Check My Ads co-founder Nandini Jammi set her sights on The Babylon Bee as the latest target of her deplatforming and demonetization campaigns. The leftist activist, who links conservative ideas and outlets to “hate” and “disinformation” in an attempt to get companies to pull their ad buys from the websites she doesn’t like, has made a misstep in targeting The Babylon Bee.
The Babylon Bee is satire, not news. It peddles comedy, and not any actual information at all. This would make it hard for it to be a “disinformation” site. In response to Jammi’s claims, The Babylon Bee wrote that “Watchdogs are calling out newsletter list “a front to mislead” and “disinformation,” and shared a link so readers could sign up.
The Babylon Bee is a satirical website that lists itself as “the world’s best satire site,” and is “totally irreverent in all its claims.” The site satirizes everything, and stories can be found about Amazon’s Alexa volunteering to lead a family in prayer, or “Neil Young Threatens To Leave Spotify Again Unless Vladimir Putin Backs Down From Ukraine.” No subject is off limits for The Bee.
But for Jammi, satire is just “disinformation.” She highlights the description of The Bee as “Christian News Satire,” as though simply being Christian, and satirizing culture from a Christian, moral perspective, is damnation in itself. Jammi claims that The Bee‘s designation as a satirical site is “a front to mislead and retain advertisers.”