They ended up pulling it down the next day, but you might remember the list of 515 sites “that spread false or misleading information” that was being hosted on the esteemed Poynter Institute’s website. Sure we were ticked (and a little flattered) that Twitchy was on there, but we weren’t happy to know mastermind Barrett Golding used a bunch of sources to compile his blacklist, including Snopes.

Yes, that Snopes … the fact-checking site that fact-checks satirical bits from sites like the Babylon Bee that, say, make Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez look like an idiot but are close enough to make people wonder if they’re true.

Now Snopes is at it again, running interference for a freshman Democrat congresswoman who’s made a reputation for saying outrageous things, some anti-Semitic and some outright ignorant. But guys, seriously, stop fact-checking humor sites.

“A quote needn’t make sense for some people to believe it’s genuine.” You mean like when Joe Biden told a black audience Mitt Romney was “going to put y’all back in chains”? He didn’t really say that, did he? We searched Snopes.com but didn’t find anything.

And the Steele dossier doesn’t have to be real for some people to believe it’s genuine — but go to Snopes.com, run a search for “Steele dossier,” and let us know if you get any search results, because we didn’t.

“The internet’s definitive #factchecking resource” — pretty sure that’s satire too.

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