By Brian Stelter
February 6, 2017
Kellyanne Conway said she misspoke "one word" on MSNBC's "Hardball" last week. But it turns out that she had mentioned the made-up "Bowling Green massacre" at least once before.
Cosmopolitan's Kristen Mascia reported Monday that Conway brought up the "masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre" in a January 29 telephone interview. Cosmo didn't print the quote at the time.
Conway, a senior advisor to President Trump, said the same thing on "Hardball with Chris Matthews" four days later. After the interview aired, the "massacre" claim was widely derided. A handful of New Yorkers and hundreds of people in Bowling Green even held fake vigils to remember non-existent victims.