Conway went on to complain that last week, she went on three Sunday news shows to discuss Trump's policy proposals, but the only thing that got reported was her now-infamous statement about "alternative facts," and "not the fact that I ripped a new one to some of those hosts for not covering the facts that matter."
"Who’s cleaning house?" Conway said. "Which one is going to be the first one to get rid of these people that said things that just aren’t true?
By that criterion, she should be the first to go. And "the facts that matter" -- that would be your "alternative facts," right?
It's an interesting strategy -- pretend that you actually have the standing to demand that the press cater to your bullshit, demand firings of journalists who show signs of independence, discredit the press at every opportunity.
Hey, it worked for Franco, Peron, Mussolini, Hitler, and every tin-pot strong man on the African continent.
Her boss, of course, is weighing in on this as well, specifically targeting the New York Times:
Somebody with aptitude and conviction should buy the FAKE NEWS and failing @nytimes and either run it correctly or let it fold with dignity!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2017
Click through to see the responses on Twitter. They're not positive. (And do note that since The Hairpiece started his anti-NYT campaign, subscriptions are up.)
This says what needs to be said:
Attacks on legitimate media that holds power to account is a routine precursor to the rise of authoritarianism. https://t.co/vGDqlNfjuy— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) January 29, 2017
The sad part is that the American press has set itself up for this. "As ye sow. . . ."
Update: On to Phase Two: siccing the Secret Service on the journalists.