Monday, May 20, 2024

Someone’s Already Registered “AlternativeFacts.Com” And It’s Not Kellyanne Conway


It really is a new world.

Shortly after Kellyanne Conway told NBC’s Chuck Todd that Sean Spicer had given “alternative facts” at the first Trump White House press conference, a meme was born.

It’s not just that hashtag-alternativefacts went wild on Twitter. Someone registered the new phrase as a website on I say ‘someone’ because the identity of the owner is hidden. It’s unlikely Ms. Conway could have gotten to her computer that quickly after putting her foot– or both feet– in it, so to speak.

Right now “” redirects to a New York Times article about the whole Conway mess written by Nicholas Fandos.

Also taken: The new owner is Annette Alvarez, a New York talent manager whose firm is called Multi-Ethnic Talent.  She registered the name with GoDaddy shortly after the Conway showdown. According to her website, Alvarez represents actors on shows like “Shades of Blue,” “Bull,” “Elementary,” and “The Magician.”

Alvarez registered a bunch of AlternativeFacts websites on Saturday, as soon as she heard about Todd and Conway. Today she began publishing her own satirical website at the dot-news location.

“My favorite movie ever is All the President’s Men,” Alvarez says. “I read the book twice I loved it so much.” Alvarez, a colorful character who’s from Brooklyn, was a student journalist whose father was a factory worker and numbers runner. Cuban by nationality she told me she was so depressed on Friday she had to go to sleep after the Inauguration. On Saturday she registered the sites. And now she’s off and running.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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