CNN has been racing to the ratings bottom for years now, and their latest ridiculous attacks on the satiric website the Babylon Bee are sure to help them along the way.

The wildly popular Christian satire site has come under fire from CNN before, but this time, it’s CNN that reads like satire.

It all started with an article the Bee, a self-described “Trusted Source For Christian News Satire” site, published that poked fun at the Democrats’ reaction to President Trump ordering the strike on Iranian terror master Qassem Soleimani

The satiric piece entitled Democrats Call For Flags To Be Flown At Half-Mast To Grieve Death Of Soleimani is hilarious, and like all good satire, it works because it’s an exaggeration of something that is actually happening.

CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan read a tweet about how popular the piece is and immediately took issue with the Bee.  It seems, much to his and CNN’s chagrin that the Bee‘s article received more social media engagement than top stories at the New York Times and CNN had over the course of a full week.

Normal people do not find this surprising . . . except perhaps the fact that the NYTimes and CNN have their stories shared half a million times over the course of a week.

I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.  O’Sullivan seems to be engaging in some sort of wild conspiracy theory.  The Bee is “burying” the fact it’s a satire site to circumvent Facebook rules in order to do what exactly? And for whom?  Tinfoil hat territory here.

The problem, of course, is that the Bee is immensely popular on the right, so it must be crushed.

Interestingly, O’Sullivan doesn’t seem to have the same problem with the Onion.

After all, as Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford pointed out, people often are mislead by Onion articles, too, and think them real until they learn they are satire.

“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). 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. “There are websites dedicated to chronicling reactions from people who think Onion stories are real. Foreign leaders have famously been fooled by Onion articles. And this guy’s bio says he ‘covers disinformation’ for CNN. Surely he has taken the Onion to task as well, yes?”

He continued, “As it turns out, Mr. O’Sullivan HAS tweeted about the Onion. But it looks like he’s quite the fan!”

The response to O’Sullivan’s Twitter meltdown has been hilarious.

This is a point that the Bee picked up,too, with its recent post entitled “CNN Attacks Babylon Bee: ‘The Internet Is Only Big Enough For One Fake News Site’.”

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