CNN considering permanently banning Kellyanne Conway over ‘serious questions’ over credibility|
Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump’s top advisers, may be banned from CNN due to her pattern of constantly lying to journalists.
Top executives at the network told the New York Times that the network was considering never interviewing Conway again. When the Times‘ Joe Rutenberg asked an anonymous CNN executive about why they had reservations about booking Conway on the channel’s top shows, the executive alluded to “serious questions about her credibility.”
Conway, who was Trump’s former campaign manager, famously declared on NBC’s Meet the Press that Sean Spicer’s insistence that Trump had the largest-ever inauguration audience by any president — which was widely criticized as false — wasn’t a lie, but merely “alternative facts.” Conway also caught heat over her “Bowling Green Massacre” comments in reference to two Iraqi nationals in Kentucky who were found to have been trying to send weapons and funding to al-Qaeda (even though nobody was massacred).
Most recently, CNN called out Kellyanne Conway for lying even about being booked on the network in a tweet.
. @KellyannePolls was offered to SOTU on Sunday by the White House. We passed. Those are the facts.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 6, 2017
Journalism professor Jay Rosen previously suggested that all news outlets, not just CNN, should cease booking Conway for interviews, as there is no journalistic value to be gained.
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