Should Kellyanne Conway be banned from TV?

Should Kellyanne Conway be banned from TV?

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Kellyanne Conway's critics say TV networks should stop booking her for on-air appearances because she peddles falsehoods and only leaves viewers more confused. She's made up terror attacks and coined the term "alternative facts." Conway's supporters say she's simply doing her job and doing it really well. She's selling Trump's plan to America and is communicating the message he wants to get out. If it's not her saying those things, it'll be someone else. What do you think?

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Conway has increasingly come under fire for her blatant lies on-air. Conway's critics say having her on television only makes the audience more confused about the truth. She's fabricated terror attacks. She's given a shout out to Ivanka Trump's clothing line. She lies a lot. For that and all of the above, Conway has been effectively been blacklisted from CNN and MSNBC, and her critics are clamoring for more TV networks to ban her. 

“At best, Conway is low-hanging spinning fruit, sugary but empty. At worst she's an apparatchik or, as Carl Bernstein puts it, ‘a propaganda minister.’ Neither is good for the republic,” added the anchor, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “That's why I've chosen not to have her on.”

Her supporters (and even some of her critics) say Conway is doing her job and doing it well. Her job is to be the president's surrogate and communicate his message to the American people. She's doing exactly that. Banning her does not stop the misinformation or messaging from the White House, it just shifts it to another person. 

Here’s a news flash for the news industry: Birds are gonna fly, fish are gonna swim, and politicians are gonna lie. The assumption that Conway is uniquely dishonest strikes me as not only preposterous but irrelevant. If she’s that dishonest, a good interviewer will make that clear to the viewer. Personally, I think Jake Tapper is more than capable of holding anyone’s feet to the fire.

The arrogance is remarkable. The Fourth Estate priesthood thinks viewers can’t see through Conway’s spin, so they must be protected from it. It’s a compliment to Conway and her skills, and an admission of incompetence by the press.

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