We’ve never heard of Disrn, but the site is reporting Wednesday night that fact-checking site Snopes contacted the White House after President Trump retweeted a story from the satirical Babylon Bee.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 11, 2019
Here’s the original tweet that Trump retweeted, posted by Jenna Ellis, senior legal advisor to the Trump 2020 campaign:
The Bee mocking the Dems: “We have found Trump guilty of absolutely nothing, but we already started this whole process and it would look bad to back out now, so here we are." ???? https://t.co/wPpxk0Oz2o
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 10, 2019
Disrn says it obtained an email from Snopes’ Dan Evon to the White House which read:
President Trump recently retweeted a post from @JennaEllisEsq containing a fake quote from an entertainment article.
Was President Trump aware that this quote was fake when he sent it? If so, why wasn’t it accompanied by a message labeling the quote as fiction?
Because the vast majority of people recognize satire when they see it?
Then I'll wait for @TheOnion to confirm this confirmation.
— ProbablyAWhiteGuy (@white_probably) December 11, 2019
— Linton Phillips (@LintonPhillips) December 11, 2019
— Lori Knight (@Yodaville60Lori) December 11, 2019
— Cathy Buffaloe (@cathybuffaloe) December 11, 2019
Snopes has gone so far down the rabbit hole these last few years. I remember when it just debunked Nigerian Prince emails.
— Richard West ? ⭐⭐⭐ (@westrich54) December 11, 2019
Perhaps they figured people knew about Babylon Bee already? And because although satirical it was pretty true. ?
— Ruth Mahoney (@qwiltlady) December 11, 2019
Perhaps Snopes doesn't like Babylon Bee to be in competition with CNN or MSNBC?
— Bruce Meyer (@bmeyer909) December 11, 2019
Oh for goodness sake. It was funny. Too many people have lost their sense of humor, mostly in the last 3 years ?
— Amyks (@AmyKSpittler) December 11, 2019
— Middle Name's James (@doradopescado) December 11, 2019
The Democrats have become such a parody of a parody that even their propaganda drones like Snopes aren't sure where the reality ends and their unhinged overlords begin.
— Roger Dylan (@RogerDylan8) December 11, 2019
What a bunch of dorks.
— ??Brenden Sir Hublife Dilley?? (@DilleyShow) December 11, 2019
I love Snopes!!!
(Snopes, that was satire)
— Gary, MA professional counseling (@GaryCGeorge) December 11, 2019
— Coby J. "3 Fingers" Ascott Jr (@CobyJAscottJr13) December 11, 2019
— Cali Kat ???? (@CaliKatInCali) December 11, 2019
Snopes gonna snope!
— Dave Pyper (@davepyper68) December 11, 2019
They have no sense of humor, clearly illustrated by numerous dismal Democratic memes. It’s puzzling to me. They just really can’t do it. It takes a certain level of wry humor to get it right.
— Alarmed Observer (@heaven18) December 11, 2019
It’s another instance where the left takes the President literally when he’s clearly being humorous, and they never take him seriously when they ought to.
— Lt. Col. Princess Rachel?? (@Princessgen2917) December 11, 2019
"Was President Trump aware that this quote was fake when he sent it? If so, why wasn't it accompanied by a message labeling the quote as fiction?"
The same reason @snopes articles aren't accompanied by a message labeling them as fiction, smart people already know.
— William Eaton (@nyhcinaz) December 11, 2019
Full disclosure: The guy who wrote the story is part-owner of the Babylon Bee.
I've pasted the disclosure from the article. Did you see it when you read the article?
Full disclosure: The Babylon Bee is owned in part by Adam Ford, and Disrn is owned in part by Seth Dillon. Adam can be reached at [email protected], and Seth can be reached at [email protected]
— Broken (@Brian_Bokenyi) December 11, 2019
Snopes to the rescue! Satire account ‘The Racine Times’ fools MOST of Twitter reporting on a Pete Buttigieg Chick Fil A protest and ROFL https://t.co/M3eYDgcpWY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 20, 2019