By Shawn Rice
Kellyanne Conway attempting to require that NBC champions the Golden State Warriors are to visit the White House in order to meet President Donald Trump is fake news. Rather, a “news/satire hybrid platform” fabricated the angry statement by Conway about the Warriors who have allegedly unanimously voted to skip a visit to the White House.
The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals. What soon followed was news that the newly-crowned NBA champions had unanimously voted to skip the traditional congratulatory trip to the White House. Although this rumor was picked up by a diverse range of outlets, ranging from NBC to Uproxx to Vibe to Raw Story, these reports were all based on a single source: a tweet from CNBC finance reporter Josh Brown.
Now where did this fake news about Conway ordering the Warriors to show up at the White House originate? USPOLN.com published an article reporting that Conway told “WYSP radio” that the Warriors’ decision not to meet with Trump was “a disrespectful act,” and one that carries legal implications. You can read that alleged angry statement below.
One could almost say it’s a rule. As a matter of fact, you know something? I’m just going to go out there and say it: it’s a law. And though I know it’s not really a law, I’m going to make sure to make it one. Because, it’s not about who the president is; the guy’s in there only temporarily. It’s about the structure, the space, the history within it and, ultimately, the honor of being inside a place where so many decisions took place; decisions that shaped the world as we know it. Ugh, I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. I can’t even begin to describe how I felt when I visited it for the first time. The Warriors don’t realize it yet, but they’re looking at this all wrong. That’s exactly why I plan to do everything in my power to make sure Golden State is prohibited from winning the championship, formally speaking, unless they agree to come and celebrate in the White House.
However, the interview is completely fake, according to Snopes. For one thing, the radio station does not exist, and, secondly, Conway has not commented on the matter to any other media outlet. Lastly, USPOLN.com contains the following disclaimer:
USPOLN may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. These Articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Only Kellyanne Conway would be this divinely stupid. Six degrees of separation are all that’s postponing her date… https://t.co/69iXdngvci
— Melinda McCracken (@grameezprgrsive) June 28, 2017
https://t.co/1V6V6GIW0i. Kellyanne Conway a.k.a. Ms. Conartist is delirious with this crap
— Jackie (@jstewi327) June 28, 2017
For their part, the Warriors said in a <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.si.com/nba/2017/06/13/warriors-white-house-visit" target="_blank" Go to the full article.
Source:: Business 2 Community