Politics

New York Times Loses To Babylon Bee

The leftist mouthpiece backs off.

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It’s a fact of life that leftists and liberals have no sense of humor. Any survey of the pop culture or current SNL will confirm that. But it’s past that. The Left doesn’t want anyone laughing at anything at any time and especially doesn’t want people laughing at them. They know once that begins they start to lose the game, as the basic absurdity of their ideology is unmasked and mocked.

That’s why the victory of the equal opportunity satire of The Babylon Bee is so spiritually satisfying. The Bee, as opposed to the Times’ description, hits both the Left and Right. The Right, actually having a sense of humor, can take it. But the Left, being a collection of crybabies and professional victims, stomps their little feet up and down in anger when they are satirized. Then they lash out. However, in this case they had to take it back and eat crow. Like I said, satisfying.

FNC: “The New York Times issued a correction after initially claiming the satirical website The Babylon Bee ‘trafficked in misinformation,’ and the liberal paper now admits the site simply publishes satire. Fox News first reported earlier this year that Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon was considering legal action after the Times labeled the popular site of peddling fake news ‘under the guise of satire’ and referred to it as a ‘misinformation’ site. Dillon took to Twitter on Monday with an update after the Times emailed his attorney Friday that it would remove the offending language.

The Bee irks liberals on a regular basis with headlines that poke fun at the left, a rarity in the media landscape. Recent headlines published by the Bee include ‘Biden Cuts Hole In Mask So He Can Still Sniff People’s Hair’ and ‘CNN Hires Trump As News Anchor To Recover Lost Viewers.’ ”

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The Times story now reads, “An earlier version of this article referred imprecisely to the Babylon Bee, a right-leaning satirical website, and a controversy regarding the handling of its content by Facebook and the fact-checking site Snopes. While both Facebook and Snopes previously have classified some Babylon Bee articles as misinformation, rather than satire, they have dropped those claims, and the Babylon Bee denies that it has trafficked in misinformation.”

Dillon was happy with the outcome. “This is huge. The NY Times was using misinformation to smear us as being a source of it. That’s not merely ironic; it’s malicious. We pushed back hard and won. Thanks to everyone who voiced and offered their support. We don’t have to take this nonsense lying down. Remember that,” Dillon tweeted. “They’re using misinformation to smear us as being a source of misinformation,” Dillon said. “They are, in fact the ones trafficking in misinformation under the guise of journalism.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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