Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway made a gaffe on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews last night, citing the non-existent “Bowling Green Massacre.” She made the statement when questioned on President Trump’s controversial executive order that barred refugees from seven countries plagued with elevated levels of radical Islamic terrorism.
In light of the gaffe, Conway clarified that she intended to cite two Iraqi refugees arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky attempting to sell weapons to Al Qaeda nearly six years ago.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 3, 2017
Despite Conway’s correction, the media continued to mock her.
#BowlingGreenMassacre shows the Trump administration valuing anecdote over actual data. Sowing fear.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 3, 2017
Bowling Green massacre?
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) February 3, 2017
— Jeremy Harlan (@jerharlanCNN) February 3, 2017
The Bowling Green Massacre is an alternative fact.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 3, 2017
1. It’s important to realize that Kellyanne Conway hasn’t REALLY admitted her error, as the NYT claims pic.twitter.com/9y05afqhxC
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 3, 2017
I’m still so furious that because of political correctness the feds refused to investigate the Bowling Green Massacre thanks Obama
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) February 3, 2017
People make mistakes and they should be given the benefit of the doubt to correct the record. If the media scrutinized Obama for his “you didn’t build that” gaffe or Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment in the same manner they mocked Conway, then it would be par for the course. However, it only does such things when Republicans hold the power, shifting the mainstream media’s job from telling the objective truth and shilling for the Democratic Party.
It calls the question of why the media still ponders why Donald Trump won the election and whether it possesses a mirror.
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