Slate would never use a click-bait headline, right? Riiiight. Slate joins the pile of garbage that is the left leaning media, with it’s Outrageous headline about Kellyanne Conway’s speech to Politico’s “Women In Power” lunch.
— Slate (@Slate) December 8, 2016
Slate points to this passage in Ms. Conway’s speech:
“I do politely mention to them the question isn’t would you take the job, the male sitting across from me who’s going to take a big job in the White House. The question is would you want your wife to,” Conway said, describing conversations she’s had with male colleagues. “Would you want the mother of your children to? You really see their entire visage change. It’s like, oh, no, they wouldn’t want their wife to take that job.”
Slate took this to mean that Kellyanne Conway didn’t think Mothers belonged in the White House, or at least that’s what the headline said. Not so fast says CNN’s Jake Tapper….
2 women I know who attended this event say this headline/piece are ridiculous and false and say it totally twists what Conway said. fwiw https://t.co/XwszKdabRG
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 8, 2016
You know it’s bad whenever even Judd Legum from Think Progress agrees that Slate went too far.
just reading the transcript I agree. doesn't seemed to be backed up by her words. TBH not sure what she was saying. But not that
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 8, 2016
There is nothing in this passage or in the full text of the speech that indicated that Kellyanne Conway ever said women nor mothers “shouldn’t work in the White House”, that just how Slate twisted her words to make the headline. Even their own story is weak on supporting their thesis.
It’s pretty clear that Ms. Conway was merely pointing out the real life questions that any woman would face if offered a position within the White House. Or any position of power really.
Don’t expect Slate to issue an apology or correct the record anytime soon. Though they should. Not to Kellyanne Conway, but to their readers. They’ve mislead them for years, with the tone of their coverage. So much so that even Saturday Night Live called Slate out by name, more than once.