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Chelsea Clinton took a shot at Kellyanne Conway by expressing she is grateful that “no one seriously hurt” in the Bowling Green Massacre. “Please don’t make up attacks,” she added. Conway, who was Donald Trump’s campaign manager when he defeated Chelsea’s mother, Hillary Clinton, in the presidential election, referenced the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” during an interview with MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on Thursday. Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack …or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don't make up attacks. — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 3, 2017 Also Read: Kellyanne Conway Explains »
- Brian Flood
Kellyanne Conway is not trying to back up this particular “alternative fact.” After referencing the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” during an interview on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC, Conway tweeted early Friday morning that she had misspoke. “On @hardball @NBCNews @MSNBC I meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists” as reported here,” she wrote, followed by a link to a 2013 ABC News story about two Iraqi refugees who were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky after it was discovered they had been trained by al-Qaeda and had attacked U.S. troops in their home country. Also Read: Trump-Era Broadway: George Orwell's '1984' to. »
- Joe Otterson
It’s definitely not an alternative fact that Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway’s skill at coining a phrase is matched only by her skill at employing the concept embodied by the phrase. She proved as much tonight during an appearance on “Hardball with Chris Matthews”, when she demonstrated just what “alternative facts” really are. On hand to discuss Presidential Power, Conway was called upon to defend Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban against citizens of several majority-Muslim nations. Conway did so by reminding viewers of an earlier, devastating terror attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky committed by two citizens of one of the countries. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
Everyone has to forge their own path to Hollywood’s highest honors, but “Jackie” screenwriter Noah Oppenheim charted a particularly eccentric course. A Harvard grad, he got his start in media by co-creating “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and producing “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” After a stint supervising the 7am hour of “The Today Show,” Oppenheim ditched television for books, co-authoring a series of secular devotional readers designed to “arouse curiosity” and “refresh knowledge.” And then he pivoted again, adapting screenplays for mega-budget Ya movies like “Allegiant” and “The Maze Runner.”
With that resumé, a piercing and deeply felt story of an American icon at the height of her grief isn’t the obvious next step. Then again, maybe a fraught, complex, and ineffably humanizing portrait of Jackie Kennedy in the immediate aftermath of her husband’s assassination — a portrait designed to liberate the former First Lady from the petrified »
- David Ehrlich
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
Barbra Streisand is standing with Meryl Streep, who used her acceptance speech at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards to criticize Donald Trump for lacking empathy and infamously mocking a disabled reporter in 2015.
A day after Streep delivered her blistering rebuke of the president-elect, Streisand called in to Hardball With Chris Matthews and expressed her solidarity. “I thought that said what she said beautifully,” Streisand remarked.
Regarding Trump’s ridiculing of journalist Serge F. Kovaleski 14 months ago, Streisand added, “I completely agree with Meryl. It was a heartbreaking moment and so beneath the dignity of the presidency, »
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