‘Tough’ Megyn Kelly Says Chat With Duggars Will Basically Be A Softball Interview (VIDEO)

Now we all know not to tune in for Megyn Kelly’s interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on Wednesday.

During The Kelly File on Monday night, the Fox News host previewed her upcoming chat with child molester Josh Duggar’s parents by dismissing the notion that she’ll actually do her job and be tough on them. Instead, it sounds like the whole thing is going to be one giant softball snoozefest that gives the Duggars the chance to bullshit America into forgetting about what their son did to four of their daughters and what they did to cover up the crimes.

“I’ll take that reputation as a tough but fair journalist,” Kelly said before throwing that unearned reputation out the window. “However, this isn’t going to be a cross-examination of a family. It’s going to be an interview. I want to hear their story. And I think America wants to hear their story now.”

But nobody outside of the brainwashed Fox audience actually wants to hear their story because we’ve already heard it.

After the revelations of Josh Duggar’s child molestation past went public, the Duggars posted a message on Facebook that read more like a sermon than an explanation of their son’s actions and their inaction.

“Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.”

In short, it sounds like we can expect more of the same when the Duggars sit down for the interview.

But Kelly also decided to whine about how the media has gone after Republican politicians who have been photographed with Josh Duggar, although Kelly seems to think those pictures were with random Duggar family members. And she also decided to drag Bill Clinton into the scandal.

“Bill Clinton was accused of rape. He has been accused by several women of sexually assaulting them, but the fact that a presidential candidate has posed with some random member of the family that’s going through this issue is somehow a problem for the GOP’ers?”

Nevertheless, Kelly then tried to salvage the remaining shreds of her “reputation” by claiming that “nothing is off-limits.”

Here’s the video via YouTube:

If that’s true, then one would expect Kelly to grill the Duggars about how their conservative “Christian” worldview and Quiverfull philosophy perpetuates misogyny and excuses the molestation of underage girls. And as an attorney, you would think Kelly would demand an explanation for why Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar aided and abetted their son by helping him escape prosecution. And let’s not forget the hypocrisy of Jim Bob, who as a candidate for US Senate in 2002 called for people who commit incest to be executed, but clearly exempted his son from such a brutal punishment. Or how about asking the Duggars why they want to impose a strict “Christian” moral code on all Americans but don’t hold themselves to the same standards they expect everyone else to follow?

After this train-wreck of a preview, it sounds like Nancy Grace ought to be conducting this interview instead of Megyn Kelly. At least then we would see a real lawyer in action, not to mention better journalism.