WATCH: Did This Tucker Carlson Segment Lead MSNBC to Fire Tiffany Cross?

WATCH: Did This Tucker Carlson Segment Lead MSNBC to Fire Tiffany Cross?

MSNBC appears to have parted ways with — fired — one of its most controversial and divisive hosts, Tiffany Cross, and it could be that one of Fox News’ top-rated hosts, Tucker Carlson, is at least partly responsible.

Cross was apparently terminated on Thursday, but it was after a Carlson monologue earlier in the week highlighting her frequent anti-white racism (see it below)

He began his monologue with a review of what happened in the early 1990s in the African country of Rwanda:

In July of 1993, a radio station in Kigali, Rwanda, began openly attacking one of the country’s main ethnic groups, the Tutsis. The radio station was called RTLM, but many remember it as simply Hutu Radio because its audience was primarily Hutu. According to Hutu radio, Tutsi people were responsible for virtually every bad thing that ever happened in Rwanda. Tutsis had way too much money. They had way too much power. Tutsis were way too privileged. They were greedy. They were bigoted. They were racists. They were dangerous. Everything about Tutsiness was repulsive.  

For the most part, actual Tutsis in Rwanda ignored all of this. Hutu Radio was not aimed at them, but then in July of 1994, just nine months after RTLM went on the air, a genocide began in Rwanda. More than half a million Tutsis were murdered, in many cases by Hutus whose rage had been stoked to violence by RTLM’s broadcasts. 

Entire Tutsi families were dragged from their homes and hacked to death with machetes. Hundreds of thousands of women were raped. The world watched in horror as it happened but did nothing to intervene. Instead, our leaders told us at the time, the genocide in Rwanda would live forever as a lesson to the rest of us about the capacity for evil that lurks inside every human heart and the dangers of reducing our neighbors to the sum total of their ethnicity. They’re individuals, not ethnic groups.

He then compared the Rwandan timeline to the racial filth that is broadcast daily on MSNBC, coming mostly from former host Cross and another network ‘star,’ Joy Reid, both of whom are black.

“Given that opposing racism is America’s national religion, it may surprise you to learn that open race hate forms much of the substance of that channel’s programing and when we say race hate, we’re not referring to the subtle coded variety. You want border security? You’re giving your kids piano lessons? You like Shakespeare? You believe it in the SAT? You must be a racist. That’s not what we’re talking about,” Carlson said. “We’re talking about the kind of race hate you cannot mistake for anything else. The kind of people just come out and announce, ‘I hate this race of people and here’s why I do.'”

“It’s hard to believe that anything like that is happening right now on American television, but it is out in the open and the most amazing and the most creepy part of all is that no one is saying anything about it,” he said, adding: “Apparently on the left, what you’re about to see is considered completely normal, even good and that should worry you deeply. You don’t want to live in Rwanda, but in MSNBC, they’re already there.”

He then played several clips of Cross, as well as several of her guests, openly disparaging white Americans.

Is there anything worse than White people? They’re violent. They’re heartless. They’re cruel. They’re deranged. They’re secretive. They’re dishonest,” Carlson said in response. “In fact, as you just heard Tiffany Cross say, White people are a mortal danger to you and your loved ones. They threaten your life. Are they poisoning the wells? Are they baking bread with the blood of your children? If not, according to Tiffany Cross and MSNBC, they’re fully capable of doing those things. They’ve certainly done worse.”

Carlson then went for the throat of the network’s ownership.

“This is Hutu Radio, but it’s not an independent radio station in an African country. It’s part of one of the biggest news organizations in the world, part of the biggest telecommunications company in the United States, Comcast, which owns it. So, you have to ask yourself, what does Comcast’s board think of this?” he asked.

“Comcast’s board is mostly White people. White people who, according to the channel they own, decided they wanted something, then they annexed it – White people who steal because they’re White, White people who could “turn to violence” when they don’t get their way. White people are going crazy, endangering their communities,” he continued.

“So, you have to ask yourself, why are they putting this on the air? Why are they allowing this?”

Did Carlson’s calling out of the board spark Cross’s firing? We may never know, but what Carlson did — make powerful people uncomfortable — is a founding cornerstone of American journalism.



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