(INTELLIHUB) — In yet another example of how pathetic the establishment media has become in the age of Trump, CNN actually took the time to “fact check” an obvious joke made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about Russian salad dressing.
That’s right, CNN is keeping the White House honest by actually paying a “journalist” to fact check a joke that was originally made to point out that the mainstream media sees a connection between Trump and Russian around every corner.
CNN’s Michelle Krupa starts off her groundbreaking report by linking to another article on the site that attempted to frame the narrative around the salad dressing joke as one where the White House is desperately trying to deflect legitimate questions when in reality Spicer was trying to show that the mainstream has such an anti-Trump bias that they are willing to do anything to “expose” him.
Krupa then gets to the heart of her extremely important job of fact checking literal jokes by revealing that Russian salad dressing doesn’t actually come from Russia.
“Thing is, Russian dressing isn’t Russian. (Also, it’s really not for salads, but more of a sandwich spread — usually a Reuben.)
The mayo and ketchup concoction — often dressed up with horseradish and spices — was created in Nashua, New Hampshire.
It was grocer James E. Colburn who invented the spread in 1924, according to “New Hampshire Resources, Attractions and Its People, a History,” by Hobart Pillsbury. The Washington Post cites the 1927 text, which says Colburn sold the condiment to “retailers and hotels across the country, earning ‘wealth on which he was enabled to retire.'”
Wow. This is Pulitzer Prize worthy investigative journalism. Sean Spicer lied about where a type of salad dressing comes from! Impeachment hearings. Now!
Amazingly, as Breitbart noted, this isn’t the first time that the establishment media has pretended to fact check something said by the Trump team in jest.
This is not the first literal-minded fact check of Trump or his administration, but it could end up in the hall of fame — along with these winners from Krupa’s peers:
• Both CNN and NBC News called BS in the second presidential debate of 2016 after Trump said that Hillary Clinton “acid washed” her email server — for, instead of literally washing the device with acid, her tech team merely used a program called “BleachBit” to delete the server’s data.
• The Associated Press “fact checked” Trump’s opinion that actress Meryl Streep is overrated.
• In the inverse of this phenomenon, PolitiFact has called two statements from Trump “half true” and “mostly false,” even though the articles concede that the claims and numbers he put forward are accurate.
And the establishment wonders why the vast majority of the American people do not trust the mainstream media?