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2019-07-31 -Land of the Free
No Joke: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over "Fact Checks"
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-31 06:19|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6467 views ]  Top

#1 ...in which they questioned whether poking fun at Georgia state representative Erica Thomas could be considered "satire."

I'm so old I remember when people made fun of both political parties. Snopes et. al. have made that a one way street. Good on the Bee for fighting back.
Posted by Raj 2019-07-31 07:10||   2019-07-31 07:10|| Front Page Top

#2 Snopes lost all credibilities a long time ago. I don't pay attention to Snopes anymore, haven't for years now.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-07-31 07:31||   2019-07-31 07:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Snopes writer Dan Evon wrote, "... the entertainment website Babylon Bee."

So they are not confusing the Bee with (what they consider to be) a real news site. Will Snopes be fact-checking other 'entertainment' sites, like - say - People magazine?
Posted by Bobby 2019-07-31 08:28||   2019-07-31 08:28|| Front Page Top

#4 The left shall not be mocked by stinging satire.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-31 08:33||   2019-07-31 08:33|| Front Page Top

#5 sic their very real and non-humorous attorneys against

I like that.☺
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-31 08:43||   2019-07-31 08:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Snopes has become worthless.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-07-31 09:42||   2019-07-31 09:42|| Front Page Top

#7 Snopes has always been little more than a propaganda machine. The fact that Facebook is using them to prop up each other's propaganda is proof enough.

Hit back twice as hard, BB.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-07-31 10:15||   2019-07-31 10:15|| Front Page Top

#8 What do you mean become? They've always been a shill for the left
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2019-07-31 10:17||   2019-07-31 10:17|| Front Page Top

#9 Snopes is fine for real urban legends like whether or not pirate-hunting cruises are being organized off the coast of Somalia, or most of the silly things your Aunt Suzy used to send in mass emails and now sends in mass private Facebook messages. It’s just that, like Wikipedia, on political questions they’ve allowed themselves to become politicized.

Here’s hoping the Babylon Bee’s lawsuit is effective.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-31 12:12||   2019-07-31 12:12|| Front Page Top

#10 TW, Snopes reported falsely on the taharrush mass molestation incident in Cologne, and related attacks on girls, organized by muslim youth via internet on new year's eve some years back. Their original post was scornful and made fun of the report.

Snopes said then that it was a hoax and someone had linked a few unrelated incidents to present 'refugees in a bad light'. There was an uproar on social media and news agencies too got on the case, Snopes had to change it to more ambiguous wording, but they still claim there was no such action.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-31 13:08||   2019-07-31 13:08|| Front Page Top

#11 Snopes has declared war on the Babylon Bee. They have chosen poorly. The Babylon Bee is not only fighting Snopes in court, their satire is absolutely skewering Snopes.

Two websites enter. Only one will leave. This should be fun.


Posted by The peanut gallery 2019-07-31 20:38||   2019-07-31 20:38|| Front Page Top

#12 Snopes reported falsely on the taharrush mass molestation incident in Cologne,

Dron64066, I don’t check Snopes for such things — I was involved in real time in collecting the articles on the subject now in Rantburg’s archive. But they rely on news reports for contemporaneous things; at the time the German press, police, and politicians loudly pooh-poohed the reports until the flood of witnesses became overwhelming, at which point they backtracked as slowly and minimally as they thought they could get away with, until finally they confessed most of it. So I don’t blame the Snopes team for getting that really wrong.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-31 22:29||   2019-07-31 22:29|| Front Page Top

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