That’s Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News and, briefly, NBC anchor, on the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Well, here’s the thing: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. And the facts of what happened January 6 at the Capitol are indisputable.
How then, exactly, did the media cast the 1/6 riot as “so much worse than it actually was?” Was the body count of dead and injured not high enough for Kelly? Did she need more videos of rioters attacking the police with, well, just about anything they could grab?
What Kelly is doing — whether intentionally or not — is playing a part in the attempted reshaping of what actually happened that day.
Forgetting what happened or, worse, lying about what happened is a surefire recipe for it to happen again. And I don’t know about you, but I am good with just the one assault on democracy during my lifetime.
The Point: Words matter. Especially amid a large-scale effort to rewrite a very dark day in American history. Kelly should know better.