'I was there': Reporters sharply rebuke Megyn Kelly for claiming the media exaggerated the insurrection
Megyn Kelly is under fire after telling a Trump-voting comedian on her podcast that the "media represented" the January 6 attack on the Capitol "as so much worse than it actually was."
Kelly, who also claimed on Monday it "wasn't an insurrection," was not in the Capitol that day. Her guest, who was at the Capitol January 6 described it as, "like, mostly the, the most chill thing ever, just like people have blankets and picnics and families."
But an actual reporter who was at the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection made sure to correct the record.
NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Kasie Hunt, who is also the host of MSNBC's "Way Too Early" made certain Kelly knew where she stands.
I was there. My producer ran for her life and heard the gunshots. I heard people chanting 'hang Mike Pence.' https://t.co/y9Myd9sjXo— Kasie Hunt (@Kasie Hunt) 1626199113.0
She's far from the only one pushing back.
Former Politico reporter Jake Sherman, now the co-founder of Punchbowl News and an NBC News/MSNBC analyst took a swipe at Kelly:
Says the person who was not in the capitol. https://t.co/JFGHxjAjqS— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1626199195.0
Democratic U.S. Congressman from California:
Dear Megyn Kelly: I reviewed a lot of videos and evidence for the second impeachment trial. The most accurate way I… https://t.co/YRZUm2if9a— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1626199203.0
MSNBC Host of "All in With Chris Hayes":
Politico's Sam Stein and NBC News' Benjy Sarlin don't link their comments today to Kelly's but posted their own:
The consistent theme from day one is that the more info has came out, the more violent, more dangerous, and closer… https://t.co/zCRF7NIA8V— Benjy Sarlin (@Benjy Sarlin) 1626200800.0
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