Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Wolf Blitzer Tells Kellyanne Conway Her Marriage ‘Has Issues’

 

One of Ricochet’s finest has encouraged us to be more concise. No problemo. My title is my article. Almost. I just can’t conform myself instantly to these new disciplines. I need some time to adjust. I’ll try to keep it short, though:

  1. Mark Steyn said, on Tucker’s show tonight, that Kellyanne Conway shoved Wolf Blitzer’s ploy down his throat.
  2. She said that Blitzer had embarrassed himself (about five seconds earlier…I wish I, and other American liberals, were that quick on our feet) by asserting on national TV that she, Kellyanne and her husband had marital problems, but that he didn’t want to talk about these presumed problems on national TV.
  3. Kellyanne brought the obvious contradiction to Blitzer’s attention, leaving him desperately dodging and trying to change the subject. (Wolf’s script presumably read, “Kellyanne is flustered by your personal attack, and starts weeping like any fragile woman would who is attacked by a famous, powerful Man like you, Wolf…”

Like Mark Steyn, I remarked–to the Boat Wife–on what Kellyanne did in real time to Blitzer, and by association to CNN and the establishment propaganda machine, in anatomical terms.

But what Kellyanne did to Wolf Blitzer on national TV, in my own anatomical metaphor, was the mirror image of Mark Steyn’s, in terms of the gastrointestinal tract.

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There are 42 comments.

  1. Western Chauvinist Member

    Good effort, Mark. Good effort.

    • #1
    • November 14, 2019, at 7:57 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  2. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp Post author

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Good effort, Mark. Good effort.

    OK fine. On word count, not up to the new standard.

    But what about content? Brilliant, or just noteworthy? Don’t spare my feelings.

    • #2
    • November 14, 2019, at 8:10 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  3. dnewlander Member

    I saw that while grabbing breakfast at the hotel this morning.

    He never really recovered. Nor did she answer his question. 

    Also, she dodged his attempt to claim that Trump leasing his Washington hotel was a violation of the Emoluments Clause.

    • #3
    • November 14, 2019, at 8:39 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  4. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member

    George Conway is working hard on becoming this impeachment’s Martha Mitchell. 

    • #4
    • November 14, 2019, at 9:18 PM PST
    • 7 likes
  5. EJHill Podcaster

    Did I miss a new directive?

    • #5
    • November 14, 2019, at 9:20 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  6. Sweezle Member

    Kelly Ann owned the entire interview. Wolf was more foolish than usual and she nailed him repeatedly.

    • #6
    • November 14, 2019, at 9:29 PM PST
    • 9 likes
  7. Nohaaj Coolidge

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Did I miss a new directive?

    Obviously.

    • #7
    • November 14, 2019, at 9:31 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  8. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Between Kellyanne’s remarks to Wolf and the Tucker Carlson-Mark Steyn segment, Brian Stelter already has half his segments for “Reliable Sources” set for Sunday.

    • #8
    • November 14, 2019, at 10:01 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  9. The Reticulator Member

    I don’t get it. Maybe somebody could write a summary of what happened. Who, what, where, when, etc.

    • #9
    • November 15, 2019, at 3:26 AM PST
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  10. Vance Richards Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I don’t get it. Maybe somebody could write a summary of what happened. Who, what, where, when, etc.

    • #10
    • November 15, 2019, at 4:46 AM PST
    • 6 likes
  11. Western Chauvinist Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I don’t get it. Maybe somebody could write a summary of what happened. Who, what, where, when, etc.

    Easier to leave a link. Second video works.

    Blitzer said Conway’s husband had a “substantive” criticism as a “legal scholar.” Hahahahaha! All he said was Orange Man Bad. Good lord, they could have rolled tape on CNN in any 30 second segment and heard that! Kellyanne’s great because she just laughs at Blitzer and his whole ridiculous profession. 

     

    • #11
    • November 15, 2019, at 4:53 AM PST
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  12. Western Chauvinist Member

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Good effort, Mark. Good effort.

    OK fine. On word count, not up to the new standard.

    But what about content? Brilliant, or just noteworthy? Don’t spare my feelings.

    Any post that calls me one of Ricochet’s finest has stellar content! Keep up the good work. ;-)

    • #12
    • November 15, 2019, at 4:55 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  13. Stad Thatcher

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    George Conway is working hard on becoming this impeachment’s Martha Mitchell.

    And Kellyanne’s ex . . .

    • #13
    • November 15, 2019, at 6:21 AM PST
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  14. Front Seat Cat Member

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    George Conway is working hard on becoming this impeachment’s Martha Mitchell.

    I don’t think they’re Maitlin and Carville – I don’t know how she does it.

    • #14
    • November 15, 2019, at 7:07 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  15. OldPhil Coolidge

    Poor guy is a a sheep in Wolf’s clothing.

    • #15
    • November 15, 2019, at 7:28 AM PST
    • 9 likes
  16. Vance Richards Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I don’t get it. Maybe somebody could write a summary of what happened. Who, what, where, when, etc.

    Easier to leave a link. Second video works.

    Blitzer said Conway’s husband had a “substantive” criticism as a “legal scholar.” Hahahahaha! All he said was Orange Man Bad. Good lord, they could have rolled tape on CNN in any 30 second segment and heard that! Kellyanne’s great because she just laughs at Blitzer and his whole ridiculous profession.

     

    So, before Kelly Ann Conway joined Trump’s team, how many times did Blitzer quote George Conway?

