In a recent interview, journalist Megyn Kelly said the media is partly to blame for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol because the press was too emotional about former President Donald Trump.
From The Hill:
“They hated him so much, they checked their objectivity,” Kelly told BBC Newsnight. "It wasn’t just CNN, all of them did. They just couldn't check their own personal feelings about him."
Part of the reason for the rioting at the Capitol earlier this month, Kelly said, was "because there has been a complete lack of trust, a destruction of trust in the media, and people don’t know where to turn for true information.”
"The media should have tried harder to take a hard look at his policies and see him clearly," Kelly, a former Fox News and NBC host, said during the BBC interview last Wednesday, adding that Trump was a "larger than life" figure who "sucked up all the oxygen in the room" because he was so "personally controversial."