Just Because It's Trending Doesn't Mean It's True
Hoax Alert

Fake News: Michelle Wolf Did NOT Ink New Deals With Hulu, Amazon, Did NOT Get Cancelled Immediately

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:27:48 Z)

Did comedienne Michelle Wolf ink new deals with Hulu and Amazon after the cancellation of her Netflix show, and were the new deals cancelled almost immediately? No, that's not true: the news originated from a satirical christian website, it is not true.

The story originated from an article published by The Babylon Bee on August 21, 2018 titled "Michelle Wolf Inks New Deal With Hulu, Gets Cancelled Immediately" (archived here) which opened:

NEW YORK, NY--Just one week after Netflix announced the cancellation of Michelle Wolf's half-hour variety talk show, the comedian landed a new deal with rival streaming service Hulu.

Despite an alleged six-figure deal, Wolf's time at Hulu was limited. The streaming service decided to part ways with the comedian less than 72 hours after the announcement of "Trump Attack with Michelle Wolf."

The cancellation came on the heels of early footage shown to several focus groups in which Wolf gave a sobering monologue about immigration, and interviewed former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

Screenshot of https://babylonbee.com/news/michelle-wolf-inks-new-deal-with-hulu-gets-cancelled-immediately/

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail and might have confused it for real news:

Michelle Wolf Inks New Deal With Hulu, Gets Cancelled Immediately

NEW YORK, NY--Just one week after Netflix announced the cancellation of Michelle Wolf's half-hour variety talk show, the comedian landed a new deal with rival streaming service Hulu. Despite an alleged six-figure deal, Wolf's time at Hulu was limited. The streaming service decided to part ways with the comedian less than 72 hours after the ...

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:

Want to inform others about the accuracy of this story?


Click this link to copy it to your clipboard
Then click here if you have Facebook or click here if you have Twitter to see who is sharing it (it might even be your friends...) and leave the link in the comments.

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.

Read more about or contact Maarten Schenk
    Trendolizer™ is scanning...

About Lead Stories

Lead Stories uses the Trendolizer™ engine to detect the most trending stories from known fake news, satire and prank websites and tries to debunk them as fast as possible. Read more about how we work and how we select stories to check here.

Spotted a hoax that you think we should investigate? Have a tip? Want to send us a correction? Contact us!

You can also follow us here:

Most read

Recent

Like or Follow us to get the latest!

NEW! Subscribe to our YouTube channel: