Kellyanne Conway: 'Just Because Somebody Says Something Doesn't Make It True'

"You can turn on the TV - more than you can read in the paper because I assume editors are still doing their jobs in most places - and people literally say things that just aren't true", Conway said, drawing laughter from the crowd. And this beat, I would argue, is sort of largely owned by Maggie Haberman.

'I'm not elected to anything, ' Conway demurred.

CONWAY: You're saying that's what it's meant to be?

"I'm not the darkness", Conway said before muttering a reference to the "Walking on Sunshine" soundtrack from the "SNL" sketch parodying her day off.

"His view of her is he doesn't like her", Isikoff responded.

A moderator told Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway that 'you are the darkness, ' pointing to the Washington Post's new slogan. She went on to offer advice she's given to children: "Just because somebody says something, doesn't make it true". He's the president of the United States and he obviously respects her because he gave her an interview last week.

Conway: She's one of two journalists he called right after the health-care bill [inaudible].

At another moment, she said she didn't think media bias was the problem - because Americans could potentially sniff that out - but rather 'incomplete coverage'.

"Well, because he's told me", Isikoff said.

'It certainly undercuts the ongoing premise that he's not giving access to the press, he's not fair to the press, ' Conway said. "I think it is inappropriate to say who the president does or does not like, respectfully". Examining the broad sweep of coverage, it's clear that the Times does the White House as a team project.

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