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Sean Spicer reads The Onion, but maybe not too closely

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We all had some fun laughing at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s inexplicable crusade against Dippin’ Dots last week, and now he’s already doing another weird thing on Twitter. Earlier today, the official Twitter account for The Onion—our sister site and America’s finest news source—posted a video titled “5 Things To Know About Sean Spicer.” The tweet mentions that his role is “to provide the American public with robust and clearly articulated misinformation,” which is the sort of subtle Onion joke that isn’t so much “funny” as it is “definitely true.”


However, it turns out that the joke was even more accurate than you’d think. The tweet tagged Spicer’s account, and rather than ignoring the dig at the Trump administration’s already well-established fondness for obscuring reality, he responded by saying “you nailed it.”

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So, either Spicer didn’t read the tweet closely enough and thought it said “clearly articulated information,” he’s joining in on the fun by joking around that his job is about lying to the country, or he really believes that his job is to present the American public with “robust and clearly articulated misinformation.” In other words, that means he made a dumb mistake, that he has no respect for the people of America and would joke about lying, or that he actually doesn’t care about America at all and has openly admitted to lying. None of those are really “good” options, though, so it’s tough to say which of them is the least horrifying.

Either way, it’s nice to see The Onion get a shoutout!

[via NYMag]

[Note: The Onion, like The A.V. Club, is owned by Univision Communications.]


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