Kellyanne Conway has an almost impossible job to do. She’s got an unconstitutional Muslim ban to defend, and, as it turns out, the last big mass shooting we had – the one the administration had been using to demonstrate how critical it is that we keep people from certain Muslim countries out of the United States – turned out to have been the work of a white, conservative, Trump supporter. [Ooops!] It’s situations like this, when less brilliant propagandists might just give up, that Conway really shines, though. Without a recent Muslim attack to point to, she reached deep down into her bag of self-described “alternative facts,” and came up with something truly inspired. Out of thin air, she invented an absolutely horrific event that she referred to as “the Bowling Green massacre.” And, not only that, but, anticipating that she might be asked why this attack, which she claimed had been executed by “Iraqi refugees,” didn’t sound familiar, she proactively blamed the liberal press. “Most people don’t know (about it),” she said, “because it didn’t get covered.” That’s right, she not only made up a massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where, to my knowledge, there’s never been anything even remotely resembling a terrorist attack, but she said that the reason we didn’t know about it was the lying press. Now that’s a woman who earns every dollar that she gets from the Trump administration.
If anyone’s up for making a historic marker commemorating the Bowling Green Massacre, let me know. I plan on driving through there in a few weeks, and I’d be happy to put it somewhere.