Saturday, April 1, 2017
Spicer Fact Checked By CNN On Russian Dressing. Isn't This Becoming Crazy?
How Desperate Is CNN To Bash Trump? This Desperate.
CNN makes no bones about being anti-Trump in every way. The cable news
channel that many know as the Clinton News Network was all about Hillary
throughout the election – and even though Trump trounced her, the network
execs have decided to target the president at every turn.
They've covered non-stories galore while ignoring huge Hillary scandals.
And they absolutely love fact-checking through the use of chyrons, like this
and this and this.
So the other day, when a White House reporter was busy acting unprofessional
and childish, rolling her eyes and shaking her head as Press Secretary
Sean Spicer answered her inane questions, the Trump spokesman dropped
a little joke.
"If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow
that's a Russia connection," Spicer said.
OK, pretty lame for late-night TV, but not bad for Spicer.
Enter CNN. The network actually did a fact check on the joke, and broke a
huge scandal that will no doubt shake the very foundation of power in
"Thing is, Russian dressing isn't Russian," Michelle Krupa wrote. "(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.'"
So what's with the Russian connection? Some say it's because Colburn liked to mix in caviar, or perhaps because it sometimes was added to the Russian-inspired Salad Olivier.
So, the former Secretary of State deleting 30,000 official emails doesn't
interest CNN, but whether Russian dressing is really Russian does.
And they wonder why they're ratings are in the cellar.