Kellyanne Conway is becoming the woman we really love to hate. She is everywhere, and whenever she is interviewed, we rarely get the truth…we get “alternative facts”.
Today, GQ reported that New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen has suggested simply not interviewing Conway anymore. During a recent podcast appearance, he said this:
The logic is, this is a representative of the president. This is somebody who can speak for the Trump administration. But if we find that what Kellyanne Conway says is routinely or easily contradicted by Donald Trump, then that [rationale for interviewing her] disappears. Another reason to interview Kellyanne Conway is, our viewers want to understand how the Trump world thinks. But if the end result of an interview with her is more confusion about what the Trump world thinks, then that rationale evaporates … No, it’s not just lying or spin or somebody who is skilled in the political arts of putting the best case on things or not answering a question, which is a pretty basic method of doing politics. It’s that when you are done listening to Kellyanne Conway, you probably understand less. That’s a problem.
And many in the media want this!
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 23, 2017
I agree 100 percent. Until they stop lying, shun them. https://t.co/hhAUXhA5sk
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) January 23, 2017
If we know she's lying and we know she's going to keep lying, why even ask her questions anymore?https://t.co/WdTXhfv8Cu
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 22, 2017
— Jeff Bercovici (@jeffbercovici) January 23, 2017
"Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods," Chuck Todd tells Pres. Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway this morning. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/Ao005dQ13r
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 22, 2017