Are you KIDDING? CNN fact checks Trump salad dressing joke

From the network that once reported a shooter was armed with an “AR-15 shotgun,” CNN has been trying to gain some notoriety for themselves by fact-checking everything Donald Trump and his cronies say.

As you’d expect from the appropriately nicknamed Clinton News Network, Trump could say the sky is blue, and CNN would run the headline “debate continues to rage over color of sky.” As much as we wish such a claim was hyperbolic, among CNN’s latest fact checking exposés included a joke about salad dressing from Sean Spicer. Really.

As The Blaze reported: At a press conference on Tuesday, Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer said to the media in response to questions about President Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia, “I’ve said it from the day that I got here until whatever that there is no connection. You got Russia. If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”

Obviously nothing but a joke, right? Not from the humorless over at CNN.

Clearly, CNN wasn’t amused by Spicer’s joke; it issued a report discussing the flaws of Spicer’s claim, pointing out, “Russian dressing isn’t Russian.”

“Thing is, Russian dressing isn’t Russian,” wrote Michelle Krupa, who then went on to explain Russian dressing originated 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,” Krupa wrote. “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.’”

“So what’s with the Russian connection?” Krupa wrote. “Some say it’s because Colburn liked to mix in caviar, or perhaps because it sometimes was added to the Russian-inspired Salad Olivier.”

Well, this Michelle Krupa sure sounds like the life of the party.

To her credit, it has been a slow news cycle lately.

[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]


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