White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, other-wise known as the queen of alternative facts, appeared on Fox & Friends on Thursday to slam James Clapper’s claim of Donald Trump’s fitness for office and suggested the most absurd solution for journalists
Conway took Trump’s war on the media one step further, stating that the problem was that reporters aren’t “forced” to say nice things about Trump.
I remember — I’m old enough to remember when news stations reported the news. And didn’t just have a parade of pundits going out there and opinionated and rendering their opinions and pontificating and conjecturing. And I think it leads to analysis like this, because people end up with very little to say.
They are not compelled. They are not forced. Nobody demands that they actually report facts and figures. […]
You know, the media and other opinion figures — they were way too afraid of President Obama and his administration.
They’re not afraid enough here.
Somehow Conway took a question about James Clapper and pivoted into the idea that reporters should be intimidated and forced to report positive stories about Trump. We see the old “dodge and run” approach often from Conway, but this has got to be the most ridiculous claim since Bowling Green Massacre.
Watch the clip, below: