This morning on NBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski announced that Donald Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway will not be allowed to appear on the show.
“I know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show. I won’t do it. I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true. That is — every time I’ve ever seen her on television something is askew, off, or incorrect.”
Her co-host Joe Scarborough, once a fawning Trump fan, joined in to criticize Conway’s inability to say anything true to the media. He was slightly sympathetic, speculating that Conway literally does not know what is going on in the White House:
“I don’t even think she’s saying something she knows to be untrue. She’s just saying things just to get in front of the TV to prove her relevance because behind the scenes she’s not in these meetings and any reporter can ask anybody in that White House and they will say the same thing. She’s not in these meetings. So why does the president allow her to keep going out and spreading false information?”
Of course, insecurity and a lack of information gives Conway no right to spread misinformation and lies to the American public. If she really does not know what is going on, she needs to stop pretending that she does and making up rumors.
Brzezinski added that Conway, “is not credible anymore.”
Donald Trump has endangered the very future of American democracy by undermining the truth at every turn and convincing millions of Americans that they are being persecuted by anyone who gives them different information than that which comes from the White House.
All he had to say on the issue was to plug FOX and disparage the other networks as, of course, “FAKE NEWS!” It should be noted that FOX & Friends is on at the same time as Morning Joe, and knowing his love for cable news, Trump was certainly flipping around.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
It is about time that the media stops giving a platform to Trump staffers who are known deliberately spread misinformation. Troublingly, Trump supporters already believe that the mainstream media is on an anti-Trump crusade and deliberately lying. As they crack down on the Trump Administration’s paid liars they will stop disseminating false information but also breed further mistrust among Tump supporters.
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Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.