Remember back in 2003, when lefties raised a ruckus on how when then-President George W. Bush flew to Iraq to celebrate Thanksgiving with the troops, he walked in carrying a fake turkey? The media was all abuzz with this supposedly all-important hoax.
An article last Sunday about surprises in politics referred incorrectly to the turkey carried by President Bush during his unannounced visit to American troops in Baghdad over Thanksgiving. It was real, not fake.
Note the admission was in a correction. Wonder now how the ol’ Gray Lady (and the rest of the media) will react to some food fakery in the Obama White House. As Michelle Malkin informs us, the Iron Chief’s “revelation about Michelle Obama’s produce is entirely in keeping with Obama Theater”:
The Jan. 3 “Iron Chef America” drew 7.6 million viewers, the highest-rated show in network history. In it, superstar chef Mario Batali teamed with Emeril Lagasse, and Bobby Flay with White House chef Cristeta Comerford to cook five dishes using the secret ingredient: produce from the White House garden.
Except for one thing: As first reported on AOL’s Politics Daily blog, the fruits and vegetables used on the show weren’t from the White House. They were stunt produce. Ringers.
At the beginning of the two-hour special, the chefs were shown picking sweet potatoes, broccoli, fennel and tomatillos from the White House garden. Then the chefs were seen walking into Kitchen Stadium, produce in hand. One problem: The show is filmed in New York City.
For some reason, I don’t think we’ll be hearing as much as by the stunt produce as we heard about the supposedly stunt turkey.