At this point you might be wondering what color the sky is in #trump advisor #kellyanne conway’s world because after inventing the term “alternative facts” two weeks ago, she seems to feel free to just invent killings that never happened and blame Muslim refugees or immigrants for the non-existent event.
Bowling Green Massacre
Perhaps thinking that no one would bother checking their memories or news stories, last evening Trump presidential advisor and apologist Kellyanne Conway told Chris Matthews on his Hardball Show, “I bet it's brand new information to people that President Obama had a six months 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, because it didn’t get covered.”.
But Kellyanne is incorrect; the mainstream media did not ignore the terrible Bowling Green event, although it would be a bit of a stretch to term it a massacre because the only big disaster in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in recent memory was when a sinkhole opened up under the Corvette Museum and swallowed a number of priceless antique Corvette sports cars.
To Corvette fans, and this reporter did own a Corvette himself, have described the Bowling Green event as a disaster and as a tragedy, but I don't recall any gearhead referring to it as a "massacre."
As for an Iraqi-masterminded massacre in the sense of a terrorist attack on human beings, that didn’t happen, and no Iraqis have ever been blamed for causing the natural event that resulted in the damage to so many great cars in the museum.
Was she just unprepared to be questioned about the Muslim ban and had to quickly come up with some sort of defense? Or was this just another intentional alternative fact, a term she herself coined on the January 22nd Meet the Press to explain why Sean Spicer had lied four times in his first appearance in the Press Room in the White House?.
Has Kellyanne simply given up defending a largely fact-free Trump Administration and decided that she can say anything that comes into her head in defense of things like the Trump ban on Muslims?
The ban itself has since been turned into a non-ban according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The day after President Trump referred to the Executive Order that stopped all Syrian immigrants and refugees from entering the United States and put a three-month hold on people coming from 6 other predominantly Muslim countries as a “ban” in a tweet, and Mr. Spicer himself called it a “ban,” he told the White House Press Corps that it wasn’t a ban and chastised them for even thinking it was a ban and referring to it as a ban in news reports..
Kellyanne recently appeared on Seth Myers’ show and the audience laughed at most of the things she said - not what you are looking for in the way of credibility - a spokesperson who is frankly a laughing stock. Humor on a comedy show is expected, but being laughed at when merely talking about events isn’t good.
No laughing matter
But to reporters alternative facts are no laughing matter, they are lies, and it should be taken very seriously by everyone. especially by the American public. If you can't believe things that The White House Press Secretary says and can't believe a top presidential advisor who is sent out to represent the Administration in the media, what will happen when the White House wants to convey something really important? For example, giving the reason President Trump is considering military action against Iran, or whether food has or hasn't been contaminated or not, or whether the President is in good health, and so much more of real importance?
You don't get a second chance to make a first impression and governments around the world are looking at what appears to be chaos in The White House. Kellyanne has said you need to see what's in President Trump's heart, not his words, but how can you know what's in his heart or what he is thinking if you can't trust his words? #bowling green massacre