Kellyanne Conway completely handled George Stephanopoulos as she took him into a completely different direction than the meat of his question. A weak & gullible media is responsible for the rise of Trump.
Tump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway takes George Stephanopoulos for ride
ThisWeek's interview with Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway is the perfect example of how the media is responsible for the rise of Trump.
George Stephanopoulos: But on this issue of honesty, you know, the independent fact searcher PolitiFact have looked at about 250 statements of each candidate. They have 48 "pants on fire," the worst kind of lie, they said, comments by Donald Trump, only 6 for Clinton; 89 false statements by Donald Trump and only 27 for Clinton.
Kellyanne Conway: You know, if you're running against a Clinton, veracity is certainly always on the table. I mean, this is a woman whose five people were involved with her e-mail scandal, were granted immunity. She's not very fond of the Second Amendment, of course, but she seems very fond of the Fifth Amendment, including her attorney, Cheryl Mills (ph), who was granted immunity and then somehow was able to represent her as an attorney.
So Hillary Clinton's casual relationship with the truth is well known to Americans. I'm sure we'll see it on full display tomorrow night. And I really don't appreciate campaigns thinking it is the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact-checkers and that these debate moderators should somehow do their bidding. They picked on Matt Lauer after the commander in chief debate forum. We thought he did a great job but they didn't like the fact that Hillary Clinton was asked about her e-mail server and her route in Iraq. That's not Matt Lauer's fault. And Lester Holt's -- he's a -- he's a respected, brilliant newsman. He'll do a good job tomorrow night as a moderator. It's not his job --
George Stephanopoulos: That's what you're saying right there. But it's not what your boss has said. Donald Trump this week is saying, oh, boy, Lester Holt is going to be under tremendous pressure. He's a Democrat when, in fact, Lester Holt is a registered Republican.
The question was about Donald Trump being a liar based on the analysis of real numbers. Kellyanne successfully led George to speak about Lester Holt as she told the media it was not their jobs to be fact-checkers. In other words, journalism is not supposed to call out lies by the politicians. Isn't that the reason for their existence?