While discussing the bombing of the Boston Marathon, Megyn Kelly went on a defensive rant over inaccurate media reports that a suspect had been arrested.
With news outlets sending out conflicting reports on whether a suspect had been arrested in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing or not, Megyn Kelly decided to go off on a rant about not blaming the media:
Listen. Right now Mark we are talking about a media story, because the media is all over the board on this. But this is not about the media. This is about someone, who unleashed hell on our citizens on Monday afternoon when people were gathering for a sporting event, trying to support their loved ones and wound up getting their legs blown off or losing their lives, and that is the story, ok, that we are trying to cover.
While Kelly tries to say this wasn't about the media, the media did turn themselves into the story, inadvertently, by poor reporting that a suspect had been arrested. Throughout the afternoon numerous, conflicting reports were coming out, mostly from Fox and CNN, stating that they had a suspect, then that an arrest had been made, finally followed by reporters converging on Boston's courthouse.
The fact is that the media's sources got it wrong, or they decided to report rumors, so that does make the media the story, despite what Megyn Kelly might want to believe.