Last night, Kellyanne Conway appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews and mentioned a nonexistent terror attack – the “Bowling Green Massacre.” It’s an event that never happened, yet her mere mention of it will be enough for Trumpiots to cling to it for years.
However, Twitter users, including some big names, couldn’t help giving this lie, which will obviously be considered one of Conway’s “alternative facts,” the thorough mocking it deserves.
Wil Wheaton got in on the action, hilariously demanding some “goddamn respect” for the make believe tragedy.
The Bowling Green Massacre was part of Operation Enduring Bullshit, libtards. Show some goddamn respect. #NeverRemember
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) February 3, 2017
Others shared their thoughts about the massacre that never happened:
— Fox Base Alpha (@jeffthelad) February 3, 2017
One still shudders to think how bad the Bowling Green massacre would’ve been if not for the heroic intervention of Fred Douglass.
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) February 3, 2017
The Bowling Green Massacre was one of the most tragic events in U.S. history, but Chuck Norris went back in time and prevented it.
— Tom Smith (@tomlovespaula) February 3, 2017
Thoughts and prayers today for the alternate reality citizens of Bowling Green in Neo-Kentucky in the Confederated States of Vespucci.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) February 3, 2017
RIP to all of those in the Bowling Green Massacre. May your lives continue on as if nothing happened at all.
— Ari is a Dorito (@doritorisan) February 3, 2017
The same people telling us the Bowling Green Massacre is a fake probably think the moon landings were real.
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) February 3, 2017
“Iraqi refugees were behind the Bowling Green Massacre… and also the Battle of Hogwarts… and the zombie apocalypse.” – Kellyanne Conway
— Ally Nickert (@allymarie93) February 3, 2017
Before the day is out, Trump will recall seeing thousands of Muslims celebrating the Bowling Green massacre.
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) February 3, 2017
Finding these Bowling Green Massacre jokes to be a little too soon. Out of respect, we should wait until it takes place.
— Justin Shanes (@justinshanes) February 3, 2017
While these tweets and jokes are funny, what isn’t funny is that we now have an administration in the executive branch using the power of suggestion in a flurry of soundbites to plant seeds in the minds of people who will simply believe them. This is the same strategy Trump used on the campaign trail while citing fake stories about thousands of muslims celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11 or citing the dubious legend of General Pershing using bullets dipped in pigs’ blood. The uninformed, uneducated masses eat it up because it appeals to their hatred. Facts are meaningless when people are blinded by confirmation bias.
Meanwhile, Trump and his ilk will continue to discredit the free press as “fake news” to protect their stronghold.
The biggest disappointment in the interview is the fact that Matthews didn’t immediately call her out on the blatant lie.
This is dark. This is very, very dark.
Watch Kellyanne Conway lie through her teeth, here: