Kellyanne Conway babbles and dissimulates about Trump’s lies

We met Tom Nichols, an anti-Trump conservative, in a recent post on nuclear war. Here’s something he tw**ted:

So here’s Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s “counselor”, being grilled by Jake Tapper of CNN. Here’s a brief excerpt of The Hill‘s summary:

CNN anchor Jake Tapper and President Trump’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway, went toe-to-toe in a 25-minute-long interview on Tuesday that was punctuated by several heated exchanges over the accuracy of statements the president has made and the media’s treatment of Trump.

The tense interview comes after CNN says it declined to have Conway on Tapper’s Sunday show, “State of the Union,” because of concerns over her credibility.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday that CNN had retracted its statement, but the network fired back, saying it stood by its concerns about Conway.

Tapper and Conway did not broach that conflict but touched on several other dustups between the media and the Trump administration that have colored the first few weeks of Trump’s presidency.

One of the points of conflicts here is Trump’s claim that the America media doesn’t cover terrorism “for obvious reasons.” At about 5:10, she tries to respond, but just produces gibberish. Conway is a master at the blabbering deflection. She continues her blabbering at 6:34 in response to Tapper’s claim that Trump’s claim of no-terrorism-coverage was simply unfair. He also asks Conway why Trump hasn’t himself mention about the attack of the mosque in Quebec; Conway’s nonanswer is at 8:27.  Finally, at 11:35 Tapper accuses Trump of undermining the credibility of nearly the entire media, for example claiming that the press lies about the very high murder rate, which isn’t nearly as high as Trump claimed. Conway again dissimulates, ignoring Tapper’s claim and touting her own credentials.

At 22:29, Tapper asks Conway about the lies that President Tr*mp is telling, which are indisputably more important than “fake news” disseminated by some blogger with a website. Conway’s response, “‘Are they [Trump’s lies] more important than the many things he says that are true that make a difference in other people’s lives?” What an answer!

Have a look at Tapper’s expression during the interview. It’s like “Can you believe what she’s saying?“.  But he does a great job holding her feet to the fire.

Does this woman have any credibility with ANYONE? To borrow a book title, this administration is a confederacy of dunces.

100 Comments

  1. daddylove
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I just used the same term two days ago about these clowns.

  2. jknath1
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I would like to know what ratio of lie:truth is acceptable/legal. Then I can use that on my taxes, etc.

    • Ann German
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

      Well, first you have to deduct the “so-called” income, and then, if there is anything left, you can claim as exempt everything that a third party (as in your employer, etc.) claims to be your income . . . DISCLAIMER: I am NOT authorized to give tax advice by the IRS.

    • ploubere
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

      It you have to ask, you’re probably not a member of the class that gets to take advantage of said ratio.

  3. Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know how far you’d have to search to find an intelligent one. And,it amazed me that some of my friends and family wanted them (apparently). Those who asked for them deserve what they’ll get. But, we don’t! May we find a
    way out of this sinkhole.

  4. Merilee
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    😖
    Not sure I can stand to listen to that woman for more than a nanosecond.

  5. jwthomas
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Trump needs to hire a better liar.

  6. Sshort
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    A veritable Dunning-Kruger convention in the West Wing. I googled D-K and Trump and see that this observation has many sources already.

  7. eric
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Conway’s response, “‘Are they [Trump’s lies] more important than the many things he says that are true that make a difference in other people’s lives?”

    Bluntly, yes. He is not comforter-in-chief, he’s the President. Comforting the American people while creating bad national policies built on lies is like a priest who comforts many in his congregation while….well, you get the point.

  8. Blue
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    re “To borrow … …, this administration is a confederacy of dunces,” and as was stated some before:

    Welcome to Y(O)ur K A K I S T O C R A C Y.

    Its definition: https://goo.gl/MWNTE2

    Utterly frightening.
    But: I refuse to be.
    To be thus frightened.

    Blue

  9. Nell Whiteside
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Blather!

  10. Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Conway reminds me of Tariq Aziz, the inevitably doomed spokesman of Saddam Hussein.

  11. Kevin
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    No kleptocracy in human history has ever been so out of sync with reality.

    Kellyanne is more deserving of a bobblehead than Jesus.

