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Outnumbered Cries ‘Fascism’ Over Trump-Kanye Summit Criticism: Media Has a ‘Holier-Than-Thou’ Attitude

Outnumbered had a field day on Friday as they reacted to the media blowup that resulted from Kanye West‘s wild Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.

After the panel reviewed the reactions from CNN’s Don Lemon and other critics of the summit, Dagen McDowell called it “offensive” and “beyond the pale” for critics to dismiss West as mentally ill or a pawn for Trump. Melissa Francis followed up by saying the Left considers everyone racist or crazy if they don’t subscribe to their viewpoints.

“It’s fascism,” Francis said. “You’ve got to walk in lockstep and think the same thing, or there is something evil or immoral or insane about you.”

Democratic panelist Jessica Tarlov pushed back on that characterization — saying while she disagrees with critics who’ve called West crazy, there are objections to be made on the substance of the rapper’s political comments. Trish Regan got in next — slamming Democrats and the media for their “holier-than-thou” attitude and their supposed clinging to identity politics.

“They speak about him in a way that is so degrading,” McDowell added.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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