Earlier this year, the Babylon Bee (which is a SATIRICAL website) published a piece mocking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for wanting everything to be free.
The story used the “Price is Right” television show.
Ocasio-Cortez Appears On 'The Price Is Right,' Guesses Everything Is Free | The Babylon Bee https://t.co/tiCmf0nqr4
— Amanda Prestigiacomo (@AmandaPresto) April 13, 2019
Apparently, Snopes (which hails itself as the “definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors
'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
They notified the Bee that the story was … get this … not, in fact, true.
UPDATE: we have been notified by Snopes that this story is not true. We would like to retract it. Ocasio-Cortez did not appear on The Price Is Right and guess that everything is free. We apologize for the confusion.https://t.co/miOjlrJrXJ
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) May 24, 2019
Check out this bombshell from the Snopes story:
The Babylon Bee is an entertainment website that does not publish factual content.
In response, the Babylon Bee wrote an editor’s note that’s as humorous as the story itself:
EDITOR’S NOTE: We have been notified by Snopes.com that this story is not true. After reviewing the evidence, we would like to retract it. Ocasio-Cortez did not actually appear on The Price Is Right and guess that everything is free. In fact, it appears that this entire story was completely made up. Everything else on our site is still true, however. We apologize for any confusion.
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) May 25, 2019
I am dying ??? https://t.co/BpdpOS37je
— Doug Maverick (@DougMaverick) May 25, 2019
What a time to be alive. https://t.co/6XHrHdpJ2B
— Brandon (@InkifiedNerd) May 24, 2019
Shame on the Babylon Bee for the fake AOC Price is Right story. Thank God everything else on the site it true. Still my #1 news source!
— Mike S. Adams (@MikeSAdams) May 25, 2019
They are FAKE NEWS!
Well, the Babylon Bee doesn't make many mistakes, but I like that they own up to it when they do unlike so many other outlets. https://t.co/nNqeCe9gpF
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) May 24, 2019
It takes humility to admit when you're wrong. Kudos, Bee https://t.co/1EMAvevZzf
— Kyle Mann (@The_Kyle_Mann) May 24, 2019
Sadly, though, this isn’t the first time Snopes has been fooled.
Snopes runs interference for Ilhan Omar by once again ‘fact-checking’ the Babylon Bee https://t.co/My286b92AG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 9, 2019
ICYMI –> Leon Wolf DESTROYS Snopes after it once again fact-checks the Babylon Bee to protect a liberal https://t.co/R2uiEjOMsX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 12, 2019
And it probably won’t be the last time.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 14, 2019
But this was hilarious.
Well done, Bee.