Democrats cannot take a joke.
They lash out any time they get embarrassed.
And one site that poked fun at LeBron James got a shocking reaction.
Christian conservative satire site The Babylon Bee is under constant assault from the left.
For the longest time, The Bee was not verified on Twitter despite having nearly 1 million followers.
The company has been locked out of its Twitter account for six months and counting for a satirical headline that deemed Biden cabinet appointee Rachel Levine—born Richard Levine— one of the sites’ “Men of the Year.”
Now The Babylon Bee is getting “fact-checked” for a humorous headline about NBA superstar LeBron James, who has essentially become a sacred cow on the left.
The Site ran a headline that read: “NBA Players Wear Lace Collars to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg” with a picture of James and teammate Anthony Davis photoshopped in lace.
Despite the fact The Bee is arguably the most recognizable satire site and it’s clearly marked as so, the story received a ridiculous “false information” label from Facebook.
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon responded, “This was a particularly dangerous joke. Thank you, Facebook, for keeping us all safe!”
This was a particularly dangerous joke. Thank you, Facebook, for keeping us all safe! https://t.co/0UDIhYdvXL
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) September 25, 2022
It’s absurd that this continues to happen to The Bee.
And while this may seem trivial, Big Tech gatekeepers like Facebook and Twitter are using “misinformation” as a pretext to censor and ban people with the wrong opinions.
The Bee has already been blocked from using Twitter for failing to delete the “offending” tweet about Levine.
A Twitter senior engineer got caught on candid camera admitting that leadership at the company was “commie as f*ck,” and in true communist fashion, Twitter wants people guilty of wrongthink to admit guilt by deleting their incriminating tweet.
The Babylon Bee refuses to delete a satirical post about a public government figure, which used to be fair game for ridicule, so they can no longer use Twitter.
And leftists are all too eager to expand this censorship regime.
The Bee had to sue The New York Times to get a retraction that said the company was masquerading as a news site to peddle “far-right” disinformation.
Everything about that claim was total bunk.
Dillon explained, “They put this stuff out there and if they can get it to stick, then then we have no platform remaining…There’s not going to be anybody who wants to host our stuff…It’s an effort to try and cancel us.”
That’s exactly correct.
Since the Democrats are so hyper-focused on “disinformation,” that is being used as a pretext to take out political opponents.
So a comedic post about LeBron James suddenly becomes part of a portfolio to censor The Bee or anyone else who goes against the left.
Meanwhile, the left-wing site The Onion has free rein to do whatever it wants and lampoon whomever it wants.