These tweets are a couple of days past their freshness date but in light of The Babylon Bee retaining a law firm to go after Snopes for suggesting it’s not a satire site but deliberate fake news, we thought it important to get the input of CNN’s media guy, Brian Stelter.

In a response to a follower, Stelter tweeted in no uncertain terms that The Bee was “a fake news site” that calls itself “satire” (which Stelter himself put in scare quotes). Years before he’d praised The Onion, though, as “perhaps the best parody of cable news anywhere.”

Again, keep in mind that Snopes, in its post as fake news watchdog for the big social media companies, has “fact-checked” Babylon Bee parodies such as, “Ocasio-Cortez Appears On ‘The Price Is Right,’ Guesses Everything Is Free.”

Here’s Stelter to clear up the seeming disparity in his tweets:

If that’s the standard, then yes. Do you know how many times we read in the comments (to CNN tweets especially), “I thought this was The Onion at first.”

So yes, according to Stelter, The Onion is brilliant satire but The Babylon Bee is a “fake news site” that likes to call itself satire because someone with no sense of humor tweeted at him once wanting to know if a Bee parody was real. Guess he wants to hear from The Bee’s attorneys as well.

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