Considering that the Donald Trump administration has largely been defined by the fake news that he believes and the fake news that his staff invents, it perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of his top advisors is now inventing an entire “massacre” on U.S. soil and using it as evidence that Muslim refugees are out of control. Hence, enter Kellyanne Conway the mysterious “Bowling Green Massacre” — which does’t really exist.
Kellyanne Conway made the assertion during her ill fated appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews on Thursday evening. Conway had recently promised that she would be limiting her television appearances after her “alternative facts” fiasco, but she’s since reneged and found herself back in the TV spotlight today. She told Matthews that “Two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green Massacre.” She then went on to add that “Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”
Actually, most people don’t know about the “Bowling Green Massacre” because there’s simply no such thing. There are cities named “Bowling Green” in both Kentucky and Ohio, and the latter also has a “Bowling Green University.” But there’s no record of any “massacre” involving any of them, no history of any killings or attacks by Iraqi immigrants or by Muslims. Watch in this video as she simply makes up an imaginary massacre to support her argument:
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This new “Bowling Green Massacre” fake news from Kellyanne Conway is so far out of left field that it’s not even immediately clear what she might have been trying to refer it. Instead it appears that she’s merely invented yet another alternative fact to support her nonstop lying on behalf of Donald Trump’s increasingly reckless and fiction-driven policies. And it’s only Thursday.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report