By Ben Kamisar
Scarborough bashed Kelly, framing her as a biased journalist the morning after Donald TrumpDonald TrumpObama reads mean tweet from Trump on ‘Kimmel’ 5 takeaways from the Pa. Senate debate Report: Clinton ordered operative to troll Trump with duck MORE announced he'd skip Thursday's GOP presidential debate out of protest to Kelly's inclusion as a moderator.
"As I've said before, I would rather set myself onfire in front of the Fox News studio than go on the debate stage with that."
MSNBC and Fox are huge rivals, along with CNN, for cable news viewers. Fox is the leader, averaging 349,000 viewers last year in the 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen. CNN averages 243,000, while MSNBC trails with 143,000.
In one of the clips shown by the television network, Kelly lampooned MSNBC and CNN for allowing Trump to call into the network regularly for 30-minute interviews.