According to a newsletter emailed by Babylon Bee, the “fact-checking” dweebs at Snopes are now taking steps towards classifying the site as “intentionally misleading” fake news, despite the fact that it is a well-known satire site.
“Last week, Snopes fact-checked us again,” Babylon Bee said. “We’re pretty used to that. But this time, instead of merely rating the article ‘false,’ they questioned whether our work qualifies as satire, and even went so far as to suggest that we were deliberately deceiving our readers. Basically, they treated us as a source of intentionally misleading fake news, rather than as the legitimate, well-known satire publication that we are. This is a big deal.”
Snopes is a bona-fide member of the leftist, politically correct No Fun Club. They’ve been fact-checking satire sites like Babylon Bee and The Onion for some time, despite knowing that those sites are not meant to provide real news. I wrote about it at length in my book Enemies: The Press vs. The American People. One cannot even make fun of leftists anymore without becoming a target of the Enemedia and their subsidiaries, like the pathetic mouth-breathers at Snopes.
Babylon Bee has had a hilarious feud with the “fact-checkers” for some time. They’ve owned Snopes with headlines like “Snopes Rates Babylon Bee World’s Most Accurate News Source” and “Snopes Rolls Out New Opinion Check Feature.”
But denigrating the dorks has apparently caused Snopes to ramp up its opposition against Babylon Bee.
“As you know, fake news—which is distinguished from satire by its intent to mislead—was widely considered a serious issue in the last election cycle,” Babylon Bee said. “As a result, social media networks like Facebook began partnering with fact-checkers to try and limit the distribution of fake news on their platforms. Snopes was one of them. At one point, a piece of ours was rated “false” by Snopes, prompting Facebook to threaten us with limitations and demonetization. We made a stink about this, and after some media attention shed light on the problem, Facebook apologized for their handling of the matter and admitted that satire is not the same as fake news.”
But Babylon Bee is fighting back even harder this time.
“We came out on top last time, but this latest smear from Snopes is both dishonest and disconcerting. We have no choice but to take it very seriously. For better or worse, the media, the public, and social networks all look to Snopes for authoritative answers. By lumping us in with fake news and questioning whether we really qualify as satire, Snopes appears to be actively engaged in an effort to discredit and deplatform us. While we wish it wasn’t necessary, we have retained a law firm to represent us in this matter.”