The Babylon Bee is a wildly successful Christian satire site which delivers consistently clever parodies of just about everyone. The hallmark of good satire is when it’s nuanced just enough to fool some people. In this case, The Bee frequently hits the mark.
To make my point, here are a few of their recent gems: “Disagreeing With Progressives On Social Issues Now Qualifies As Federal Hate Crime,” “Sense Of Relief Washes Over Nation As Government Shutdown Grows Increasingly Likely,” and, unknowingly straying from satire, “God Rescinds Blessing On America After Learning Of Tide Pod Challenge”.
Ford has been troubled by the changes to Facebook’s algorithm as well as Google.
“One thing I’ve grown increasingly concerned about in the past year or two is the enormous power we have given tech giants like Facebook and Google.” Ford said in his announcement. “They have a choke-hold on the flow of information on the internet. For this and other reasons, CDR is not on any social media channel and never will be.”
So, he decided to do something about it. His idea, as he describes it, is “like the Drudge Report, but for Christians.”
“Like Drudge, it’s a simple, static web page with nothing but links. No fluff, no trends, no bells or whistles.”
Not wanting to be beholden on social media—which is where most Americans get their news today—he is not having his new website, the Christian Daily Reporter, participate in social media. He noted, “you’ll have to visit the site directly anytime you want to read it. Just like the old days!”