Last Thursday conservative viewers were furious at Megyn Kelly’s attacks on Republican candidates during FOX News debate.
The liberal media praised the FOX News moderators for opening the door for future personal attacks on the candidates.
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** Over 37,000 people have signed a petition to have Megyn Kelly banned from future FOX News GOP debates.
During an interview on Sunday Megyn Kelly made it sound like she was in the arena with the candidates.
Megyn Kelly: We were trying to drill down to their most vulnerable areas and then give them a chance to explain them. And then give the audience a chance to see how they would handle that. So they job is to actually get past the talking points and go to the place where they might be most vulnerable with the Republican primary voters or conversely the place they might be most vulnerable in a general election and then give them a chance to knock that ball back to us…
Howard Kurtz: Did you worry about blowback?
Megyn Kelly: No, we had anticipated that some of the audience might boo us in the middle of our questions. And, we knew that might happen. That was OK. They can boo us. And, some people are booing us now on Twitter. But that’s all part of it…
Howard Kurtz: How do you feel about getting beat up a bit?
Megyn Kelly: It’s OK. I’m a big girl. I can take it… We have to hit them as hard as we can at this stage so the voters can figure out who’s our guy… Our job was to help them and how we did that was exposing their weaknesses. Donald Trump… He felt attacked. It wasn’t an attack. It was a fair question. But, I get it. He’s in the arena and so am I. So, it’s OK with me.
That explains a lot.