, was fired. She claims that her freewheeling, outspoken style was the cause for her dismissal. Cross states that she will continue “her work” elsewhere.

“I am disheartened to learn of MSNBC’s decision to cancel my show, ‘The Cross Connection,’ at such a crucial time — four days before the midterm elections,” said Cross. “… we were intentional about centering marginalized voices — from all communities of color.”

So what is that caused Tiffany Cross to be let go? It may have been for calling the state of Florida the “dick of the country.” She was not only referring only to the geographical resemblance of this Southern state to the male reproductive delivery system, but also as the Urban Dictionary puts it “a mean, aggravating, or otherwise just disliked person.” “Ron DeStupid, Ron DeSantis, whatever you wanna call Florida man, he is so problematic,” Cross asserted. “He traffics in stupidity and ignorance, and I just think they are a problem for the rest of the country. Let’s get them out.” Newscasters may speak in this raw manner over a beer with their associates or staff, but there are broadcasting codes and legal edicts from management that journalists must follow.

This was not Cross’s only transgression this week. She has received heat over her remarks regarding a NFL footfall accident. Miami Dolphins quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, was knocked unconscious and his injury was poorly handled. Cross claimed that Tagovailoa’s concussion proves that “white coaches do not protect black bodies.” The problem is that Tagovailoa is not black but Samoan. Coach Mike McDaniel, is not white but biracial. When we focus too greatly on one issue our perception becomes faulty. Journalists have to get their facts straight .


Tiffany Cross took over Joy Reid’s
Saturday morning spot on MSNBC.
Joy Reid went primetime.

Cable hosts come and go. Some find their audience and fill a niche. Others just don’t fit in as attractive, smart or racially pertinent as they may be. Keith Olbermann comes to mind as another example of a major network host gone wrong. He spent the first 20 years of his successful career in sports journalism. Then from March 2003 to January 2011 he hosted Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC becoming famous for his harsh criticism of right-wing and conservative figures, particularly, Bill O’Reilly, host of The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel.

It was and is my sincere belief that Bill O’Reilly was
and is a danger to the democracy.” ~ Keith Olbermann

Olbermann then tempted fate calling for conservative commentator Sean Hannity and the enablers of Donald Trump to be “prosecuted” and “removed from our society.” His political insights were radical at the time but would be proven to contain truth. Olbermann was suspended for making financial contributions to political candidates without obtaining approval from management. Several months later he happily announced his departure from MSNBC.

Keith Olbermann is a seasoned broadcaster, and he was “getting it” that it was not his nature to be told what to do and what not to do. His “experience” informed him that he needed to be somewhere else. Tiffany Cross carelessly exercised her will and had to be informed that her nature was not suitable for the position that she held. She did not understand that cable hosts report events. On MSNBC they do not attempt incite rage and violence through their words.


#35 TUE AQU
2/6/1979
Tiffany Cross

#35 TUE AQU
1/27/1959
Keith Olbermann

Tiffany Cross was born on a Tuesday in the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Mars rules her INNER SELF and her OUTER SELF is governed by Saturn or Uranus. Those with the #35 TUE AQU Dayology Signature tend to take stands supporting their personal values and beliefs. The strength of their influence depends upon how well they are informed and their level of self-discipline.

Keith Olbermann was born on a Tuesday in the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Mars rules his INNER SELF and his OUTER SELF is governed by Saturn or Uranus. Individuals with the #35 TUE AQU Dayology Signature generally pursue their personal interests avidly. It is also true that their understanding of things can be highly independent and perhaps not that easily accepted.

The #35 TUE AQU signature qualities of rebelliousness certainly reflects “the nature” of these two individuals. Both went up against a “flawed system.” It is always an personal choice as to this particular Dayology Signature is put to use. Individuals can lash out against injustices or fully live the unprejudiced life, but they always they pay a price. For instance, Chris Collinsworth, another sports broadcaster born on the exact day as Keith Olbermann, and therefore his Time Twin, consistently played it safe and appears not to have been damaged for it. It just depends upon the age of the soul as to how we use our opportunities and challenges!

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