The left doesn’t get humor and the proof is the consistent fact checking certain satirical sites get from the likes of websites like Snopes and PolitiFact.
And it happened again.
Snopes, the left-leaning fact check site found that a certain article and photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was making the rounds on the internet, and *gasp* people were laughing about it. As a site that doesn’t seem to get the idea of satire, it took people reacting to it as very serious reactions and set out to correct the record.
— snopes.com (@snopes) April 16, 2019
“This is not a genuine photograph of Ocasio-Cortez on the show,” wrote Snopes. “This image was created for a satirical article that was originally published by The Babylon Bee.”
Just to make sure you know who the Bee is, Snopes made it very clear that they were a satire site.
“The Babylon Bee is an entertainment website that does not publish factual content,” wrote Snopes. “A disclaimer at the bottom of the website states: “The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.””
As previously mentioned, Snopes and Politifact both enjoy fact checking obvious satire. Snopes fact-checked the Bee’s joke about Empire actor Jussie Smollett being offered a job after making up a story out of thin air.
Recently, Politifact felt the need to assure everyone that former VP Joe Biden was not actually kissing a screaming woman on the cheek behind Sen. Lindsey Graham during the now-viral photo of the Republican senator smiling and adjusting his tie during the Kavanaugh hearings.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the left is paranoid about these jokes being taken seriously, seeing as how some of them are so close to the ridiculous reality that the left creates around it. God forbid Poe’s Law takes place, and something that is satirical seems like it could actually be true.
That’s more of a comment on the left than it is anything else, though.