  12. Ken Kukec
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Cut Kellyanne some slack; girlfriend’s no doubt suffering PTSD after surviving the “Bowling Green Massacre.”

    • Mark R.
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

      But that was a slip of the tongue…a slip that happened on a few different occasions.

      • Zetopan
        Posted February 12, 2017 at 6:37 am | Permalink

        Her tongue keeps slipping so much because she continually walks on it. For her, an open mouth always results in a “slip of the tongue”.

    • Merilee
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

      +mucho @ Ken

  13. littleboybrew
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Still, after all of this, how many people are still are buying into the Trump message? I would guess that it would be difficult to find a Hillary voter who now wished they had voted for Trump based on what has happened so far. I wonder how many Trump voters would have NOT voted for him (either abstain or another candidate)based on recent events? I am afraid that number might be distressingly small. I suspect the present resistance movement consists mostly of those who either voted for Hilary or now realize they should have.

    I hope I am wrong.

    • darrelle
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

      “I wonder how many Trump voters would have NOT voted for him (either abstain or another candidate)based on recent events? I am afraid that number might be distressingly small.”

      Me too. His support numbers have been pretty steady so far and I’m not hearing any admissions of regret.

      For one example, just this morning I checked in on a science & technology site I read. Comments approving of Trump were well represented. For example, “so far Trump’s appointments are encouraging, he’s appointing people that have proven records.” I try to stay away from the comments but sometimes my morbid curiosity gets the better of me.

      Anyway, this site is frequented by engineering and science types. I really don’t get that. Makes no sense to me. The comments on nearly every article, regardless of topic, have always been dominated by complaints and ridicule of all things remotely construable as “liberal” since I’ve been reading there.

      • jeremy pereira
        Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:17 am | Permalink

        I know it is not statistically significant but the Trump Regrets Tw*tter feed can be quite therapeutic. The owner monitors tw**ts by Trump voters to Donald Trump and retweets them if they express regret for their vote.

        At least some Trump supporters are coming to their senses.

        • darrelle
          Posted February 9, 2017 at 9:00 am | Permalink

          Thanks. A ray of hope. I hope it becomes a trend. And then a stampede.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

      “…how many people are still are buying into the Trump message? ”

      Well, it’s no accident that his support, both numerically and geographically, pretty closely mirrors the YEC/Ark Park set. My guess is that input from reality will not have a large influence on their decision-making apparatus.

    • jeremy pereira
      Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:12 am | Permalink

      How many Trump supporters do you think would have watched that interview on CNN? Probably very few. This is the problem as far as I can see: the media is doing quite a reasonable job of exposing the lies and hypocrisy of this administration but they aren’t reaching the people that need to hear the message.

      This is why Trump is still tw**ting. He needs a channel to his supporters that is unfiltered by fact checking.

    • rickflick
      Posted February 9, 2017 at 6:02 am | Permalink

      Trump’s support generally is still pretty solid. What’s surprising to me is congress is getting rave reviews as it helps Trump destroy much of the progressive infrastructure.

      “The increase in congressional job approval in February is mainly the result of a surge in Republicans’ approval, which more than doubled in the past month, to 50%. Independents’ approval increased slightly to 25%, and Democrats’ approval dropped eight points to 11%.” — Gallup.

  14. ploubere
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Only three weeks in. Pace yourselves, the battle has just begun.

  15. Mark R.
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Balderdash!

  16. BobTerrace
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    She makes Baghdad Bob look good truthful. The only time she looked her true self is when she wore the red, white & blue clown costume during the inauguration.

  17. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Very glad you posted this. CNN did a good job on this one and I think they did so because the pressure is on to go after this lying maniac. Kellyanne is simply not that good under good conditions and this was not good conditions. She was like having a conversation with a greased rattle snake. We do deserve an award for listening to this 25 minutes of insanity.

    Some of her best lines – we are a big tent party. Right, the big tent is actually a circus maybe. Put on the record as being sad. This is in response to not hearing anything from the white house twitter about an attack that killed 6 or more people. The broader issue of our contact with the media – I don’t know what that was for? Let me say something, and all the while she is talking. Do you have to stop talking to say something? And finally, when faced with all the Trump lies she points out – what about all the true things he says. Holly Shit. No wonder SNL is doing nothing but comedy on this white house, what else could you do?

