Her lies have become so blatant that CNN is actually considering banning Kellyanne Conway from their network. And Conway, not surprisingly, is lying about it. When Mediaite reported on CNN’s concerns over her lack of credibility, Conway responded via Twitter:
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 6, 2017
False. I could do no live Sunday shows this week BC of family. Plus, I was invited onto CNN today & tomorrow. CNN Brass on those emails https://t.co/LVOUWIytLK
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 6, 2017
CNN was quick to respond, pointing to Conway telling yet another lie by citing “facts” as opposed to Conway’s infamous “alternative facts”:
. @KellyannePolls was offered to SOTU on Sunday by the White House. We passed. Those are the facts.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 6, 2017
If Conway had any hopes of squirming out of this set of lies, those were quickly dashed by a helpful Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe, who revealed that CNN was not the first to decline Conway’s presence for that very reason:
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) February 6, 2017
This is an implication that even Morning Joe apparently has some standards – a surprise to many, no doubt, used to Scarborough and Brzezinski peddling a few falsehoods of their own.
It turns out that Conway, who got caught out in a lie about a nonexistent massacre in Bowling Green and then defended herself with a debunked news report – a lie to cover a lie – has actually referred to the Bowling Green “massacre” before, not just once, but twice, to Cosmopolitan Magazine and also to TMZ, both on January 29, before repeating the lie to Chris Matthews on February 2.
And now she is calling those who criticized her lies “haters” – apparently in the Trump administration something worse than liars.
She says she misspoke. She didn’t. She lied and kept repeating that lie until she got caught. And now she’s lying about lying, calling honest people “haters” and lying some more about the loss of any credibility she still had.
In most cases, such gratuitous dishonesty would be professional suicide. In Trump’s world, her steadfast refusal to admit to a lie only makes her more valuable than ever. It will be interesting to see if other media outlets follow CNN’s example.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.