As Twitchy told you last night, newly released surveillance footage of Erica Thomas being “verbally assaulted” in a Publix grocery store cast even more doubt (if that was possible) on Thomas’ version of events.
Here it is — Erica Thomas is in pink in the Planned Parenthood t-shirt. She follows Sparkes after he comes up to point out that she's in the express line and she follows him and appears to be the one yelling at him.
Hard to see how her initial account could possibly be right. pic.twitter.com/RAYRVVlEXZ
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 24, 2019
Going out on a limb and suggesting there won’t be a hashtag or Twitter Moment for this. https://t.co/hg1aqF5kHH
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 25, 2019
That was a safe bet. But what have we here? Could it be that the expert debunkers at Snopes are finally ready to do their jobs and call Erica Thomas out for being the hoaxer she is?
Psh! As if:
Sounds familiar, yet not. https://t.co/mvvHo7AJbu
— snopes.com (@snopes) July 24, 2019
But @snopes is ON IT.
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) July 25, 2019
Snopes can’t debunk Thomas’ hoax, but they sure as hell can debunk the Babylon Bee’s satirical version of it:
Georgia Lawmaker Claims Chick-Fil-A Employee Told Her To Go Back To Her Country, Later Clarifies He Actually Said 'My Pleasure'https://t.co/wA2f7fib0M
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) July 22, 2019
Wow, we totally thought that was a real headline. Thank you, Snopes!
Snopes is out there doing the Lord’s work keeping Babylon Bee at bay.
I don’t know what we’d do without them. https://t.co/4ee0lCghOS
— Beto’s blind squirrel (@ItsToad_) July 25, 2019
What would we do without Snopes debunking the Babylon Bee? pic.twitter.com/yOWnvIa36r
— Lucas H (@PrometheusX303) July 25, 2019
We’d have one less supposedly respectable outlet to mock. And that would be a damn shame.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) July 25, 2019
On the other hand, humorless fact-checking is probably he best advertising a satire site can get. Congrats @TheBabylonBee on the free marketing!
— Lau (@TheTaoOfLau) July 25, 2019