Satirical or Prophetic? Nearly 100 Babylon Bee Satire Articles Have Come True

According to Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillion, nearly 100 of the Babylon Bee’s satirical articles have come true.

“The problem isn’t that our satire is too close to reality, it’s that reality is too close to satire, so our jokes keep coming true,” Dillion told Fox News.

According to Dillion, the Bee keeps a running tab of how many of their articles have become fully or partially reality after their publication. “So we have a spreadsheet of nearly 100 jokes now that we’ve tracked. They were fulfilled like prophecies instead of punch lines.”

These articles cover a wide range of topics; from politics to religion, to culture, and include both Republicans and Democrats as the root of the jokes.

One such example came in July 2021, when the Bee published an article entitled ‘To Improve Public Perception, Kamala Harris Taking Likability Lessons From Hillary Clinton.’ One month later, an article was published by Axios entitled, ‘Scoop: Inside a Kamala Harris Crisis Dinner’ which detailed a dinner hosted by a former Clinton advisor with prominent women in the Democratic party – including Hillary Clinton’s former spokesperson to discuss how to help Harris deal with bad press.

In November 2019, another article was published by the Bee entitled, ‘Trump: ‘I Have Done More For Christianity Than Jesus.’ Two years later, during an interview, then-President Trump stated, “Nobody has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself than I have.” “And then two years later, he actually said it. He said he’s done more for Christianity than anyone else in history. In fact, he’s done more for religion than anyone else in history,” Dillion would tell Fox.


According to Dillion, sometimes it can be challenging to come up with satirical stories, simply because mainstream media stories already read like satire.

“There are all the time stories that come across the screen that are just incredibly outrageous. You know you wouldn’t believe that they’re true, and we have to do a double take and see, is this parody, is this a real story?”

Dillion bought the Bee in 2018 when it was just a small blog. Under his leadership, the website now sees 25 million page views a month, has tens of thousands of paid subscribers, and well over 1 million subscribers on their YouTube channel.

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