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.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) March 29, 2017
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.
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:
— Scott Whitlock (@ScottJW) March 30, 2017
And it wasn’t long before CNN’s fact-checking became funnier than Spicer’s salad dressing quip.
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— Andrea Silver (@andilnx) March 30, 2017
@ScottJW When a cable network. is failing, what do they have to lose?
— Carole Gilman (@CaroleGilman) March 30, 2017
@ScottJW Saddest part is they probably think it was good analysis and Put Spicer in his place. Aren’t there grown ups anymore?
— Jon Coleman (@faroutmadman) March 30, 2017
— Celtic Crab (@crabbydick) March 30, 2017
@ScottJW bwahahahahaha idiots
— The Big TR (@The_Big_TR) March 30, 2017
And let’s carry the fact-checking to ever greater heights — something CNN missed.
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) March 30, 2017
Finally one person used CNN’s own catchphrase against the cable network.
— Fourechodog (@Kyle_4echodog) March 31, 2017
CNN got “Spiced” and they did it to themselves.
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