Have a look at this. CNN host Chris Cuomo repeatedly interrupts his “guest” Kellyanne Conway while she tries to make her arguments. He’s got a more voluble voice than her and is able to do it. If a male conservative host did this to a liberal woman, they’d be called sexist and accused of “mansplaining” to them, or something. But it’s okay for liberals to bully conservative women.
This is what passes now for journalism and free debate. Strong-arming by an obviously biased “news” host who won’t even let a conservative speak. I’m sure he was hoping she would walk off the set and make headlines to boost his ratings. Maybe that was the idea.
The White House is in rare message-discipline mode — including having the right message — as its Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, faces an accusation that he sexually assaulted a girl when he was in high school.
I’ve checked and rechecked President Trump’s Twitter feed. So far, he has not used it to attack the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. That doesn’t mean he won’t do it. But it does mean that for now, as of 10:00 am ET, someone is gluing his fingers to the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office every time it occurs to him to tweet about it.
The official White House line is that Kavanaugh’s accuser should be heard. That’s smart. First of all, she’s going to be heard anyway, no matter what. And secondly, just strategically, the right thing to do is not to come off as unsympathetic, because that will only increase sympathy for Ford.
Kellyanne Conway Monday morning said both Ford and Kavanaugh should testify.
“She should not be insulted, she should not be ignored, she should testify under oath, and she should do it on Capitol Hill,” Conway said. “And Judge Kavanaugh should also testify as to these 36-year-old allegations.” Conway suggested testimony should occur as soon as Tuesday.
From the Washington Examiner:
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that she knows who some of the officials are who have been leaking information about internal White House procedures.
“Somewhat, yes,” Conway said when asked on Fox News if any of the identities of the leakers are known. “But they’re not all in the press and comms shop either, and they’re not all junior folks.”
Conway didn’t name anyone, and didn’t say if steps were being taken to discipline leakers.
Of course, a recent book claims the Number One leaker in the White House is . . . Kellyanne Conway. But, you know, at least the Fox knows who else helped raid the chicken coop.
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway Monday evening said she expects heads to roll as the result of leaks of a comment White House communications aide Kelly Sadler made during an internal meeting.
“I had several discussions with the president on this very topic today,” Conway said on Fox News, another way of saying that President Trump is furious.
Asked by Fox News host Martha MacCallum if she expects personnel changes, Conway said “I do, actually. Yes, I do.”
Conway ends interview by remarking that she expects White House personnel changes as a result of the sort of leaks Trump denounced on Twitter this afternoon pic.twitter.com/TAiweTNd6W
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 14, 2018
Sadler is the one who made a wisecrack about John McCain dying.
It’s incredible that no one – correct me if I’m wrong – has been fired yet specifically for leaking. It’s as if a Walmart is being shoplifted every day and all the management has got is some overweight unarmed rent-a-cop snoozing on a stool in the back of the store.
Such a sad irony that a president who demands loyalty more than others gets so little of it.
CNN host Dana Bash asked White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway about her husband’s tweets, which can be critical of Trump. Conway wondered why that was relevant and noted that her children were watching.
You’ll also note at one point in the video Conway asks whether “we’re now going to talk about other people’s spouses” including ones that work “at CNN.” That’s an allusion to John King, from whom Bash is divorced. They continue to work together at CNN.
Kellyanne Conway appeared Sunday on Brian Stelter’s CNN show and did a masterful spinmeister job of dodging questions and changing the subject to what she wanted to talk about.
CNN has unfortunately, as Conway correctly notes, recast itself from a network that at least pretended not to be liberal – which introduced an element of balance into its coverage – to one that is clearly over on the left with MSNBC.
So, faced immediately with a predictably hostile line of questioning, Conway fought back and made CNN the issue instead of President Trump.
Here’s the abbreviated version.
And if you’ve got a half hour, here’s the whole thing.
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Whether this is true or not, or taken out of context, I can’t say. I do know these two are on a daily Jihad against President Trump. Continue Reading
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