Babylon Bee is a satirical website. Several of its satires have preceded actual news stories.
Mainstream media recognition
The NYT mentions two Babylon Bee articles in September 2020 in their reporting on "What Went Viral This Week":
- 3. The Babylon Bee: NBA Players Wear Special Lace Collars To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- 6. The Babylon Bee: Fisher-Price Releases ‘My First Peaceful Protest’ Playset With House You Can Actually Burn Down
Robin Pogrebin of the New York Times in September 2020 retweeted the Babylon Bee article: "NBA Players Wear Special Lace Collars To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg" without any comment, probably believing it, later deleting the tweet.