Kellyanne Conway Swipes Print Journalists With Cable News Contracts: ‘They’re Performing For The Cameras’
On Friday night, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on Hannity and made several jabs at the media over their coverage of her boss, President Donald Trump.
Conway accused Trump’s vocal critics in the media, specifically the ones who’ve invoked “treason” after his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, of tossing words in a salad bowl in order to make a “toxic stew.”
“They are hunched over in anger at all times,” Conway said to Hannity guest host Judge Jeanine Pirro. “They are physiologically incapable of finishing a sentence or addressing any issue without mentioning Donald Trump’s name five or ten times.”
She told Pirro how she and the president were looking at a copy of The Washington Post the other day and mocked them for having six out of the seven articles on the front page be about Trump, dismissing it as “obsessive outrage” that has been “regularized.”
Conway then called out print journalists for trying to “out-crazy” others in the media.
“I think this is a very serious point because it’s not just that the outrage and the ‘who can out-crazy the next on cable TV’ has been accepted as now expected. You have a lot of print journalists who have contracts with these cable news stations,” Conway continued. “So even though it has their print affiliation below their names, they’re performing for the cameras and the viewers on those particular networks. I take complete offense with a smile on my face.”
She also slammed the complete “over-the-top” comparisons Trump’s critics have made to 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and Kristallnacht.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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