MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross flamed ABC for appointing former Trump White Home communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin as a new co-host on “The View,” including that he TV deal speaks to the bigger challenge of media pandering to “racist white individuals” since 2016.
“Now, keep in mind, in 2016, after many, many members of the information media helped usher on this lunatic into the White Home, the takeaway for a lot of executives was, ‘Guys, we within the information didn’t pay sufficient consideration to racist white individuals,’” Cross started on Saturday’s version of “The Cross Connection.”
“That’s how we bought these ridiculous phrases like white financial nervousness and people voters of the Heartland segments with a bunch of white Midwesterners and occasional outlets which have by no means seen of us who appear like this proper right here,” she went on. “Then there have been all of the deep dives within the Trump nation and print profiles of Trump supporters.”
To Cross, Griffin’s hiring signifies that little has modified. Earlier this week, a number of sources reported that the CNN political commentator and former press secretary for Mike Pence is becoming a member of the daytime discuss present in September. Griffin will purportedly fill the “conservative spot” vacated by Meghan McCain final August.
Although ABC has but to challenge a proper announcement of Griffin’s hiring, “Let’s please not neglect that this tawdry turncoat Trump loyalist rapidly morphed into an opportunist after voluntarily taking jobs with the Trump administration,” Cross mentioned, including that Griffin “rode his wave of open xenophobia and racism all the best way to community tv.”
Along with serving as a Trump aide, Griffin wrote for WorldNetDaily, the far-right conspiracy web site based by her father Joseph Farah. Cross mentioned Griffin “supported efforts” of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and White Home chief of employees Mark Meadows, and refused to condemn Trump for telling the Proud Boys to “stand again and stand by” in 2020.
Cross additionally deemed Griffin an “election denier.” On Nov. 3, 2020, Griffin expressed assist of a vote recount in Pennsylvania and steered that officers had tried to intervene with the outcomes.
Following her resignation in December of that yr, Griffin made efforts to distance herself the Trump administration. Within the aftermath of the Jan. 6 rebellion, she tweeted at her former boss to “Condemn this now” and later acknowledged that “We should settle for these outcomes.”
“Ain’t no person impressed with that. That was a handy factor to do,” Cross remarked.
Cross’ largest beef is why the media is so simply prepared to not simply forgive, however “normalize” figures like Griffin.
“In order we watch these individuals, who assume a feigned apology is accountability, get rewarded with TV offers, guide offers and stints with ‘Dancing on the Stars’ such as you see there,” she mentioned, referencing former White Home press secretary Sean Spicer competing on the dance present. “It’s so clear to us that many within the media are nonetheless making an attempt to normalize these of us.”