Rachel Maddow heaps praise on Fox News moderators at the second GOP debate

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Rachael Maddow is one of the many media members who routinely smears Fox News.

But that’s all changed.

In fact, Rachel Maddow just said the last thing about Fox News that anyone ever expected.

Conservatives were furious about the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) choice to moderate the second GOP presidential debate.

The RNC picked Fox hosts Stuart Varney and Dana Perino as well as Univision’s Ilia Calderón to question the seven candidates on stage.

And the moderators asked Republicans all sorts of bizarre off-topic questions about issues only liberals in the media care about.

Calderón came under especially withering criticism for asking Democrat talking points framed as questions about mass shootings, the woke homosexual and gender identity agenda, and amnesty for illegal aliens.

Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld took the unusual step of blasting a broadcast television host on his own network because he was so upset over Calderón’s biased performance.

“I mean, you have a host unload a litany of clichés, whose premise is, we challenge successfully every day, and yet they were treated as approved truths. She had no follow-up to each one, which was weird, so it was like a deliberate list prepared by DNC to tweak the candidates, to tweak the audience. It didn’t feel like a journalism debate to me, it felt like The View without pastries,” Gutfeld declared.

Calderón, Perino and Varney’s performances were so abysmal that Rachel Maddow praised their choice of questions.

During the debate, many conservatives snarked on social media that it felt like they were watching a show on MSNBC or CNN.

That turned out to be literally true as Rachel Maddow herself basically admitted she couldn’t have asked better questions designed to embarrass Republican presidential candidates.

The choice of moderators in GOP debates has taken on heightened importance since 2012.

In that year’s GOP primary ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney a bizarre question about banning birth control.

No one in the GOP was campaigning on the issue and the question was forgotten until the general election when Barack Obama seized on it as fodder to falsely claim Republicans waged a “war on women.”

In 2016, John Podesta’s emails revealed CNBC’s John Harwood asking the Clinton campaign chairman about a question he planned to ask Jeb Bush in the primary debate his network planned to televise.

And it appears that eight years later the Republican National Committee still hasn’t learned any lessons.