The Daily Beast on Wednesday was brutalized on social media after making Lego the focus of a report on a January 6 “riot leader.”
The outlet published a piece Wednesday titled, “Riot Leader Had ‘Fully Constructed U.S. Capitol Lego Set’ at Home, FBI Says.”
“Federal investigators seized an unusual piece of evidence from a Pennsylvania man indicted last month for his role in the Capitol riot — a Lego replica of the building he allegedly stormed,” The Daily Beast reported. “Robert Morss, 27, is accused of leading fellow rioters in what prosecutors say was ‘one of the most intense and prolonged clashes’ with officers on Jan. 6.”
The report referenced court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, with The Daily Beast adding that “prosecutors didn’t say whether Morss used his toy to help plan the Capitol insurrection.”
Critics immediately blasted The Daily Beast for their report on social media.
The Blaze’s Sara Gonzales tweeted, “President Trump ‘iNcItEd An InSuRrEcTiOn’ or the Capitol riot was