Kellyanne Conway: Media Won’t Report on Sexist Attacks Against Me ‘Because I’m a Conservative’
During an appearance on Fox News’ MediaBuzz this morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway not only took the opportunity to take shots at CNN, she also made the claim that even though she’s been the victim of sexist attacks, the media has decided to stay mum on them.
Why? Because she’s a conservative, that’s why.
After telling host Howard Kurtz that she’s sometimes been the target of sexist attacks but that she doesn’t let it get her “off-kilter at all,” she was then asked where were the stories of her being a victim of this.
“You are not going to see these stories because I’m a conservative,” she stated. “I work for President Trump and I’m pro-life.”
Kurtz also wanted to know if working for or supporting Trump works against women like her due to the president’s past crude remarks about women, therefore causing outlets not to treat sexist attacks in a sympathetic light.
Conway brought up Sarah Palin and attacks on her while claiming that the majority of “specious or gratuitous” attacks on women come from women themselves. She further noted that if she were a Democrat or liberal she “wouldn’t be” treated like this but in the end, it “doesn’t matter what the haters say.”
This isn’t the first time that Conway has talked about being the target of sexism. Following a combative interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that included a much-discussed eye roll by Cooper, Conway accused the CNN anchor of sexism. And in a MediaBuzz appearance earlier this year, she and Kurtz discussed a New York Times article that said she was facing the same kind of taunts and insults leveled against Hillary Clinton.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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