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Fake News: Planned Parenthood Did NOT Defend Bill Cosby, Did NOT Say: 'Sexual Assault Is Only 3% Of What He Does'

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 27 Apr 2018 19:08:27 Z)

Did Planned Parenthood defend Bill Cosby by saying sexual assault is only 3% of what he does? No, that was a bit of satire from a Christian themed humor website mocking Planned Parenthood's own claim that abortions are only about 3% of their services.

The story originated from an article published on April 27, 2018 by The Babylon Bee titled "Planned Parenthood Defends Bill Cosby: 'Sexual Assault Is Only 3% Of What He Does'" (archived here) which opened:

NEW YORK, NY--While almost nobody is willing to defend Bill Cosby any longer after he was convicted of sexual assault Thursday, the former television star and comedian found an ally in abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

President Cecile Richards came forward to claim that since sexual assault is only about 3% of what Bill Cosby performed over his long and illustrious career, the egregious offenses should be overlooked.

Screenshot of http://babylonbee.com/news/planned-parenthood-defends-bill-cosby-sexual-assault-is-only-3-of-what-he-does/

But "The Babylon Bee" comes with following dislaimer on every page:

The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.

Some of their greatest past hits include:

With a track record like that it is clear that you shouldn't take anything posted on the site seriously and you definitely shouldn't confuse it with real news.

We wrote about babylonbee.com before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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