Throughout history, there have been a plethora of famous investigations conducted by some of the nation's crack investigators of their time.
- The case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted and ultimately executed for conspiring to pass U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviets
- The five-year-long case of Eric Rudolph, who was convicted of planting bombs in Atlanta and Birmingham that resulted in the deaths of four people
- The team of Washington Post investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who, along with help from “Deep Throat” blew Watergate wide-open, leading to the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon
The list goes on.
Now, it's been revealed that a crack team of investigative journalists, working for The Washingtonian — at least some of them presumably undercover — has uncovered — dare I say, unraveled — a bombshell that rivals any of the famous cases in the annals of investigative journalism.
Washington Examiner's T. Becket Adams picks up this breaking story from here:
Yes, in what surely will be a Pulitzer Prize contender, these journalists blew the “Spicer Gum Case” wide open. Under the headline, “Some Disgusting Facts About Sean Spicer’s Disgusting Gum Habit,” they wrote, in part:
The most disturbing thing about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has nothing to do with “alternative facts.”
What’s truly chilling is his daily intake of chewing gum. The Trump administration spokesman claims to chew—and swallow!—two and a half packs of Orbit cinnamon gum by noon every day.
“I talked to my doctor about it, he said it’s no problem,” Spicer told the [Washington] Post.
While the “reporters” were concerned about the potential for Spicer to suffer from “flatulence and diarrhea” — they linked to a WebMD page to bolster their case — they were mostly concerned with the impact the now-revealed habit might have on his finances.
- Packs per year: 912.5
- Pieces of gum per year: 12,775
- Pieces of gum per four-year presidential term: 51,100
- Calories ingested from gum annually: 63,875
- Cost per year (individual packs at CVS): $1,359.63
How good are these people? This good: they even checked out Amazon for “bulk-purchasing” of Spicer's gum: $574.88.
Finally, under a graph that was included to illustrate the future value of Spicer's gum money if he instead invested it, they recommended a Roth IRA.
A disclaimer was included, recommending that individuals speak with an investment adviser before investing “your own gum money.”