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NYT Again Maligns Babylon Bee: ‘Traffic[s] in Misinformation’ - Disguised as Comedy

Posted: Oct 18th, 2020 - 7:19 am

Thou shalt not mock the left, certainly not with an election looming.

In Saturday’s New York Times, tech reporter Kevin Roose talked with Times reporter Emma Goldberg about her previous humor-impaired article regarding The Babylon Bee’s brand of satire, which is controversial among the left and the media because unlike The Onion it mocks political figures and ideas other than Donald Trump and the GOP.

Roose’s piece appeared under the hostile but representative headline “How The Babylon Bee, a Right-Wing Satire Site, Capitalizes on Confusion." The paper blurbed Roose's story on Saturday’s front page under the heading “Distortions.” The print headline was no less hostile: “A Right-Wing Satire Site That Sometimes Tricks a Bit Too Well.”

The site recently received renewed interest after Trump forwarded a Babylon Bee piece that referenced the social-media squelched New York Post story on Hunter Biden.

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LINK/URL: NYT Again Maligns Babylon Bee: ‘Traffic[s] in Misinformation’

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