Today was a pretty big news day. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation on charges of conspiracy against the United States and money laundering.
Needless to say, this story has been dominating the news cycle... everywhere except Fox News, that is. Sure, the network beloved by Donald Trump mentioned the news of the indictments, but they made sure to make time for another crisis, one they apparently believed deserved as much weight as a conspiracy against the United States: the crisis of the cheeseburger emoji.
The cheeseburger emoji debacle began Saturday morning when Thomas Baekdal tweeted about the placement of the cheese on Google's burger emoji.
I think we need to have a discussion about how Google's burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, w… https://t.co/A6NR5aOjQT— Thomas Baekdal (@Thomas Baekdal)1509208198.0
Obviously, as many pointed out, the cheese belongs on top of the meat of a burger. But the tomato can't be on top, or else it will make the bun all soggy.
@teroterotero :) ... https://t.co/vlDZo9ji2D— Thomas Baekdal (@Thomas Baekdal)1509209330.0
We thought it was all over when the CEO of Google himself, Sundar Pichai, weighed in:
Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag— Sundar Pichai (@Sundar Pichai)1509249983.0
Come Monday morning, there were major things happening in Robert Mueller's investigation. So there's no way major news outlets were going to give airtime to a silly Internet story about an emoji. Right? Wrong.
Fox & Friends is on a commercial break right now, but here is what they were discussing a few minutes ago. https://t.co/gqpgtwx7XH— Marina Fang (@Marina Fang)1509367668.0