The Babylon Bee is a satire site that has poked fun at conservatives and evangelicals over the years, but the New York Times isn’t laughing about the Bee’s regular use of ironic humor to illuminate the ideas and policies of the political left.
The Times published a story on the inability of Facebook’s “fake news” algorithms to distinguish satire from regular news stories, noted the Media Research Center’s Newsbuster’s site.
The Times headline, “For Political Cartoonists, the Irony Was That Facebook Didn’t Recognize Irony,” indicated the paper finally was defending the Bee after “ham-handed censorship” by Facebook, Newsbusters said. . .
But Times technology reporter Mike Isaac, Newsbusters said, “uncorked another Times attack on the satire site, again ludicrously attacking it as ‘misinformation,’ an angle the paper would never consider with the leftist satire of The Onion.”
The Times said: “The Babylon Bee, a right-leaning site, sometimes trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire.” (Read more from “‘Fake News’ N.Y. Times: Satire Site Babylon Bee ‘Trafficked In Misinformation'” HERE)