“Defends” is too strong, perhaps, but contrary to the rumors it’s very clear that she sees the film as something more than a mindless provocation. Which we already knew: If you missed the belated postscript to yesterday’s post, follow that link and get up to speed. To some extent if you’ve seen one Ayaan interview you’ve seen them all, but stick with it for her assignments of culpability later in the segment. She’s quite sympathetic to Muslims in the Middle East. To Muslims in the west? That’s more nuanced.
Exit question: Would this interview have happened if O’Reilly had been booking the guests tonight instead of Laura? (Exit answer: No.)