Babylon Bee demands retraction from New York Times as defamation claims stack up

Source: Washington Times

“The Babylon Bee demanded a retraction Thursday from The New York Times over an article calling the Christian satirical outlet an example of a ‘far-right misinformation site’ as defamation claims against the newspaper start to pile up. Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon cited a March 19 NYT article, ‘For Political Cartoonists, the Irony Was That Facebook Didn’t Recognize Irony,’ which characterized the Bee as a website that ‘used ‘satire’ claims to protect their presence on the platform.’ ‘Yesterday our counsel sent a letter to @nytimes demanding a retraction. We took this action because their article was –— and remains — defamatory,’ tweeted Mr. Dillon in a thread.” [editor’s note: I hope they sue and win, and bankrupt the Old Grey Lady; the defamation of some of the best cutting-edge satire around (that a week later is a Times headline?) must end yesterday – SAT] (06/04/21)