  18. Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I fear far too many, even here, have failed to learn the lessons of 1984 and cognitive dissonance theory — especially the bits about confirmation bias.

    A great many people fundamentally agree with Drumpf on some fundamental key issues, such as their shared sense of xenophobia. They value personal security over civil liberty, and make no bones about it.

    The more rational of them are not going to care about a meaningless sideshow where the quibble comes down to how well the proportion of column inches maps to the body count. For them, that’s as irrelevant to the Resident’s job and mandate as whether or not for Democrats a blow job is considered sexual relations.

    And the less rational of them will assume that, since Señor Smallinpants is so obviously correct about the big picture, he’s gotta be pretty much right about the details, too — to the point that they unreservedly trust him and what he says over anything the lyin’ lamestream media might try to convince them of otherwise. They’re not even bothering to evaluate any of the claims on their merits.

    I think one way to cut through the muck is to carve to the heart of the matter, and call out the cowards for what they are:

    Cowards.

    We are the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    We are not the land of the secure and the home of the safe.

    We choose freedom not because it is a guarantor of safety; we choose freedom because life without freedom is not worth living. ‘Tis better to die on one’s feet than live on one’s knees.

    Brave people knowingly, willfully sacrifice their security in the effort to gain something of merit; cowards prize safety above all else.

    Freedom is dangerous. It is the enemy of safety, the nemesis of security.

    Freedom is the living dream of the brave; security is the fevered opium nightmare of the coward.

    As it turns out, your odds of survival and prosperity actually improve — substantially — in free and open societies, thereby demonstrating the self-defeating idiocy of cowards. But they’re too scared and / or stupid to realize that.

    Why?

    Clearly, because they’re cowards.

    Let’s all start telling everybody that we want a free society, not a secure one, okay? And don’t forget to observe how those afraid of freedom are cowards of the worst sort.

    Cheers,

    b&

    • GBJames
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

      Indeed.

    • Kevin
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

      Thinking is dangerous. And so is doing science because it makes the cowards uncomfortable.

      Pretty soon most Americans will not be able to distinguish the advanced technology they can put in their garage or hold in their hand from magic.

      Cowards quickly turn into ciphers.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

      That is all fine and agreeable for us but this guy and his crew are a pack of lying dogs who are just the opposite of your words. They do not give a damn and apparently their followers are the same. Money, control and Power is all that counts and right now, they have it.

    • Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      Ben – did you write the Cowards comments? I want to use them elsewhere and to give proper acknowledgement.

    • Steve Pollard
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

      Ben, that is a great polemic; but seen from this side of the pond, when those voters are delivered neither personal security nor civil liberty they won’t blame the government, they will (a) blame the Democrats (for not supporting the government) and (b) shoot the messenger. Either way we (including us over here) are in for a bumpy ride.

  19. Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Terrorism is reported. Some sources think it shouldn’t be (HuffPo), some think the victims asked for it (The Grauniad), many refuse to name the ideology behind it, and it’s usually instantly forgotten if no Westerners are hurt.

  20. Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    🐜

  21. Ken Kukec
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Ignatius P. Reilly wouldn’t tolerate these louts and bounders, dolts and fools for a hot sec. And if John Kennedy Toole had to put up with them … well, poor JKT already took that pipe.

    • gscott
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

      My copy of ACOD has a page before the title page with the original quote from Jonathan Swift: “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”

      Ignatius is obviously the true genius in the book. I’m not sure who is true genius in the real world, but the dunces are sure coming out of the woodwork.

  22. Chukar
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Everyone needs to understand that The Big Lie, constant repetitions of Big Lies, and always blaming someone else while never acknowledging fault is fundamental to Trump’s method. People and pundits alike keep assuming this behavior is either accidental or foolishness. It’s not an accident. It’s completely intentional. By constantly misunderstanding Trump’s con-artist methods, you constantly cede victory to him. He plowed through 15 GOP competitors and 1 Hillary Clinton with these methods. He’s still merrily plowing along and the intelligentsia of America still has no idea what’s actually happening.

    • darrelle
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

      I don’t think that’s true at all. Trump isn’t somehow fooling the intelligentsia of America and thus leading to his success. He’s fooling the voters who vote for him. Largely the same ones that were fooled by the Big Lie campaign instituted by Carl Rove. I’m sure it’s an ancient tactic used by Carnies since humans first started living together.

      • Chukar
        Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

        The intelligentsia of America is not being fooled by the lies. The lies are aimed at the general “masses” as propagandists of earlier decades called them, and on them they are working very well. The intelligentsia are fooled into thinking that Trump’s behavior is accidental or stupid. They miss the intentional nature of it. As someone once said, “If the message seems too stupid for anyone to believe, it’s not aimed at you.”

        • darrelle
          Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

          That could certainly be the case, but I don’t know. Just anecdotally, my own experience throughout Trump’s campaign has been lots of people speculating about how Trump is actually really smart, that he’s playing everyone and getting exactly what he wants.

          I’ve always been skeptical of that. I don’t think he’s capable of serious planning or executing a detailed plan, and I don’t think he got what he wanted. He just reacts, off the cuff, to stimuli and his own immediate desires. I don’t know if I’d fit in your intelligentsia group, but I am one who actually does think that Trump is an idiot. I’ve always thought that he is just what he appears to be on the surface. Sure, he has some animal cunning. But what he does is not difficult and sure as heck doesn’t require calculation. All it requires is a silver spoon, narcissism and not giving a shit about anyone else.

          That’s my assessment of Trump, but I haven’t had much luck convincing others of that, even other liberals.

          • Merilee
            Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

            I agree with your characterization 100%, Darrelle.

            • darrelle
              Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

              Great minds? Or suckers?!

              • Merilee
                Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

                Trump as an idiot and narcissist. I can’t see him on TV, or even his picture in the paper, without yelling IDIOT. No way that he’s really intelligent. I don’t think that he can even read his (so-called) executive orders. Very low on reading comprehension.

          • GBJames
            Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

            You convinced me, not that I needed convincing.

          • Ken Kukec
            Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

            I think the parsimonious explanation, per Occam’s razor, would be that Trump is a media-savvy bullshitter extraordinaire, who took advantage of inherent gaps and cracks in the system, and a concatenation of odd circumstance, to scurry his way backward into the presidency.

            • darrelle
              Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

              I don’t know. That would seem more plausible to me if Trump exhibited a variety of behaviors that correlated with changing tactics to correspond with changes in circumstances. But he seems to have one tactic only, being himself.

              I doubt that Trump consciously, premeditatively, took advantage of inherent gaps and cracks in the system.

              • Ken Kukec
                Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

                In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, you don’t take advantage of circumstances, circumstances take advantage of you.

                (With apologies to Yakov Smirnoff.)

                That’s what I meant by backing his way into the presidency.

              • darrelle
                Posted February 9, 2017 at 9:08 am | Permalink

                Damn, went right over my head. Sorry.

              • Chukar
                Posted February 9, 2017 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

                The problem with “Trump being himself” as his “one consistent tactic,” is that Trump exhibits: narcissistic behavior to the maximum; sociopathic behavior (subdivision of Antisocial Personality) to a lesser degree; intelligence; mastery of the art of propaganda, which is the same as public relations, bullshitting, or conning people.

                If you’re trying to find one characteristic or tactic which will explain Trump, you’ll miss the point. Accept a mix of narcissist, sociopath, street smarts and con-man, and you’re 98% of the way there.

          • HaggisForBrains
            Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:10 am | Permalink

            I’m convinced.

  23. Denise
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Jake Tapper. I’m going to start watching him.

    • Michiel
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      Indeed, I would love to voice my support for this guy directly to him. I’m sure he will be coming under immense pressure to take it down a notch, hopefully not from within CNN, but certainly from the government. Or else, people like Conway will simply refuse to go on live interviews with the “opposition party” sooner or later, claiming that the media is out to get them. It will be interesting to see whether they will get away with that or not.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, that’s the first time I’ve seen KAC generally rattled in an interview, making admissions and fumbling for her desultory talking points.

      Usually she’s the master of the misdirect. During the campaign, her typical exchange with an interviewer went like this:

      “Kellyanne, isn’t Donald Trump’s call for a ‘complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the US’ unconstitutional?”