    • #16
    • November 15, 2019, at 7:41 AM PST
    • 9 likes
  17. Rodin Member

    Bill O’Reilly’s take was that Zucker ordered Blitzer to bring up “marital issues” with Conway. O’Reilly said from his personal experience with Wolf, Blitzer would not have done so without direction. Tucker is similarly brutal with respect to Zucker’s control of and demands to “on air” correspondents. “This is CNN”, indeed.

    • #17
    • November 15, 2019, at 7:48 AM PST
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  18. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    In one of Conrad Black’s books he mentions that Blitzer was the most greedy employee he ever had.

    • #18
    • November 15, 2019, at 8:05 AM PST
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  19. Annefy Member

    The last time I saw a reporter confront KellyAnne about her husband and their marriage, her response was “Who are you? Oprah?”

    • #19
    • November 15, 2019, at 8:12 AM PST
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  20. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Bill O’Reilly’s take was that Zucker ordered Blitzer to bring up “marital issues” with Conway. O’Reilly said from his personal experience with Wolf, Blitzer would not have done so without direction. Tucker is similarly brutal with respect to Zucker’s control of and demands to “on air” correspondents. “This is CNN”, indeed.

    The Project Veritas leak on the dealings going on at CNN indicates Zucker did something similar when Jake Tapper was interviewing Conway, so this would pretty much be par for the course. Zucker seems to hate Conway every bit as much as he hates Trump, probably because he blames her for settling down Trump’s campaign in 2016 and getting him elected.

    • #20
    • November 15, 2019, at 9:15 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  21. Brady Allen Member

    “What did you just say?” Hahahahahaha

    • #21
    • November 15, 2019, at 11:34 AM PST
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  22. Douglas Pratt Member

    Egad. I haven’t seen a performance like that since judging high school debate tournaments.

    That was a brilliant job by Ms. Conway. She de-boned him like a chicken.

    • #22
    • November 15, 2019, at 11:43 AM PST
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  23. Stad Thatcher

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    George Conway is working hard on becoming this impeachment’s Martha Mitchell.

    I don’t think they’re Maitlin and Carville – I don’t know how she does it.

    My guess is she erected a barbed wire fence down the middle of the bed after his first public anti-Trump remark. It’s been there ever since . . .

    • #23
    • November 15, 2019, at 11:45 AM PST
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  24. Annefy Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    George Conway is working hard on becoming this impeachment’s Martha Mitchell.

    I don’t think they’re Maitlin and Carville – I don’t know how she does it.

    I agree. Maitlin and Carville seemed to have at least some mutual respect for each other and the opponent candidate. I always found the Ragin’ Cajun at a minimum, amusing. And certainly as clever as the devil.

    Mr KellyAnne, as far as I can see, is lacking in any positive qualities.

    • #24
    • November 15, 2019, at 1:58 PM PST
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  25. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Annefy (View Comment):

    I agree. Maitlin and Carville seemed to have at least some mutual respect for each other and the opponent candidate. I always found the Ragin’ Cajun at a minimum, amusing. And certainly as clever as the devil.

    Mr KellyAnne, as far as I can see, is lacking in any positive qualities.

    Blitzer’s analogy was incorrect only because Matlin and Carville were both in the same business, each representing opposing candidates and respected in their field. Conway is a lawyer, not a legal scholar, and there isn’t a journalist alive who would seek his opinion were he not married to KellyAnne. I can’t imagine being married to a man who didn’t support what I do and actively worked against me in public for his own self aggrandisement. On the other hand, she comes off as a tough and brittle woman. Maybe they stay together for the sake of the children, but surely they have separate bedrooms?

    • #25
    • November 15, 2019, at 3:10 PM PST
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  26. Stad Thatcher

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    On the other hand, she comes off as a tough and brittle woman.

    Tough? Yes. Brittle? I don’t see it . . .

    • #26
    • November 15, 2019, at 3:12 PM PST
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  27. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp Post author

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I don’t get it. Maybe somebody could write a summary of what happened. Who, what, where, when, etc.

    b concise + give context? ~ can do, complaints to W.Chauv.

    • #27
    • November 15, 2019, at 3:15 PM PST
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  28. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Stad (View Comment):
    Tough? Yes. Brittle? I don’t see it .

    Maybe I used the wrong word. I’ve admired her defense of Trump since the campaign but have noticed a rigidity in her during the last year or so that is unbecoming. Just my opinion.

    • #28
    • November 15, 2019, at 3:21 PM PST
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  29. Rightfromthestart Coolidge

    Wolf Blitzer – minus $4600 on Jeopardy an almost impossible feat that I have never seen equaled. It is permanently affixed to him in my mind.

    • #29
    • November 15, 2019, at 3:47 PM PST
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  30. Sisyphus Member

    Mark Camp: She said that Blitzer had embarrassed himself (about five seconds earlier…I wish I, and other American liberals, were that quick on our feet) by asserting on national TV that she, Kellyanne and her husband had marital problems, but that he didn’t want to talk about these presumed problems on national TV.

    These rubes are so blissfully self unaware that they can announce themselves as patent hypocrites in one sentence such as Blitzer’s here. I like this rhetorical play (“but I would rather not accuse the President | Speaker | Pope publicly of diddling small children because that would be awkward”) for its humorous play, but when the speaker is as clueless as Blitzer it can be awesomely delicious.

    As painful and stupid as it has been, the Trump presidency continues to bring us these little bits of schadenfreude.

    • #30
    • November 16, 2019, at 3:59 AM PST
    • 2 likes