|Kellyanne Conway didn't "misspeak." She created the|
Bowling Green Massacre for a reason, and it's working.
As many of us know, the Bowling Green Massacre is a fictional tragedy, one brought to us by Trump counselor and serial liar Kellyanne Conway.
The evil person here in Conway, not the Trump voters. They might not be all that gullible.
The question the poll asked was this:
"Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: 'The Bowling Green Massacre shows why we need Donald Trump's executive order on immigration?'"
As Huffington Post analyzes the polling question:
"What the question did ask about was whether respondents agreed that a fake event - presented as a factual event - justifies a policy that many Trump supporters already support. Of course, many supporters were going to agree with that stateent, even if they weren't aware that the Bowling Green Massacre was fiction."
As the article notes, people like me pay attention to the news ravenously. I knew the Bowling Green Massacre was fictitious the second Conway mentioned it.
However, not all so-called "low information voters" who think the Bowling Green Massacre happened are so stupid.
They're raising families, trying to hold down numerous jobs to make ends meet. They're caring for sick relatives and wondering where the next rent payment will come from.
They're not sitting there analyzing each bit of news that comes out. They never have time to pay attention to any news. So if somebody tells them the Bowling Green Massacre happened, who are they to argue? They haven't watched tne news.
As the Huffington Post notes, researchers know that if you ask somebody a question about a subject they know little about, they'll be agreeable to your questions and give you answers. They don't want to look dumb, understandably.
"Many will think they should have an answer, and say the first thing that comes to mind. This is why polling on specific policies is difficult - people often haven't given the issue a lot of thought, but whem prompted, they will make up an opinion."
The poll question was also worded in a leading way, so more people might have given the Bowling Green answer than they otherwise would have.
I won't say don't believe the polls. They're useful.
However, don't totally rely on them.
The Nation magazine was prescient back in August, when they questioned polls that suggested Hillary Clinton was almost a sure shot at getting into the White House.
We all know how that ended up.
As The Nation reported, some people lie to pollsters. In the case of the presidential election, some people really liked Donald Trump and were planning to vote for him, but didn't want to admit to a real live person they were going to do so, because Trump was perceived as so offensive and aggravating.
There's no prying eyes in the voting booth, though, so people feel more free to choose who they want while casting ballots.
Conway knows what she's doing. She's quite the skilled flack, except with no morals I can find.
She lies to stir up people. She knows most average people don't have time to parse her words and figure out the truth or fiction within.
So she plants the Bowling Green Massacre. When called on the lie, she said she accidentally misspoke. But again, few people have time to pay attention to those nuances.
Conway created the Bowling Green Massacre to advance Trump's con.
They say truth is stranger than fiction. What's even stranger is people like Conway who create fiction to create a so called alternate version of truth.