Stephanopoulos Dumbfounded When Conway Says Media Tried to Help Hillary Win Election

NewsBusters | 1/11/2017 | Staff
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Wednesday’s Good Morning America had anchor George Stephanopoulos struggling to regain control of the interview after Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway called the media out for for their pro-Clinton bias. After repeated attempts to get Conway to answer whether or not Trump accepted that Russia hacked the election, Conway hit back, accusing the media of being the ones who tried to sway the results of the election for Hillary.

For most of the nearly five-minute long interview, Stephanopoulos hammered Conway on the just-released anonymous report claiming Russia had damaging information on Donald Trump. Though many in the media, including ABC, acknowledged that the claims were unsubstantiated, they still ate up the report and spent nearly an hour on the morning shows covering the story. Conway began by blasting ABC for “continuing to cover fake news and uncorroborated, unsubstantiated reports” before bringing up who else was to blame for trying to influence the election.

STEPHANOPOULOS - Trump - Conclusion - Russia

STEPHANOPOULOS: But does President-elect Trump accept the conclusion Russia was behind this.

CONWAY: He accepts the conclusion people are hacking all the time.

STEPHANOPOULOS - Russia

STEPHANOPOULOS: But Russia was behind it.

CONWAY: Russia was unsuccessful in their attempt. I think it was also called they aspired and they attempted to influence our democracy and they failed and I'll tell you what. A lot of people in the mainstream media, maybe not here, but a...
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