      “It’s interesting you mentioned ‘total shutdown,’ Jake, because the real question here is why the media has totally shut down the discussion of Hillary’s emails and Bill’s splooging on Monica’s blue dress.”

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

        should be “genuinely rattled”

  24. jrhs
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    The lies make a difference in other
    people’s lives too.

    A white-houseful of liars.

  25. Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    “Does this woman have any credibility with ANYONE?”

    To answer your question, yes. I thought she handled herself well and made some valid points.

    • docbill1351
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

      Oh? Describe a valid point, please.

      • Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

        Her broader point about the liberal media not giving Trump a fair shake is unquestionably valid and, as she points out, unprecedented—even in the case of Dubya. Also, there’s something to be said for respecting the office of the presidency as opposed to the person holding it—not that you’d guess that by watching CNN or reading The New York Times (let alone posts on this blog). All this venting is little more than flashing our badge of the tribe. It will get us nowhere except deeper in ignorance and denial about why Trump got elected in the first place. Let’s hope that, as Conway suggests, we all calm down and try to find something to agree about. Or, if you prefer, we can just rant on.

        • Chukar
          Posted February 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

          Teddy Roosevelt wrote:
          “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”

          Some of the things that Trump says and wants to do flagrantly violate U.S. law and U.S. treaties (which are also considered U.S. Law), and verge on treason. Add that to his personal behavior which is consistently abysmal, then add in Roosevelt’s comment, and one wonders why this man deserves any respect whatsoever from anyone, let alone deference, kindness or politeness, unless your practice is to be kind to all sentient beings. But it’s better to tell the truth about Trump, and the truth is IMHO as ugly as he is.

        • jrhs
          Posted February 8, 2017 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

          What constitutes “a fair shake”? Does Fox News treat Trump, our Twit** President, fairly? Kellyanne would probably say yes. Why?

          I hope you are not saying that Trump can call me a nasty woman, and I should shut up because I am the one who needs to change and calm down. (I am always calm though.) And I, a powerless immigrant, am the one who should find something to agree about. No kidding.

        • docbill1351
          Posted February 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

          Nope, you’re wrong on all levels. First, what is the “liberal media?” Anything outside of Fox News or Breitbart? Second, respecting the office of the President. No, the media is reporting on what Trump actually says. No, who cares about “how Trump got elected.” You disprove your own point!

          I asked for an example and you gave me NOTHING because you have NOTHING in your argument.

          Once again, what point did Propaganda Barbie make?

          I’ll save you the time: nothing.

          • Posted February 9, 2017 at 12:54 am | Permalink

            “No, who cares about how Trump got elected.”

            Anyone who doesn’t want Trump to get re-elected, which I’m guessing includes you, would do well to care.

            “. . .you have NOTHING in your argument.”

            I don’t recall making an argument. Jerry asked a simple question, I gave a simple answer. Since you seem happy answering your own question rather than listening to any answer I might give, I’ll step aside and let you get on with it. Enjoy your spleen.

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted February 8, 2017 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

          You mean giving a “fair shake” to the guy who spent five year pushing the abjectly bogus claim that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim jihadist born in Kenya?

          And we should show “respect for the office” now held by the guy who calls an Article III judicial officer — one who was appointed by one of his Republican predecessors, and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate — a “so-called judge”?

          That’s the guy you’re talking about?! Give me a break.

        • jeremy pereira
          Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:48 am | Permalink

          Her broader point about the liberal media not giving Trump a fair shake is unquestionably valid and, as she points out, unprecedented

          That was an interesting point. The media have always given the President a “fair shake” in the past even in the case of Bush 2. I think she should reflect on why it is that the media is taking the line with Trump that they are.

          I think Trump is getting a fair shake. He really is getting the media coverage he deserves. This is a man who lies about crime statistics, about where terrorists come from, about how well the media reports terrorism. This man has placed a know nothing in change of education, is going to withdraw healthcare support from a lot of people and dismantle the EPA. He’s created at least three diplomatic incidents and has threatened to invade Mexico and is using his position to try to bully a commercial organisation on behalf of his daughter. This man is destroying America’s standing in the World, destroying the environment and destroying the credibility of the office of the President.

          Conway did not make any credible points in that interview she was thoroughly pwned by Jake Tapper.

          • Posted February 9, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink

            Trump’s ideas are being treated the way Karl Popper encouraged us to treat ideas – as worthy of refutation.

            (I think this if anything is too kind, but there you go.)

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

      Not even Kellyanne’s mama is buying that one.

      Were you also a judge at the 1982 New Jersey “Blueberry Princess” beauty pageant?

      • Diane G.
        Posted February 9, 2017 at 1:39 am | Permalink

        Great article.

        “Conway met Trump in 2006, when she was living in one of his buildings, according to the Washington Post. She even served on the condo board of the Trump World Tower in Manhattan. Trump, she told the Post, was surprisingly hands on,…”

        Well, duh.

        • HaggisForBrains
          Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:15 am | Permalink

          Trump, she told the Post, was surprisingly hands on,…

          That was a genuine laugh out loud moment 😀

          • Merilee
            Posted February 9, 2017 at 8:12 am | Permalink

            Dsurprisingly hands-on for such little hands…

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted February 9, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink

          Show us on the doll where the bad man touched you, Kellyanne.

  26. Michiel
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    The longer the interview goes on, the more she’s squirming and unraveling and rambling on with memorised talking points that have no relation to the question asked or the general subject even. I guess she did handle herself well in that she managed to stay positive, sort of apologised for her continued referring to the fake Bowling Green massacre, and deflected, rather than answered, most questions Tapper fired at her by simply firing off lots of vaguely coherent words, and being passive aggresive, which is something she’s obviously very good at. I would not call it “valid” though.

  27. DW
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    She reminds me of Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf (aka Comical Ali) – the Iraqui Information Minister and spokeperson for Saddam Hussein during the Iraq War.

  28. Sarah
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Remember the “Credibility Gap” of yore? This is more like the Credibility Grand Canyon.

  29. docbill1351
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    I only made it through about a minute of that bullshit blizzard before I had to turn it off.

    Trumplethinskin was very specific in his claim that the media didn’t cover attacks and that the media had specific reasons for that. Propaganda Barbie ignored all that and simply laid out her alternative facts.

    *click* Done with you, Propaganda Barbie.

  30. veroxitatis
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, I don’t think Tapper did do all that well. Perhaps he ought to have taken a leaf out of then then BBC Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman who once asked the then Home Secretary the same question over and over again (15 times, as I recollect) and would never have stood for this bluster and burble!

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      We could do with some Parliament-style “Question Time” over here in our Congress, too.

    • jeremy pereira
      Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:56 am | Permalink

      Even Jeremy Paxman admits that the incident of repeating the question 15 times was poor professionalism. He only did it, in fact, because the director had just told him the next segment wasn’t ready and he had to fill an extra 60 seconds.

      Jake Tapper did an excellent job. He got straight to the point and he had his evidence prepared.

  31. Jeremy Tarone
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if reporters will ever get the point of just saying: “You are a dissembling sack of crap.”

    I’d like to see just one reporter ask Trump “Are you retarded?”.

    I know, neither are really acceptable.

  32. Heather Hastie
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Not sure if this has already been posted above, but I think it’s genius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TreyZMjl_SA

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      Good one.

      • Merilee
        Posted February 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

        Saw that last night and it’s brilliant!!

  33. rickflick
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Jake Tapper is a hero.

  34. Curt Nelson
    Posted February 8, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    She says a lot of words.

    • Merilee
      Posted February 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

      But unlike her boss’s, they are not the very best words…

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted February 8, 2017 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

        But he is, like, a smart person, who has a very good brain, so consults with himself often.

        • Merilee
          Posted February 9, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

          And NOT wearing a (gold lamé) bathrobe – aaaarrrggghhh

          • Merilee
            Posted February 9, 2017 at 12:03 am | Permalink

            Sooooo unattractive – sad.

  35. Helen Hollis
    Posted February 9, 2017 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Jake Tapper was on Colbert’s show tonight(last night) and he was great. I think he made it very clear what his job duties were.

  36. Posted February 9, 2017 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    Kellyanne is a master of deflection on the fly. That’s why she’s where she is. I’d say every Republican that watched this was nodding in approval.

    • Merilee
      Posted February 9, 2017 at 8:15 am | Permalink

      She is brilliant at what she does.

  37. Posted February 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    *See you next Tuesday.*


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