The founder of the popular Christian website The Babylon Bee is calling out Snopes for continually writing “hit pieces” about its satirical stories under the guise of “fact-checking” the news.
Adam Ford, a Christian comic artist who sold the Babylon Bee in May 2018 to pursue other projects, posted a series of tweets last week denouncing Snopes’ most recent critique of the Bee.
At issue is a July 22 satire story on the Babylon Bee titled “Georgia Lawmaker Claims Chick-Fil-A Employee Told Her To Go Back To Her Country, Later Clarifies He Actually Said ‘My Pleasure.'”
The satire piece came in response to an actual incident involving Georgia Democrat state Rep. Erica Thomas, who accused a white man at Publix of racially berating her and saying “go back where you came from.”
Later, the individual who verbally attacked Thomas stepped forward, acknowledging the argument but denying that he used the “go back” phrase. A Publix employee who witnessed the incident agreed that the individual did not use the term.
On July 24, Snopes published a fact-check of the Bee’s satire story, stating that the satire site made “an apparent attempt to maximize the online indignation.”
“We’re not sure if fanning the flames of controversy and muddying the details of a news story classify an article as ‘satire,’” read the Snopes entry.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski