Sarah Huckabee Sanders Spanks the Media for Russian Spy Hoopla
Not only do red-haired people lack souls, they may also be Russian spies. Because yesterday a journalist on Twitter mistook a White House staffer for a supposed Russian spy, Maria Butina. Here's the most famous example of the misunderstanding, in a now deleted tweet:
Simply because she had red hair. Had she "hand-me-down robes" she would've been mistaken for a Weasely. Had she been in love with the shape of you, Ed Sheeran. Well, this case of mistaken ginger identity led Sarah Huckabee Sanders to this delicious media lecture:
"We’re looking at that," press secretary Sarah Sanders says when asked about the case of Maria Butina, the woman ch… https://t.co/3yFi4dLRJU— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics) 1531940124.0
It's a rough go when you're a ginger. I wouldn't know personally, but I'm blonde. So I do have all the blonde jokes. But the crazy over-reactions to a photo of a Russian spy that was never a Russian spy speaks directly to the fake news proliferation of mainstream media. So many bananas. So few facts.
Why confirm a photo when you can just tweet it first and get the narrative rolling that Trump met with a red-haired femme fatale? Facts, schmacks.
Good luck with the fake news monicker, guys.