Independent and legendary Journalist and Commentator Megyn Kelly just left a smoking crater where the mainstream media used to be. Kelly, long known to be no friend of President Trump has stirred up a tempest by asserting confidently that the media has overblown and exaggerated the January 6th Capitol riot on her top-rated podcast July 12th with her guest comedienne Chrissie Mayr who was there but didn’t enter the Capitol. The mainstream media is predictably losing their minds about it.
What’s probably making them angrier is that it’s difficult for them to dismiss Kelly as just another “Trump apologist” given the dicey history between them, which makes Kelly’s arguably considerable credibility in this case practically bullet-proof. The widely acclaimed Attorney turned Journalist, NBC and then Fox Host famously sparred with President Trump starting 2015 on and off until culminating in some kind of begrudging mutual respect. According to 7News.com.au she said in an earlier podcast ,
“I think he’s fine with me – I don’t think I’m his favorite or that he’s totally forgiven me, I think the reason he got so mad is because he felt betrayed by me.” Kelly said. “I understand that – because I did like Trump and we had a great relationship. But it was a presidential debate and you’ve got to throw your fastball. And they all got it – it wasn’t just Trump.”
Megyn Kelly With An Actually Nuanced Take, Calls Out The Media’s Misrepresentation
“Now a faction turned, but there’s no question the media represented this as so much worse than it actually was,” Kelly told her audience.
“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 US Capitol, and lawmakers were understandably afraid, not like AOC ‘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 continued. “That’s our Capitol, get the hell out of there. Have some respect. Don’t threaten the cops, screw you. The MAGA crowd is supposed to be pro-Cop.”
“But, that doesn’t mean that’s what the entire crowd was there for, intended to do. So they got tarred by the actions of some losers who went a different way. And then the media did what it does, which is any bad behavior gets attributed to the entire group of Trump supporters. Not just on the Capitol but in the Country! Remember?
After that, it was like ‘You’re a MAGA supporter? You’re a Trump supporter? You’re on the banned list!’ It wasn’t just like ‘Did you storm the Capitol?’ It was like if you voted for Trump, you’re banned. You’re not getting book deals, you’re not getting anything.”
“It wasn’t an insurrection, it wasn’t the way people have tried to portray it.”
Mayr pointed out that there were many Trump supporters actively trying to stop the destruction, turning weapons over to the police and trying to quell rioters which Kelly agreed she also saw and heard.
“They’re tying together the political rhetoric with what we saw with people storming, and it misses of course, like all these news stories, any nuance. Like: What about the people who weren’t there at all for that?”
Choice Words for MSNBC’s Matthew Dowd & Joy Reid
Kelly went on to specifically call out Matthew Dowd, calling him “one of the biggest losers on Twitter, which is saying something”. Dowd, formerly of the George W. Bush White House turned MSNBC political commentator and major far-leftist, said that the Jan. 6th riot was “Worse than 9/11” with Joy Reid.
According to The Washington Examiner, he said,
“To me, though there was less loss of life on January 6th, January 6th was worse than 9/11 because it’s continued to rip our country apart and give permission for people to pursue autocratic means.”
“I think we’re in a much worse place than we’ve been and, as I’ve said,” MSNBC’s “former GOP strategist” continued, “I think to you before, I think we’re in the most perilous point in time since 1861 in the advent of the Civil War.””
Dowd continued to suggest that “the only thing you can do is rid the country of that political party and completely rid it of it and make it suffer devastating losses in a series of elections,” Dowd said. “To me, there’s no moral argument we can make against Republicans who’ve decided that moral positioning doesn’t matter anymore.” Which Joy Reid lapped up with great satisfaction.
Megyn Kelly, however, took a very different view from the intellectually pliant Reid,
“Well, you’re a couple of idiots. Do you believe that? Was worse than 9/11? Three thousand people died, firefighters, cops, children who were on those planes that got turned into bombs, into missiles. Who must’ve been terrified for their lives as they went into those buildings…
…Fuck You, Matthew Dowd. It’s infuriating, and Joy Reid too. ” Kelly said.