- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 3, 2016

Businesswoman Carly Fiorina pooh-poohed the media flap over her Rose Bowl tweeting Sunday, telling CNN that the coverage meant “it was a slow news day for the media.”

In Ms. Fiorina’s appearance on “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash devoted a segment to a tweet in which the Republican presidential hopeful, a Stanford graduate, said she was rooting for Iowa in Friday’s football game.

Stanford blasted the Hawkeyes 45-16 and Ms. Bash asked whether the tweet was “pandering” to residents of the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

“Oh, for heaven’s sakes, Dana, can’t a girl ever have a little bit of fun?” an exasperated Ms. Fiorina said.

“That was a tongue-in-cheek tweet, which the people of Iowa … knew that my heart was torn.”

Ms. Fiorina then went on the attack against the media coverage of the issue, especially compared against Democratic lawmakers’ words.

“You would think, based on this reaction, that I had said something really controversial, like, you know, ISIS is a J.V. team, or this demonstration was a result of a video,” she said.

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