Conway decided to shoot back at her media critics on Friday morning by sending out a series of tweets that defended the basic premise of her argument, while also acknowledging that there was never a terrorist attack in Bowling Green.
"On Hardballan old ABC News report, I meant to say 'Bowling Green terrorists,'" Conway said, before linking to about an FBI investigation into refugees living in Bowling Green who were suspected of having terrorist ties.
On @hardball @NBCNews @MSNBC I meant to say "Bowling Green terrorists" as reported here: https://t.co/nB5SwIEoYI— Kellyanne Conway (@Kellyanne Conway) 1486127681.0
The FBI in 2013 decided to investigate whether "dozens" of terrorists had inadvertently been let into the United States while posing as Iraqi refugees. The FBI began the investigation after it was revealed that two Iraqi refugees in Bowling Green were caught sending money to fund al Qaeda in Iraq to use in the terrorist group's fight against the American military.
As Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale points out, however, the FBI investigation didn't turn up any additional terrorists posing as refugees, despite fears that several more had been mistakenly let into the country.
Nonetheless, Conway decided that this vindicated her, and she called out a reporter on The Today Show who criticized her for falsely describing the incident as a "massacre."
NBC reporter texted me at 632am re:a diff story; never asked what I meant on @Hardball b4 slamming me on @TODAYshow Not cool,not journalism— Kellyanne Conway (@Kellyanne Conway) 1486129485.0
She then went on to praise herself for showing "class" and "grace" in dealing with reporters who make mistakes, whereas most reporters publicly mock her when she makes mistakes.
1/2: Honest mistakes abound. Last night, prominent editor of liberal site apologized for almost running a story re: tweet from fake account— Kellyanne Conway (@Kellyanne Conway) 1486129702.0
2/2: yet won't name him, attack him, get the base 2 descend upon him. Same with MLKJr bust fake story. It's called class, grace, deep breath— Kellyanne Conway (@Kellyanne Conway) 1486129796.0