Kellyanne Conway eventually told the truth, but nobody cares

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When Kellyanne Conway referred to the non-existent “Bowling Green Massacre” during an interview on Thursday night, the statement was quickly seized on as yet another example of the willingness of the Donald Trump administration to play fast and loose with facts—and lie outright when it suits them. 

The media, on the other hand, is growing too comfortable jumping on unconfirmed reports or anecdotes that feed into Trump alarmism. It comes at the cost of attention paid to legitimate news that needs no embellishment.

Just about anybody with a Twitter account (and a sense of humor) weighed in on the Bowling Green flub. By Friday morning, it was the top trending topic on Twitter, according to analytics firm Crimson Hexagon, and had been covered in some way, by seemingly every media outlet on the planet.  Read more…

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