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HERE’S WHY LIBERALS FEAR THE BABYLON BEE
« on: August 06, 2019, 05:26:09 PM »
HERE’S WHY LIBERALS FEAR THE BABYLON BEE

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"Saturday Night Live” rarely mocks Democrats.

That’s obvious in the Age of Trump, but it also held true during President Barack Obama’s two terms in office. “SNL” player Jay Pharoah said the show “gave up on the Obama thing.” The few times the show mocked Obama’s policies the media took notice.

Guess what happened next?

Both CNN and The Washington Post fact-checked skits that dinged Team Obama. The latter, which declares “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” later defended the out-of-left-field fact check.

Has any anti-Trump sketch faced a similar examination?

Progressives take their partisan comedy seriously. It helps that they have a stranglehold on the comedy landscape. When David Spade announced he wouldn’t attack President Donald Trump it made headlines.

Which brings us to The Babylon Bee.

... the Bee serves up Christian satire with a heaping helping of political humor. Yes, the site often pokes fun at President Trump.

That’s what any respectable humor outlet would do, no matter who’s in the Oval Office. It’s also what comedians did prior to Obama’s election.

What the Bee produces that few, if any, comedy institutions attempt are stories that tweak the Left, often sans mercy. ...
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Snopes also obsesses over The Babylon Bee, a site which wears its satirical grin on its face, er, masthead.

Snopes rigorously fact checks Bee stories over and again that are obviously false, funny and targeting progressive stars like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Bee stories skewering conservative figures? Snopes.com leaves them unchecked.
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Social media giants like Facebook often rely on Snopes.com to fact check stories posted by users. If a news outlet runs afoul of Mark Zuckerberg’s digital baby, it could drastically decrease the site’s social media clout, not to mention its traffic.
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Consider it a creative way to deplatform another right-of-center voice. We’ve heard that song before, and it’s getting uglier.

In positive news, The Babylon Bee is fighting back.

Evidently Libs & Progs still have not accepted the loss of their information-monopoly that started with Rush and was accellerated by the Internet. They're still trying to stuff the info-genie back into a bottle they can control.
Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving. - David Burge, Iowahawkblog

Think of the Press as Democratic Operatives with Bylines and it All Makes Sense - Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit blog

Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn't know because they might reflect badly on Democrats. - Jim Treacher


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