Humorless NY Times: Babylon Bee Exhibits 'No Kind of Principled Conservatism'

Source: NewsBusters.org - View Original Article
Published: Oct 15, 2020
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Bias Rating:

91% Conservative


Bias Score Calculation:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 91% Conservative:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Black Lives Matter Protest


Policies:

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96% "It's mocking the pretensions of the powerful.""
93% "In the world of partisan media, the left has tended to dominate humor -- Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher -- while the right ..."
83% "Liberals are all about laughs, while the right thrives on rage.""
-78% "No similar question would ever be posed regarding the principled liberalism of Saturday Night Live, or The Onion.""
-82% "Goldberg found another Academic Expert to declare conservative comedy a failure because it allegedly punches down.""
-84% "The Bee found itself walking the thin line between satire and fact in 2018, when it joked that CNN purchased an industrial-sized washing machine ..."
-89% "A recent example: CNN criticizes Israel, Arab Leaders for Shaking Hands in the Middle of a Pandemic.""
-91% "The Black Lives Matter protests and Colin Kaepernick.""


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

9% : The Black Lives Matter protests and Colin Kaepernick.
96% : "It's mocking the pretensions of the powerful."
93% : The Babylon Bee, which said it draws more than 8 million visitors a month, is somewhat of an anomaly.
93% : In the world of partisan media, the left has tended to dominate humor -- Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher -- while the right has favored radio shows fueled by outrage, giving rise to stars like Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and Sean Hannity.
83% : Nicole Hemmer, a research scholar at Columbia University, sees the appeal of the Bee's comedic sensibility as in line with the appeal of the president's own politics.
83% : Liberals are all about laughs, while the right thrives on rage.
22% : No similar question would ever be posed regarding the "principled liberalism" of Saturday Night Live, or The Onion.
18% : Goldberg found another Academic Expert to declare conservative comedy a failure because it allegedly punches down.
16% : The Bee found itself walking the thin line between satire and fact in 2018, when it joked that CNN purchased an "industrial-sized washing machine for spinning the news."
11% : It maps really clearly with Trump's conservatism," she said.
11% : A recent example: "CNN criticizes Israel, Arab Leaders for Shaking Hands in the Middle of a Pandemic.

*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

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