Controversy machine, couch-sitter, and presidential aide-de-camp Kellyanne Conway is back in the fight after addressing the allegations that the Trump campaign was wiretapped, as the president alleged during an early morning tweet storm over a week ago.
And that’s where we get our latest Kellyanne Head-Scratcher. During an interview with The Bergen Record , Conway considered those wiretapping allegations and, during one exchange when the questioner requests phase blank about those allegations, shaped the following contend 😛 TAGEND
Said Conway, “There was an clause the coming week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their telephone, through their television set, any number of different ways, microwaves that turn into cameras, etc. So we know that’s simply a reality of modern life.”
What is she talking about?
Now, most of that is true, as we are aware thanks to last week’s large-hearted WikiLeaks dump. Smart telephones and smart televisions are vulnerable( as the Trump administration should know after their foolhardy behavior at Mar–ALago when aide-de-camps utilized their smart phones’ ignites to read classified reports ).
But microwaves becoming a camera? That’s … not a thing. I have no idea what clause Conway was referencing but it’s probable she’s getting microwave ovens confused with microwave cameras, which, yes, can be used for surveillance intents.
Or she’s referencing this smart toaster oven from June which does connect to WiFi and has a camera inside for watching your food cook in case the glass door of the oven isn’t enough for you.
And this matters because …?
Okay, penalty, she got things confounded and misspoke. It’s hardly the first time. But it’s also significant because she was answering a question about specific allegations made by President Trump against President Obama.
Understandably, people understood her answer as backing Trump’s claim, an affirmation that there were a wide range of ways the Obama administration was listening in to the Trump campaign.
But Conway is already went on to say that angle is totes not true.
2/ 2: have responded to Bergen Record was about surveillance clauses in report& techniques generally , not about campaign. Headline just wrong.
Kellyanne Conway (@ KellyannePolls) March 13, 2017
And she’s been all across television Monday morning, addressing the allegations and claiming she doesn’t have evidence of such tampering, she was just talking about surveillance in general. Communicating to CNN, she even claims that , no, she doesn’t see a microwave can spy on you.
Suggesting nefarious doings and then ambling it back with a significant absence of finesse has become so familiar we are able to as well start calling the move “The Kellyanne Two-Step.”
It’s most evident in her CNN interview when she quips, “I’m not in the number of jobs of having evidence. That’s what investigations are for.”
Kellyanne Conway: Im not in the number of jobs of having evidence … https :// t.co/ Yld6 7PQatC
Bradd Jaffy (@ BraddJaffy) March 13, 2017
Then her chore is apparently floating broad, highly suggestive minds absent-minded any particular evidence and blaming the media when she has to walk it all back. Got it.
She likewise was grilled by George Stephanopoulos on ABC on the same topic and articulated, indignantly, “Of course I don’t have any evidence for those allegations. And that answer got nothing to do with what the president said last week.”
Good Morning America (@ GMA) March 13, 2017
So Conway said that microwaves can spy on us but then said she knows that’s absolutely no truth to the rumors. Why said here today then, and look like your aunt who simply glide headlines on her Facebook feed?
Because it allows to perpetuate conspiracy conjectures in a back-handed “I’m not supposing, but I’m saying” kind of way.
By rattling off the ways someone could spy on you employing surveillance, she’s still embed the idea in the news round no matter if she changes her head or not. It doesn’t build what she articulated any more true, but the chicanery have continued carry a reek that becomes heads away from biggerand more concreteproblems and obfuscates the entire process.
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