In a recent episode of her podcast, the conservative journalist Megyn Kelly said that she believed that corporate media made the Jan. 6 riots out to be way worse than they really were. She suggested that the media ran with the behavior of a few bad apples instead of reporting the event for what it really was.
“We’ve all seen the video of people screaming in the face of cops, being totally disparaging, and defecating on the floor of the U.S. Capitol. And lawmakers were understandably afraid, not like [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saying] ‘I need therapy for the rest of my life’ afraid, but I could understand it, and I didn’t like seeing it at all.”
She continued: “But that doesn’t mean that’s what the entire crowd was there for. So they got tarred by the actions of some losers who went a different way.”