There have been few doozies since January 20th, but this quote from Kellyanne Conway is my favorite so far.
During her appearance on the February 2nd edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball”, Ms. Conway defended the President’s anti-muslim travel ban by suggesting that President Obama did the same thing. Of Mr. Obama’s own “travel ban”, she said:
“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”
This is not normal.
Ms. Conway has once again crossed the line between facts and propaganda.
The truth is, there was no “Bowling Green Massacre.” Ms. Conway made it up.
Why does this keep happening with Ms. Conway? I see two plausible explanations.
One the one hand, she’s a political propagandist of the worst kind; the kind of political operative that would feel at home in Hitler’s Germany, Putin’s Russia, or Kim’s North Korea.
On the other hand, her talents as a strategist have been overstated and she’s simply in over her head.
I suspect both.
It’s Monday the 6th of February, 2017.
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