Snopes are beyond satire

Believe it or not, this is Photoshopped.

The late Ayatollah Khomeini famously said that ?There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam?. Po-faced authoritarians are like that. They know that the jester is one of the biggest threats to their power. ?Every Joke is a Tiny Revolution?, as Orwell said.

The grim authoritarians of the modern left are no different. If there?s one thing they can?t abide, it?s being laughed at. This is why they targeted Milo so mercilessly, and why the Great Meme War of 2016 was such a devastating culture war victory for conservatives. Having been so mercilessly mocked and derided by dangerous faggots and cartoon frogs, the left are desperately trying to stamp out humour, like the born inquisitors they are. But in doing so, they?re making themselves look even sillier than ever. Quote:

Hoax watchdog Snopes was widely ridiculed for performing one of its infamous fact-checks on a satirical article that claimed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., guessed ?free? during an appearance on iconic gameshow ?The Price Is Right.?

The article was published in mid-April by satire site The Babylon Bee, and featured a manipulated image of Ocasio-Cortez supposedly appearing on the show. The piece took a light dig at the freshman congresswoman?s socialist sympathies by claiming that Ocasio-Cortez shouted ?FREE!? when host Drew Carey asked her to estimate the price of a series of items, which included ?a set of Italian leather handbags, an all expenses paid trip to the Bahamas, and a brand new 2019 BMW 330i.?

?She went on to guess that diamond earrings, a set of jet skis, and even a giant pile of cash were all free. Carey unveiled a package containing world-class healthcare and she said, ?Definitely free,’? The Babylon Bee wrote in the satirical piece. ?She was at one point puzzled by a stack of croissants but eventually guessed that they also were free.?

The piece concluded by describing hot-mic comments supposedly made by Ocasio-Cortez, in which she claimed ?that the game was rigged by capitalism and that ?everybody knows giant piles of money are free, that?s like basic economics 101.’? End of quote.

Just like the best satire, this piece is funny because it imitates the life of its subject so well. Still, anyone with a functioning brain and rudimentary sense of humour could tell it?s a satire.

Apparently neither of these things are true of Snopes. Quote:

?This is not a genuine photograph of Ocasio-Cortez on the show,? Snopes clarified in a piece debunking the article.

Snopes categorized the Babylon Bee?s article as ?junk news.? End of quote.

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No, Snopes: you are the junk news.

In fact, a Google search indicates that Snopes has ?fact-checked? the satire site nearly 100 times.

Next up, their devastating expose of the Onion. And in further news, no-one named ?Brian? actually lived in Judea in the time of Christ, and no black sheriff ever served the town of Rock Ridge in the Old West.

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