In this episode, we dive deep into the Kellyanne Conway interview. Kellyanne was a GOP darling on the Sunday morning talk shows during the 2016 election. However, after some flubs earlier this year, she took a break from Sunday talk. This week, Kellyanne was back—on ABC’s This Week. Moderator George Stephanopolous pushed back on her cool and confident answers. This interview had sass, pivots, strong follow up questions, and awkward pauses that stretched for days. The pauses were so long, we measured it. Most of Kellyanne’s responses come a little more than a second and a half after George’s questions because she was filmed by satellite. But after some of George’s toughest questions— that silence stretched to nearly 3 seconds. It may not sound like a lot, but when you hear it—and hear it from Kellyanne no less—it’s shocking.
Also in this episode, we look at party dynamics. There is infighting and tension within both political parties. We critique how those conversations are going and analyze the Sunday morning guests at the forefront of these shifting political dynamics.
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