Why CNN Did Not Cover the Bowling Green Massacre — It Never Happened

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Zack Beauchamp: “Kellyanne Conway made up a fake terrorist attack to justify Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’” (Vox)

In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that aired on Thursday night, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway managed to get two huge things wrong in a short, 19-second answer. First, she said that the Obama administration banned Iraqi refugees from entering in the United States for six months in 2011 — which is flatly untrue. Second, and more significantly, she made up a terrorist attack committed by Iraqi refugees that never happened — the “Bowling Green Massacre”…

It is, I suppose, possible that Conway was referring to the other Bowling Green Massacre, which is a local haunted house. 

Update: Conway appears to have acknowledged her error, obliquely calling the Bowling Green Massacre an “honest mistake.” But it’s so couched in defensiveness and attacks on the media that it’s hard to tell, so she doesn’t really get any credit given the scale of the mistake …

http://www.vox.com/world/2017/2/2/14494478/bowling-green-massacre

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Lee Moran: Fake Vigils Honor Kellyanne Conway’s Bogus ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Victims (Huffington Post)

Protesters held fake vigils on Friday night to honor the victims of the “Bowling Green Massacre” that never actually happened.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vigils-bowling-green-massacre-kellyanne-conway_us_5895b80ce4b0c1284f2636de?lx9e8lhux9s3mobt9&

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