Megyn Kelly defends Maddow because she wants to maintain her credibility. She knows that she, just like Maddow, is not a journalist. But she wants to retain plausible deniability.They both run opinion shows. Kelly is in the tank for the right, Maddow is in the tank for the left.
Kelly’s employing a sort of convoluted lie-logic. According to Kelly, it’s OK for Maddow to host a debate because she’s outspoken about her beliefs. Kelly pretends her conservative beliefs aren’t outspoken. So her hosting Fox News debates have nothing to do with a conservative bent; why she just must be that good.
Sometimes you have to look past Kelly and hope she doesn’t hurt herself with the pens and pencils on the table.