Megyn Kelly Trolls Maddow After Maddow Says She Has To ‘Rewire’ Herself Not To See Unmasked People As A Threat

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On Friday, former Fox News host and current podcast host Megyn Kelly trolled MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow after Maddow complained on Thursday she would have to “rewire” herself so she didn’t see unmasked people as a threat. Kelly tweeted succinctly, “Thoughts and prayers for her during this difficult time.”

Maddow had stated on her MSNBC show Thursday night after speaking with CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, “I will just tell you on a personal level I’m sorry for speaking of all that in such personal terms with Dr. Walensky, but when I was talking to people today about this new guidance and what to ask her, everybody had really very personal feelings about it and I realized I did too, and all these questions.”

“Part of it is that I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so that when I see somebody out in the world who’s not wearing a mask, I don’t instantly think, ‘You are a threat,’” she continued. “Or ‘You are selfish’ or ‘You are a COVID denier and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated.’ I mean, we’re going to have to rewire the way that we look at each other, because the CDC’s guidance, which she just told me, we are sure that if you’re vaccinated you don’t need to wear a mask except in very specific circumstances.”

“And so that means as we change that as a country, we are going to have to look at each other differently and have to unwire our preconceptions about what a mask or a lack of a mask means,” Maddow added.

As far back as 2013, Kelly took aim at Maddow after Maddow mocked the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opposition to the Voting Rights Act. Maddow snapped of Scalia’s opinion that the Act was a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” “He’s a troll. He’s saying this for effect. He knows it’s offensive and he knows he’s going to get a gasp from the courtroom, which he got, and he loves it. He’s like the guy on your blog comment thread who is using the n-word. ‘Oh, it made you mad? How about if I say this? Does it make you mad? Did it make you mad? Did it make you mad?’ He’s that guy! He’s that kind of guy! When we’re all shocked that he said something so blatantly racially offensive while talking about the cornerstone of the federal Civil Rights Act, he’s thinking, ‘Oh, yeah!’”

Kelly fired back, “This has led to a lot of criticism of Justice Scalia including one liberal commentator calling him ‘a troll.’ As somebody who covered the high court for three years and practiced law for nine, I personally object to that kind of language against the Supreme Court justice. I don’t think it does anybody any good. I think they vote their consciences up there whether they’re left or right.”

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