Watch Megyn Kelly desperately try to defend her inability to confront Donald Trump about anything in Tuesday interview

Critics who point out that she tossed him the softest of balls simply hate her or Trump or Fox News

By Scott Eric Kaufman
May 19, 2016 5:33PM (UTC)
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Megyn Kelly (Credit: Fox News)

On The Kelly Files Wednesday evening, host Megyn Kelly and guest Howie Kurtz attacked the media for its response to her slow-ball soft-toss of an interview with Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Kelly and Kurtz complained about reporters who noted that she didn't ask him more questions about the "bimbo" debacle after the first debate -- and then they complained about reporters who noted that she asked him too many questions about it.


The Goldilocks nature of their mockery indicated that they weren't really ready to address what were, in fact, legitimate criticisms of her conduct, most of which centered around the fact that she was sacrificed on the altar of Fox News' future access to the presumptive Republican nominee.

Kelly and Kurtz were more interested in simply bashing those critics who felt she didn't confront Trump enough, because it's "possible that some of these folks don't like Trump, or Republicans, and wanted to see me take him out."

As she outlined at the beginning of the segment, some of the editorial writers who criticized her have, in fact, expressed their displeasure with Trump in the past -- but that in no way invalidates their criticism, no matter how much she and Kurtz wish otherwise.


Watch the entire interview below via Mediaite on YouTube.

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