These sources exclusively use humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Primarily these sources are clear that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive. See all Satire sources.
- Overall, we rate the Babylon Bee a satire website based on proper identification that generates satirical content based on Christian and conservative politics.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-SATIRE
Factual Reporting: N/A
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: N/A
Founded in 2016, The Babylon Bee is a Christian news satire website. Their tagline reads: The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.
Funded by / Ownership
The Babylon Bee does not disclose ownership on the website; however, Seth Dillion is listed as the CEO. They are funded through advertising and an online shop that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Babylon Bee clearly identifies themselves as satire through their tagline. In general, the satire on this website is directed at Christians and Conservatives such as this: Local Man Fires Off Flare Gun Inside Hobby Lobby To Locate Wife, and this Local Christian Squeezes In Quick, Silent Prayer Before Telling Friend, ‘I’m Praying For You.’ They also enjoy poking fun at former President Trump: Trump Announces Illegal Immigrant Gladiator Games. On the whole, they would most appeal to a Christian/conservative audience; however, those of a secular bent will also enjoy the irony implied here.
Overall, we rate the Babylon Bee a satire website based on proper identification that generates satirical content based on Christian and conservative politics. (D. Van Zandt 1/21/2017) Updated (11/25/2023)
Last Updated on November 25, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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