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.
— snopes.com (@snopes) April 16, 2019
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.
"If Israel is so innocent, then why do they insist on being Jews?" https://t.co/zr9a3Kklps
— snopes.com (@snopes) May 9, 2019
“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.
You fact checked the Babylon Bee again? Good Lord.
— Mike (@BurghFinsFan) May 9, 2019
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) May 9, 2019
Snopes staff need lessons on what "parody" and "satire" mean.
— El Bearsidente 江戸羆? (@Edohiguma) May 9, 2019
you guys need to really upgrade your editorial process
— ProfessorDoom (@doom_professor) May 9, 2019
How many times have you "fact checked" The Onion?
— Gary Collard (@LakerGMC) May 9, 2019
This shit is insidious
— Natalie ? Kent (@iflythecircus) May 9, 2019
Snopes fact-checking parody sites like @TheBabylonBee? Yeah, sure is. I guess the Onion was getting too much attention.
— Just Pelé ?? (@Just_Pele) May 9, 2019
My soul dies a little when Snopes freaking fact checks Babylon Bee.
— Abradax (@OmegaGatzby) May 9, 2019
Dems are now so far beyond parody that Snopes has to fact check them and Twitter has to ban them because people can’t tell the difference.
— JankyDisplay (@JankyDisplay) May 9, 2019
Oh my god it was a fucking satire piece—a funny and unfortunately dangerously accurate piece—lighten up you idiots.
— Daniel Yoder ?? (@Yoder_16) May 9, 2019
You have nothing better to do than fact check a satire site?
— David Empson (@Doc_Rock1) May 9, 2019
Peak 2019 right here
— Democrats Are Absolute Garbage (@DNCGarbage) May 9, 2019
“The internet’s definitive #factchecking resource” — pretty sure that’s satire too.
'Huge, if true'! Snopes runs interference for AOC by … fact-checking the Babylon Bee [pic] https://t.co/H48lIT1r3d
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 17, 2019