As Twitchy reported earlier this week, Snopes.com, which calls itself in its Twitter bio “the internet’s definitive #factchecking resource,” once again “fact-checked” Christian satire site the Babylon Bee after it reported that Rep. Ilhan Omar had asked, “If Israel is so innocent, then why do they insist on being Jews?”

Now that’s good satire: it cuts so close to the truth that you’d almost think it’s real … and that’s apparently a problem for Snopes, at least when a liberal is involved. Snopes has also “fact-checked” a Babylon Bee Photoshop of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez guessing “Free” as a contestant on “The Price is Right.”

Rep. Eric Swalwell referred followers to a Snopes fact-check debunking the claim he’d made a serious threat to nuke gun-owners (he’d have to become president first to order that, Snopes, and that will never, ever happen). And Snopes cleared up that whole thing about Hillary Clinton smashing cell phones with a hammer … totally false; it was actually an aide of hers who told the FBI he’d smashed cell phones with a hammer, not Clinton herself.

But what about conservatives, you ask? Brooke Binkowski, managing editor of Snopes, came to the rescue when Tucker Carlson trolled reporters by saying on his show that President Trump looking at the solar eclipse without eyewear was “perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done.” Binkowski assured us in a tweet, “This is not satire. This is not satire. This is not satire.”

Narrator: It was satire.

We have a ton of posts on Snopes and their “fact-checks,” but Leon Wolf, managing editor of TheBlaze, put together an epic thread this week addressing Snopes’ latest fact-check of the Babylon Bee.

Here’s another one: “Did Nathan Phillips Falsely Claim He Was a Vietnam Veteran?” Snopes says it’s “Unproven,” even though the people of Twitter posted video of Philips claiming, “I am a Vietnam vet,” and “I was in theater” and remembering how he was spit on when he returned … from California, where he was a refrigerator technician. Twitter got his DD-214 too. But yeah, “unproven.”


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