Conway Becomes First Woman to Run GOP Presidential Campaign; Nets YawnIt's just like the networks not to acknowledge this feminist milestone, merely because it involves Republicans! Typical liberal media!
Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday became the first female to ever run a Republican general election presidential campaign. But the networks did not excitedly tout this as progress, instead they glossed over this point. On ABC’s Good Morning America, reporter Tom Llamas blandly explained, “Overnight, Donald Trump shaking up his campaign promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.”
On NBC’s Today, Savannah Guthrie began, “with less than three months until election day, Donald Trump's campaign undergoing a major staff shake-up this morning.” Hallie Jackson then echoed, “Kellyanne Conway, who’s already been a senior adviser, will now become campaign manager.”
Over on CBS This Morning, fellow pollster Frank Luntz had some nice words for Conway, but didn’t notice her nature as the first female Republican to helm such a campaign....
Except, um, it's not exactly a milestone. First of all, it's not clear whether Conway is actually running the Trump campaign. Yes, she's Trump's new campaign manager -- but Steve Bannon is the new campaign CEO, while Paul Manafort is still the campaign chairman. Isn't Bannon actually in charge?
And even if we're going to credit Conway with being the first female campaign manager for a Republican general election candidate, that's nothing to boast about -- Democrats achieved that milestone 28 years ago, in 1988, when Mike Dukakis's campaign was run by Susan Estrich (yes, the lawyer who's now defending Roger Ailes in a sexual harassment suit). Estrich was the first of three women who've run general election campaigns for the Democrats: Donna Brazile ran Al Gore's campaign in 2000 and Mary Beth Cahill ran John Kerry's campaign in 2004.
So NewsBusters -- seconded by both FoxNews.com and Fox Nation -- is attacking the mainstream media for overlooking a feminist milestone the GOP reached more than a generation after the Democrats reached it. Damn liberals!