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Media Goes Crazy Over Kellyanne Conway Putting Her Feet on Oval Office Couch

AP
• February 28, 2017 1:19 pm

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White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway finds herself in the middle of a media firestorm because of a picture that was taken of her in the Oval Office on Monday night.

President Donald Trump met with representatives from historically black colleges and universities in the Oval Office, and during the meeting, Conway was pictured kneeling on a couch in the room.

Twitter followed with outrage. People were upset with Conway for putting her feet on the Oval Office furniture.

Kyle Griffin, producer for MSNBC's "Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," thought about the picture for 12 hours.

GQ special correspondent and member of "The Resistance" Keith Olbermann tweeted his outrage at Conway.

The media decided that this was an important news story to cover, focusing on how individuals should conduct themselves in the Oval Office.

Griffin tried to imagine what the outrage would be if anyone from the Obama administration sat on Oval Office furniture like Conway.

He doesn't have to imagine. There are numerous pictures of President Obama himself putting his feet on Oval Office furniture.

The reaction to Obama's lounging was minimal compared to the backlash Conway has received. Obama's actions did not appear to ignite the debate that is now taking place over Oval Office decorum.

A few right-leaning outlets and hosts did report on Obama putting his feet on the Resolute Desk, but many of the publications that are now covering Conway's Oval Office actions did not report on Obama's.

Published under: Kellyanne Conway, Media Bias