#BowlingGreenMassacre is Trump spokesliar Kellyanne Conway's latest 'alternative fact'

On the MSNBC show Hardball with Chris Matthews Thursday night, Donald Trump spokesliar Kellyanne Conway went on a weird tangent about a "massacre" she blamed on Muslims, as she defended the so-called President's racist Muslim Ban.

"I bet it's brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre," Conway said during an exchange on the program.

"Most people don't know that because it didn't get covered," she snipped.

The Bowling Green Massacre "didn't get covered" because it never happened.

From Daily Beast:

What Conway was likely referring to was an incident in 2011 in which two Iraqi nationals were indicted for allegedly having ties to IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq.
According to a 2013 release from the Department of Justice pertaining to their sentencing for terrorist activities, "Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 25, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to life in federal prison, and Waad Ramadan Alwan, 31, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison." The two men lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky and according to the release "admitted using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against U.S. soldiers in Iraq and who attempted to send weapons and money to Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) for the purpose of killing U.S. soldiers."

There is no information about the men having committed violent offenses in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Conway's reference to a "ban" from Obama likely alludes to a review of vetting procedures for individuals coming from Iraq which did occur in 2011 as a result of the Bowling Green arrests.

Sounds like there's a lot of fear and loathing inside the Trump camp.

In The Week, a related profile of Kellyanne Conway, described as a "master of the art of message-muddying."

Here's the thing: You're-so-meaning and Ice-queening in this way doesn't work nearly so well when you're actually in power. Neither does portraying yourself as the fragile injured party. Conway's strategies and microarguments worked as long as she was the embattled underdog. Now she's not. And she's flailing.