Alternative Tragedies

Defending travel ban, Kellyanne Conway cites fabricated “Bowling Green massacre”

Time to embrace the concept of alternative massacres, and the havoc they wreak.

On Thursday, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway was interviewed on Chris Matthews’ Hardball, and she used the opportunity to defend Trump’s travel ban affecting Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

At one point, she alluded to two Iraqi refugees who she said were the sole masterminds of “the Bowling Green massacre.”

“Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered,” she said.

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One of the main reasons there was a media blackout on the Bowling Green massacre is the fact that it didn’t happen. There’s never been a terrorist attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre,” she said.

Conway was referring to a 2011 incident in which two Iraqi nationals were indicted for allegedly having affiliations with IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attacks against American troops in Iraq.

On Twitter, Conway acknowledged the error:

Meanwhile, Twitter has had plenty to say about the gaffe: