H/T Joe LaVeque
In a White House press briefing on March 28, Sean Spicer was asked yet again about the connection between Russia and President Trump, a baseless allegation Trumped up (pun intended) by the mainstream media to hang the fairy tale of a scandal around the President’s neck.
Except it ain’t working. I know of no one witnessing this pitiful charade who doesn’t see it for what it is, a poor attempt by dishonest media hacks to create a scandal out of thin air. Spicer responded to the stupid question thusly….
“I said it from the day that I got here until whatever that there is no connection. YOU’VE got Russia! If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection….” Hey, that’s really funny, Sean. Where did you get that?
From Powdered Wig, March 21, 2017…. “The liberal Democrat weenies and the mainstream media (pardon my redundancy) are working so very hard to build something from nothing, continuing to fabricate a Trump/Russia collusion story for which there is ZERO evidence. UPDATE: President Trump had Russian dressing on his salad last night. The obvious collusion is getting deeper!”
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 28, 2017
Russian dressing joke from Sean Spicer. Lettuce pray for him.
— Ivan the K™ (@IvanTheK) March 28, 2017
Everyone knows Russian dressing goes on Reubens, not salad. What kind of cover-up is Spicer trying to pull?
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) March 28, 2017
(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That’s right, CNN is keeping the White House honest by actually paying a “journalist” to fact check a joke that was originally made to point out that the mainstream media sees a connection between Trump and Russian around every corner.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!