Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball TV program on Thursday night, [Trump "Counselor" and mouthpiece Kellyanne] Conway referred to the "Bowling Green massacre" as part of her attempt to justify Trump's temporary restrictions on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. "I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre," Conway said "Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered." However, it seems likely that the incident Conway refers to didn't get covered because there is an overwhelming consensus that there was no massacre at all. She appears to have come down with another case of the 'alternative facts.'
Seems likely it didn't happen? Overwhelming consensus? It did not fucking happen. Talking about consensus is giving ground to gaslighting by an administration determined to destroy distinctions between knowable facts, informed opinions, speculation, ignorance and lies.
In other gaslighting news, the White House issued press credentials to InfoWars, the crackpot conspiracy website run by Alex Jones. Meantime, Trump refused to take questions from CNN reporter Jim Acosta because he is, in Trump's words, 'fake news.'