No Laughing! Stung by the Babylon Bee, the Left Goes Cray-zee
‚ÄúRidicule is man‚Äôs most potent weapon,‚ÄĚ wrote socialist Saul ‚Äúthe Red‚ÄĚ Alinsky in his book Rules for Radicals. It ‚Äúinfuriates the opposition.‚ÄĚ His fellow leftists are certainly proving this true, too. Having a ‚ÄúBabylon Bee in their bonnets,‚ÄĚ they‚Äôre attacking the satirical site because, apparently, they only like fake news when it‚Äôs masquerading as the real thing.
Implying that there‚Äôs one bee die-off they‚Äôd like to see, the New York Times warned in 2019, ‚ÄúThe line between misinformation and satire can be thin, and real consequences can result when it is crossed. On social media, parody can be misconstrued or misrepresented as it moves further and further from its source. And humor has been weaponized to help spread falsehoods online.‚ÄĚ
This is the same Times whose Walter Duranty reported in the 1930s that all was hunky-dory in the Stalinist USSR when, in reality, millions of peasants were being...
Norman Thomas, 6 time Socialist Party presidential candidate and what he said about the Democratic Party in 1944.
‚ÄúThe American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‚Äėliberalism,‚Äô they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened‚Ä¶. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."
Socialist Democrat Party is what the wacko left should be calling themselves today. They ain't your granddaddy's Democratic Party any more.
According to Wikipedia, ‚ÄúFact-checking is the act of checking factual information in non-fictional text in order to determine the veracity and correctness of the factual statements in the text.‚ÄĚ Therefore, it is impossible to ‚Äúfact-check‚ÄĚ the Babylon Bee because the Bee doesn‚Äôt qualify as non-fiction. The same can be said for Jim‚Äôs posts on Sermon Audio.
Every time I see the newamerican, I should put this up, about one of the 20th century American demagogues. I watched the whole thing and I forgot to mention it‚Ěó
https://tinyurl.com/yzqf86co (McCarthy - - Power Feeds on Fear) See the video. ūüĎć
history.com Editors wrote: .... The John Birch Society, initially founded with only 11 members, had by the early 1960s grown to a membership of nearly 100,000 Americans and received annual private contributions of several million dollars. The society revived the spirit of McCarthyism, claiming in unsubstantiated accusations that a vast communist conspiracy existed within the U.S. government. Among others, the organization implicated President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. However, after the debacle of Senator Joseph McCarthy‚Äôs public hearings in the early 1950s, America became more wary of radical anti-communism, and few of the society‚Äôs sensational charges were taken seriously by mainstream American society. The John Birch Society remains active today, and its members seek ‚Äúto expose a semi-secret international cabal whose members sit in the highest places of influence and power worldwide.‚ÄĚ
Too bad the article about to be in the New York times wasn't written better. But at least the end was clear enough.
Niraj Chokshi wrote: The Babylon Bee says Snopes went too far in fact-checking a satirical story. Snopes had suggested the Bee twisted its joke to deceive readers. .... In the Fox News appearance, Mr. Dillon, the Bee chief executive, seemed to acknowledge that.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs people who aren‚Äôt familiar with us who are seeing our stuff,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúSo if they want to fact-check it, fine. You can rate it false, you can rate it satire, ideally, and just say ‚ÄėHey, this came from the Bee, it‚Äôs obviously satire, they‚Äôre a well-known satire publication.‚Äô That would be as far as it needs to go.‚ÄĚ
excerpt from,"Satire or Deceit? Christian Humor Site Feuds With Snopes"
Another New York Times article that should be of interest:
https://tinyurl.com/ttxbw63 (How We Fact-Check in an Age of Misinformation)
The John Birch society's UnAmerican has a strange interest and what the New York times said in the 1930s though admittedly they sound like Joe McCarthy ever since their founding. ūüĎé
its so ironical the left complains about Babyloon bee , considering its their mindset and agenda the ones that are getting more ludacris and closer to the ridiculousness of the satirical news of BB not the other way around