Tucker Carlson devoted a segment of his Fox News show this week to exposing what he described as the anti-white racism of Tiffany Cross and her panelists, such as Elie Mystal claiming that "white people turn violent when they don't politically get their way," as we wrote about here.
So you knew that Cross would clap back at Carlson on her MSNBC show on Saturday.
And sure enough . . .
Cross began by playing a clip of Carlson defending Kanye West against charges that he is mentally ill. Cross suggested that the reason Carlson doesn't find Kanye crazy is that Carlson is crazy himself!
"I wonder if Tucker doesn't find Kanye to be, to have some mental challenges, maybe because it takes somebody else with the same challenges to understand him?"
Michael Steele, the former RNC chairman turned member of the disgraced Lincoln Project, agreed. Steele claimed that Tucker's defense of Kanye against charges of being crazy was "projection" on Carlson's part. According to Steele, Tucker was talking about himself, because "that's how we see Tucker. That's how a larger community of people see Tucker," i.e, as crazy.
I find Kanye to be a few fries short of a Happy Meal. And find his antisemitic remarks repugnant. But Cross weirdly tried to claim that "this is who the GOP chooses to put out front. Herschel Walker, who has said himself, he has multiple personalities. I, this is the GOP, putting out these folks."
Steele then donned his protective-hero cape, sternly warning Carlson not to criticize righteous "sister" Cross:
"Brother, you don't need to go there. You don't have to go there with this sister," as he pointed at Cross [see screencap.]
Responding, Cross revealed an amusing lack of self-awareness. She pretended to take the high road, saying:
"Every insult does not deserve a response, and every fool does not deserve my time, Michael."
Tiffany, you began the segment by responding to Carlson, calling him crazy! Hello?
And as for Carlson not deserving your time, you just devoted a segment to him! Hello again!
On her MSNBC show, Tiffany Cross claiming Tucker Carlson doesn't see Kanye West as crazy because he is crazy himself was sponsored in part by Dell, Subway, Chevrolet, Procter & Gamble, maker of Puffs, and Verizon.
Here's the transcript.
The Cross Connection
11:27 am EDT
TIFFANY CROSS: They [Republicans] seem to hype people who are not coherent. Take a listen to someone who has a lot of focus on me. To what he has to say about Kanye, for example.
TUCKER CARLSON: The enemies of his ideas dismissed West, as they have for years, as mentally ill. Too crazy to take seriously. Look away! Ignore him! He's a mental patient. There's nothing to see here.
But is West crazy? That was not our conclusion. In fact, we have rarely heard a man speak so honestly, and so movingly, about what he believes. But again, you can judge for yourself.
CROSS: I mean, I just, I wonder, Michael, because they're elevating people like this. I wonder if Tucker doesn't find Kanye to be, to have some mental challenges, maybe because it takes somebody else with the same challenges to understand him?
Because everybody else has concluded, this person is, honestly, mental health is a serious thing in the country. And he's clearly problematic. But this is who the GOP chooses to put out front. Herschel Walker, who has said himself, he has multiple personalities. I, this is the GOP, putting out these folks, Your thoughts?
MICHAEL STEELE: So, you can come at it from a number of angles, but I think you need to just come at it straight. And when you come at it straight, what you, that clip that you just played, those words are a form of projection. That's Tucker talking about himself.
STEELE: That's how we see Tucker. That's how a larger community of people see Tucker, number one. And I don't know if you're going to get into what he had to say about you, but brother, you don't need to go there. You don't have to go there with this sister.
CROSS: Every insult does not deserve a response. And every fool does not deserve my time, Michael.