Angel's advocate - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
One who looks for and argues in support of the positive aspects and benefits of a certain argument, whether or not they believe them to be true. it is the opposite of a "devil's advocate," who argues against something for the sake of argument, not due to a personal opinion. I know a lot of people oppose the building of a new railway, but let me play angel's advocate for a second and tell you about all the ways it will improve our city!
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The interview transcripts show Greenberg's skepticism in action, as he plays both devil's and angel's advocate
, countering both optimism and pessimism.