Kellyanne Conway Suggests Late-Night Comedians Are To Blame For Synagogue Shooting

Kellyanne Conway Suggests Late-Night Comedians Are To Blame For Synagogue Shooting

Less than 48 hours after a horrific mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 dead, Fox & Friends and the White House went right to work to make sure no one could connect their recent rhetoric surrounding the migrant caravan with the radicalized anti-Semitic shooter’s actions.

Instead, the finger was pointed at the most obvious targets — late-night comedians.

Appearing on F&F this morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway argued that Robert Bowers’ actions should be seen through the spectrum of “anti-religiosity” in this country. And that late-night talk show hosts were leading the charge against religion in the public square.

“The anti-religiosity in this country that is somehow in vogue and funny to make fun of anybody of faith to constantly be making fun of people who express religion, the late-night comedians, the unfunny people on TV shows,” Conway said. “It’s always anti-religious.”

The veteran pollster and double-talker also tied in Dylann Roof’s racially-motivated shooting of a black Charleston church into this supposed anti-religion movement being pushed by comedians.

“And, remember, these people were gunned down in their place of worship as were the people in South Carolina several years ago,” she righteously declared. “They were there because they are people of faith and it’s that faith that needs to bring us together. This is no time to be driving god out of the public square.”

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt responded by saying we need God “more than ever” now.

Based on his extensive social media footprint and recent posts, Bowers — a virulent anti-Semite — had become extremely angry over the Central American migrant caravan making its way through Mexico, insisting Jews were funding the caravan of “invaders” to help destroy the country. In recent weeks, Fox News, conservative media and President Donald Trump have focused a ton of negative attention on the caravan, with the president baselessly claiming the caravan was full of “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners.”

Following Conway’s hit, a number of folks took issue with her framing of the tragedy:

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.