CNN reporter sounds alarm over conservative satirical site, gets pummeled on Twitter

Source: Fox News - View Original Article
Published: Feb 08, 2020
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55% Conservative


Top 5 policies analyzed:

Iran

Top 5 sentiments contributing towards policies:

87% : had some fun of its own, sharing a 2017 piece on Monday with the headline, "CNN
85% : A CNN reporter sounded the alarm on Sunday over the popularity of a piece published by a conservative satirical site.
71% : Former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter compares potential impeachment proceedings in the Senate to a Klansman trial; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.'
67% : "A CNN reporter is taking shots at the Bee because our articles get shared a lot and some people think they're real (which will always happen with satire).
64% : He continued, "As it turns out, Mr. O'Sullivan HAS tweeted about the Onion.
61% : "There are websites dedicated to chronicling reactions from people who think Onion stories are real.
55% : Last week, The Babylon Bee drew some laughs with an article poking fun at the Democrats' reaction to the U.S. airstrike that led to the death of Irani Gen. Qassem Soleimani, using the headline "Democrats Call For Flags To Be Flown At Half-Mast to Grieve Death of Soleimani."
53% : "You guys should definitely keep focusing your energy on Babylon Bee and people sharing a joke article is in no way a reflection of the garbage state of your profession," conservative commentator Stephen Miller wrote.
50% : CNN'S BRIAN STELTER SILENT
44% : But it looks like he's quite the fan!"
40% : WASHINGTON POST RIPS CNN FOR ITS FAULTY REPORTING ON STEELE DOSSIER, DEMANDS NETWORK 'COME CLEAN' O'Sullivan, who covers "disinformation, politics, and technology" blasted site over what he suggested was the site's weak effort to declare itself as a satirical outlet.
38% : CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The Babylon Bee, which is widely seen as a conservative version of The Onion,
35% : Responding to a Twitter user who expressed concern that "Republican friends" on Facebook "are circulating it like it's legit," CNN reporter Donie O'Sullivan pointed out that The Babylon Bee was getting more traffic on that one article than his network and The New York Times get weekly. "To put this in perspective, this is the same number of engagements the top NY Times and CNN stories on Facebook had over the past week," O'Sullivan wrote.
35% : "Having a disclaimer buried somewhere on your site that says it's 'satire' seems like a good way to get around a lot of the changes Facebook has made to reduce the spread of clickbait and misinformation," O'Sullivan elaborated before pointing to Facebook users whose comments suggest they believe the satirical piece.
32% : "A lot of people sharing this 'satirical' story on Facebook don't know it is satire."
31% : And this guy's bio says he 'covers disinformation' for CNN.
26% : O'Sullivan was the subject of mockery on social media over what has been called a "public meltdown.
26% : "Why is a CNN reporter having a public meltdown over a satire site," Washington Examiner Executive Editor Seth Mandel asked.
22% : Foreign leaders have famously been fooled by Onion articles.
22% : Surely he has taken the Onion to task as well, yes?"
17% : Ford included screenshots of several tweets made by O'Sullivan praising The Onion's work.
12% : "I can't believe this thread isn't satire," National Review senior writer David Harsanyi quipped.
10% : To Launch Real News Spinoff Site."
5% : AFTER GUEST SLAMS NETWORK FOR EMPLOYING PRO-TRUMP PUNDITS Even the founder of The Babylon Bee weighed in on the dustup.
2% : After thinking 'how adorable,' I thought, 'well surely this guy has chirped at the Onion for the same thing..." Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford responded.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

87% : had some fun of its own, sharing a 2017 piece on Monday with the headline, "CNN
85% : A CNN reporter sounded the alarm on Sunday over the popularity of a piece published by a conservative satirical site.
71% : Former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter compares potential impeachment proceedings in the Senate to a Klansman trial; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.'
67% : "A CNN reporter is taking shots at the Bee because our articles get shared a lot and some people think they're real (which will always happen with satire).
64% : He continued, "As it turns out, Mr. O'Sullivan HAS tweeted about the Onion.
61% : "There are websites dedicated to chronicling reactions from people who think Onion stories are real.
55% : Last week, The Babylon Bee drew some laughs with an article poking fun at the Democrats' reaction to the U.S. airstrike that led to the death of Irani Gen. Qassem Soleimani, using the headline "Democrats Call For Flags To Be Flown At Half-Mast to Grieve Death of Soleimani."
53% : "You guys should definitely keep focusing your energy on Babylon Bee and people sharing a joke article is in no way a reflection of the garbage state of your profession," conservative commentator Stephen Miller wrote.
50% : CNN'S BRIAN STELTER SILENT
44% : But it looks like he's quite the fan!"
40% : WASHINGTON POST RIPS CNN FOR ITS FAULTY REPORTING ON STEELE DOSSIER, DEMANDS NETWORK 'COME CLEAN' O'Sullivan, who covers "disinformation, politics, and technology" blasted site over what he suggested was the site's weak effort to declare itself as a satirical outlet.
38% : CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The Babylon Bee, which is widely seen as a conservative version of The Onion,
35% : Responding to a Twitter user who expressed concern that "Republican friends" on Facebook "are circulating it like it's legit," CNN reporter Donie O'Sullivan pointed out that The Babylon Bee was getting more traffic on that one article than his network and The New York Times get weekly. "To put this in perspective, this is the same number of engagements the top NY Times and CNN stories on Facebook had over the past week," O'Sullivan wrote.
35% : "Having a disclaimer buried somewhere on your site that says it's 'satire' seems like a good way to get around a lot of the changes Facebook has made to reduce the spread of clickbait and misinformation," O'Sullivan elaborated before pointing to Facebook users whose comments suggest they believe the satirical piece.
32% : "A lot of people sharing this 'satirical' story on Facebook don't know it is satire."
31% : And this guy's bio says he 'covers disinformation' for CNN.
26% : O'Sullivan was the subject of mockery on social media over what has been called a "public meltdown.
26% : "Why is a CNN reporter having a public meltdown over a satire site," Washington Examiner Executive Editor Seth Mandel asked.
22% : Foreign leaders have famously been fooled by Onion articles.
22% : Surely he has taken the Onion to task as well, yes?"
17% : Ford included screenshots of several tweets made by O'Sullivan praising The Onion's work.
12% : "I can't believe this thread isn't satire," National Review senior writer David Harsanyi quipped.
10% : To Launch Real News Spinoff Site."
5% : AFTER GUEST SLAMS NETWORK FOR EMPLOYING PRO-TRUMP PUNDITS Even the founder of The Babylon Bee weighed in on the dustup.
2% : After thinking 'how adorable,' I thought, 'well surely this guy has chirped at the Onion for the same thing..." Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford responded.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization