CNN: ‘We Passed’ On Having Kellyanne Conway On Sunday Show

Counselor to President Kellyanne Conway listens during the daily White House briefing, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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CNN said that it “passed” on having top Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway appear on the network’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday.

Conway denied in a tweet posted Monday that she was passed over for the show as a result of issues with her “credibility.”

“False,” Conway tweeted, linking to a Mediaite story citing reporting by the New York Times. “I could do no live Sunday shows this week BC of family. Plus, I was invited onto CNN today & tomorrow.”

CNN refuted her claim, saying that Conway “was offered to SOTU on Sunday by the White House” but the network turned down the offer.

“We passed,” the CNN communications team tweeted. “Those are the facts.”

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski suggested that “Morning Joe” had done the same.

“You are not the first,” she tweeted.

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  1. So CNN admits it passed on Kellyanne Clownway’s appearance on STFU, er, SOTU. When will CNN address this:

    According to the New York Times, CNN executives have “serious questions” about Conway’s credibility, as she has consistently pushed what she herself has called “alternative facts,” such as the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” that was roundly mocked last week.

    The Times notes that media critics such as New York University professor Jay Rosen have called on networks to bar Conway from their shows due to her repeated use of falsehoods, so it’s possible CNN could be just the first network to decline offers to have Conway on their shows.

  2. Like gas, Kellyanne was passed…

  3. Drop them all, hem them in. No more propaganda, no more toxic bullshit.

    Expose all Trump sources to “extreme vetting.”

  4. Witch: Alt-Media is talking Alt-Alt-Facts.

  5. One helluva job, KAC, now I find myself siding with goddamn CNN and goddamn Mika! :dizzy_face: :no_mouth:

    I hope the networks have their exchanges with the KAC side recorded and will release them.

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