It all started innocently enough.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump and, for many Americans, the face and voice of the administration, was making the case for her boss' controversial travel ban to MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Here's what she said:
"I bet it's brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. ... Most people don't know that because it didn't get covered."
The reason the Bowling Green massacre didn't get covered, of course, was because there is no such thing. Bowling Green, Kentucky, has never been home to a terrorist attack.
What Conway was referring to was the arrest of two men in Bowling Green in 2011 on federal terrorism charges after one of the men's fingerprints had been traced to a roadside bomb detonated in Iraq in 2005.