Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon made an appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Friday to discuss the satire site's recent kerfuffle with CNN, during which he quipped, "How funny is it that CNN is coming after us for spreading disinformation? I find that kind of rich."
Dillon said that the frequent attacks from liberal media seem to be efforts to get the popular conservative satire site deplatformed from social media because "they just don't like the targets we're aiming at."
When Carlson asked if Dillon was worried about the threat of being deplatformed, Dillon responded:
"I'm not. I'm not, because every single time this type of thing happens — and it's happened repeatedly, it happened with Snopes, we've had a couple of different CNN personalities now come out and call us a fake satire site . . . I'm not worried about it because the response we get is incredible. Look, I wouldn't be talking to you if they weren't doing this. Our fans are really loyal, they rally behind us, we get a lot of support, and the pushback is really tremendous. So, I think it backfires on them, and it only amplifies our voice when they try to silence it."
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Full disclosure: Seth Dillon, CEO and majority owner of the Babylon Bee, also owns a stake in Disrn. Adam Ford, CEO and part-owner of Disrn, also owns a stake in the Babylon Bee.