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Then, last night, she invented a terrorist attack that never occurred.
The next morning, Conway explained that by “Bowling Green Massacre,” she meant to say “Bowling Green Terrorists.”
Which, in her defense, are very real people who were arrested.
But 12 hours is a lifetime on the internet, and by the time she retracted her statement, Conway’s reputation had already died at the hands of the internet.
Just check out the savagery of the web.
shame on Kellyanne Conway for attempting to politicize the Bowling Green massacre, in which I was killed
— PAPPADEMAS (@PAPPADEMAS) February 3, 2017
Heads up, this one is a little harsh.
Saddened and sickened by Frederick Douglass’ silence surrounding the Bowling Green Massacre.
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) February 3, 2017
To be fair to Kellyanne Conway, most people don’t know about the Bowling Green Massacre because it happened during the Des Moines tsunami.
— Larry Felton Johnson (@larryfeltonj) February 3, 2017
Kellyanne Conway: Refugees have committed many crimes, such as the, uhhh *looks around, sees Coachella poster* Brian Jonestown Massacre
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) February 3, 2017
Now, that’s a massacre.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]