Satirical site promotes Snopes factchecking its stories

Satirical news website The Babylon Bee promoted itself Thursday after Snopes factchecked one of their articles.

"If you enjoy reading the Bee as much as we enjoy getting fact-checked by Snopes, please consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber," the outlet wrote on their Twitter.

Snopes put out a piece earlier Thursday factchecking an article on the Bee joking that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett had been offered a job at CNN.


Smollett was in the news because on Thursday he was charged with disorderly conduct charge for allegedly filing a false police report.

The actor, who is black and gay, told Chicago police last month that two men beat him, tied a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

The Bee's headline was a jab at CNN, joking that "Jussie Smollett Offered Job At CNN After Fabricating News Story Out Of Thin Air"

"CNN producers were reportedly impressed throughout the ongoing saga of Smollett's apparent hoax attack on himself," the article reads.