Seriously? Insecure CNN took time to fact check Sean Spicer’s quip about Russian salad dressing

CNN has no sense of humor.

When White House press secretary Sean Spicer cracked a joke about Russian salad dressing, the folks at CNN must have taken it personally and felt duty-bound to fact-check it.

Clip via Fox Business Network Twitter feed

“If the president puts Russian dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection,” he said, making a point that news media have lately become obsessed with a Trump-Russian connection.

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Humor is a valuable tool when illustrating a point — unless your name is CNN. In that event you fact-check it. In this case, CNN smugly reported that Russian dressing isn’t actually Russian at all. Scott Whitlock, associate editor for The Media Research Center reported:

And it wasn’t long before CNN’s fact-checking became funnier than Spicer’s salad dressing quip.

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And let’s carry the fact-checking to ever greater heights — something CNN missed.

Finally one person used CNN’s own catchphrase against the cable network.

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CNN got “Spiced” and they did it to themselves.


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