Buzzfeed Accuses Babylon Bee of ‘Pushing Conspiracy Theory,’ Forgets to Provide Actual Evidence

Journalists have to show our work, not just ask our readers to take our word for it

Buzzfeed / Facebook"A Christian Satire Site Says That Fact-Checkers Are Helping Facebook Deplatform Conservatives," reads the headline to a Wednesday piece. That accusation, Buzzfeed reports in the lede, "has jump-started a conspiracy theory that fact-checking websites are targeting conservative humor in an effort to de-platform right-wing publishers." As evidence for both propositions, Buzfeed cites... nothing.