Comment on the interview of Kellyanne Conway

Yesterday I heared Kellyanne Conway’s interview. She sayed plus-sincerewise than usual that Spicer’s statement about Trump’s swearing-in ceremony is not a lie but an alternative fact.

After reading these lines you are probably asking yourself what is going on or went wrong with me. Well, you probably think that I am stupid but perhaps these lines predict the English language of the future.

Two month ago Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, began to create new words to transform a serious lie, which was a provable falsehood at the same time, into a harmless “Alternative Fact”. Did she only want to save the president’s image? Or is it the beginning of something bigger? This concept of creating new words displays striking parallels to the “Newspeak” concept from the novel “1984”. The government, or members of it, eliminates words with bad connotations by creating new summarizing and simplifying words. This effected that there are less varied and lass adverse words in the future so that everyone’s opinion and possibility to think autonomous would be restricted. In my opinion there is a strong probability that the Trump-administration wants to choose a similar way.


It´s a fact – A comment on Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts

Kellyanne Conway’s public opinion on 22nd January 2017 about alternative facts being no falsehoods but facts, seems like a comedy sketch. But actually it is no joke. Conway is the current Counselor to the President for Donald Trump and it looks like she wants to support him – Politely expressed – even with speculations and how it could have happend. In other words one could say, she would lie in order to sustain Trumps statements.

But what for did Conway make up an alternative fact?

On Trumps first full day in office (21st January 2017), he visited the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters where he essentially accused the media of showing “an empty field” instead of the real crowd at his inaugural address, while he was convinced that “It looked like a million, a million and a half people,” and that his crowd “went all the way back to the Washington Monument.” Sean Spicer is the White House press secretary and communications director for President Donald Trump. On 21st January 2017 he made disproved claims about the amount of people at Trumps inaugural address: “We know that 420,000 people used the D.C. Metro public transit yesterday, which actually compares to 317,000 that used it for President Obama’s last inaugural.” In reality 783,000 trips were counted on Obama´s inaugural address in 2013 and 571,000 on Trump´s inaugural address in 2017.

Kellyanne Conway tried to simply make up a fact, that would proof her party says the truth, by calling yesterdays statements alternative facts.

Later on Conway argued that there is no method to quantify the amount of human beings and she criticized Todd´s allegedly intention to let the new government look laughable.
On January 29, 2017 she invented an incident called “Bowling Green massacre” to justify the ban for travel and emigration by seven Muslim-majority countries. It turned out she just “misspoke” and had only been referring to the arrest of two Iraqi nationals.

In my mind it is a waste of time to listen to people who are making up facts all the time because you will never know if whatever they say is made up or not, what might lead to the ignorence of the reality. Nevertheless it is important to know what the government does, that is why I do not think one should not listen to them. Not to listen to what they say would be equal to accept what they say.

A democracy as untruthful as its published facts – A comment on Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts

The fears of many critics of Donald Trump were realized on January 22nd, when Kellyanne Conway, Advisor of Donald Trump showed how dangerous the outcome of the election in the US could become. In an interview where she was confronted with the fact, that the press secretary spread lies about the number of people that followed the swear-in ceremony Donald Trump as the new president of the US, she used the euphemism “alternative facts” to describe the untruths given to the press. Continue reading “A democracy as untruthful as its published facts – A comment on Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts”