Now-independent journalist Megyn Kelly has the left in an uproar after observing that the media is portraying the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol “as so much worse than it actually was.”
Taking their lead from Democrats, the media has billed the riot that day as being on the same scale as 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, claiming it was an “insurrection,” an attempt to overthrow the federal government — of course, the worst they portray it, the more beneficial it is to their real agenda, which is to blame it on former President Trump.
“A faction turned,” Kelly said on her popular podcast, speaking of some at the Capitol that fateful day. “But there’s no question the media represented this as so much worse than it actually was.”
Which is not to say that Kelly didn’t acknowledge the violence that took place on Jan. 6. She was interviewing comedian Chrissie Mayr, who said she attended the “Stop the Steal” rally near the Capitol, calling it “the most chill thing ever.”
“We’ve all seen the video of people, like, screaming in the face of cops, being totally disparaging, and defecating on the floor of the U.S. Capitol,” Kelly countered. “And lawmakers were understandably afraid, not like [U.S. 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.”
Kelly said much of the MAGA crowd that day “got tarred by the actions of some losers who went a different way.”
There is no question that there were violent confrontations with Capitol police, but there are also videos of protesters inside the building peacefully interacting with the police — the question being, are these differing groups of people?
It’s safe to assume Kelly is not running interference for the former president, but the simple question no one ever asks is if there was an orchestrated attempt to overthrow the federal government what was the organizing structure to replace it?
Was the QAnon Shaman, aka Jake Angeli, going to preside over the new government with his painted face and coonskin hat with horns?
In reporting on Kelly’s remarks, the media was quick to point out that there were five deaths “in connection with the Jan. 6 riot, including one Capitol Police officer,” as The Hill reported. Decidedly left-wing Newsweek is still claiming the officer “died from his wounds.”
Officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes the day after the riot and died of natural causes.
Three of the deaths involved Trump supporters having medical incidents. The other death was unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year Air Force veteran who was shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol by a police officer.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that Democrats believe the issue helps them at the ballot box, which may explain why Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slow-walked the inevitable select committee to “investigate” what happened. The goal being to keep the issue on the front page going into the 2020 midterms.
And while Kelly was eviscerated online by the left, she also drew lots of praise for a photo of herself in early 1940s garb, posted on Sunday in celebration of her mother’s 80th birthday.
We celebrated my mom’s 80th this wknd – she was born in 1941 (the party was themed accordingly) and this is officially how I would like to be remembered. pic.twitter.com/bjkm67K7jQ
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 12, 2021
The problem with Jan. 6 is that those with a political agenda conflate two separate things to make them appear one and the same. Kelly did not say there wasn’t any violence, she is suggesting that the events are not on the same scale as 9/11.
The media is legendary for dropping incidents that reflect poorly on the left. When’s the last time you recall them talking about the Bernie Sanders supporter who opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing on a baseball field, nearly killing U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.?
As for the online response, here a quick sampling of the venomous responses from those who point to violence while ignoring the comparisons to 9/11:
Megyn Kelly saying the media made January 6th look worse than it actually was is right on brand. This is coming from the same person that said Jesus was white. People like her often like to rewrite history so the worst of situations seem like a birthday party. Not surprised.
— Malynda Hale (@MalyndaHale) July 13, 2021
Imagine Megyn Kelly was in the Capitol on January 6th. She would have barricaded the Senate Floor doors with White Santa’s sled.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 13, 2021
Five dead. 120 cops injured.
But Megs says it weren’t nuthin’. Just a minor attempt by followers of a political figure to undermine our Constitution. To Megs, it barely rates a “meh.”
— Jack (but not THAT Jack) (@jacktomalis) July 13, 2021
She is correct. By the way, I need to make an appointment to get sprayed with bear mace. Its been on my bucket list for quite some time.
— Phylson (@Paw58Star) July 13, 2021
And she knows this how? I think the truth is that is was much worse than any of us really knows.
— C Spendthrift (@cathycomehome03) July 13, 2021
On the other hand…
— DAVID MACLEOD (@surefoundation7) July 13, 2021
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