Babylon Bee Jokes Snopes Fact Checkers Add Rating: 'Factually Inaccurate But Morally Right'

January 23rd, 2019 11:00 PM

The satirists at Babylon Bee are picking on Snopes again! In March, Snopes caused Babylon Bee to be punished by Facebook as "fake news" when Snopes decried them as "False" for a hilarious, obviously satirical piece headlined "CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine To Spin News Before Publication." 

The new article is a wicked take on the Left headlined "Snopes Introduces New 'Factually Inaccurate But Morally Right' Fact Check Result." It's to be used "for claims that aren't technically correct but are on the right side of history so we won't call them out for being entirely wrong." 

Popular fact-checking site confirmed Wednesday they are debuting a new "Factually inaccurate but morally right" fact check result for claims they don't want to debunk because they coincide with Snopes editors' worldview....

"We were often running into situations were a truth claim was absolutely absurd, but it supported progressive causes," said one Snopes editor. "So sometimes we just called it a 'Mixture,' but then people might get the idea that our favorite politicians are being slightly dishonest sometimes."

The Bee is making fun of how leftists like New York magazine suddenly decried the "independent fact-checkers" for daring to question their darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The "nonpartisan" press -- the liberal press -- were accused of a "drawing disproportionate attention to progressive misstatements," and "often obscure the moral stakes of policy debates beneath semantical nitpicking."

The editor then said that upon hearing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent statement that many people are more concerned with being factually accurate than morally right, the Snopes fact-checking team suddenly had an idea: they could label things as being morally laudable even though the facts upon which they were based are totally erroneous.

"So like, if someone says communism is the most humane political and economic system, like, there are facts that contradict with that, sure," said one writer. "But the person is obviously compassionate for wanting people to share and stuff. So we'll just slap the new 'factually wrong but morally great' label on the claim, and then people won't feel like they have to disregard the entirely false claim."

The fact-checkers would surely protest that liberals are just more factually correct about everything, because conservatives are uneducated and easy to command. That might explain why they tilt so much to correcting conservatives, and defending liberals from conservative criticism -- whether it's actually false or frustratingly true.