SNOPES.com Exposed: Left Wing Website Not Quite the Impartial Arbiter of Truth
saying that the moon was full of UFOs or that President Obama was a
Kenyan trained Ninja assasin, you went off to SNOPES.com
to see what the deal was with those crazy e-mails. And for the most
part, SNOPES has been a reliable informant on the truth about these
. . . apparently not. I began to notice that Snopes was taking more of
a Leftist tack with things I obviously knew to be true, and was
unwilling to revise their opinion when things went more for the
right-wing than the lefties. This message board post HERE agrees, especially when it comes to politics; and especially lefty politics.
(And just in case this Message Board post “disappears,” I’ve reprinted the post in toto
so it will be archived. Should the author have any problems with that,
they can contact me and we’ll fix it post-haste; but as of this
printing they haven’t responded to my e-mails.)
For those of you that think snopes is god when it
comes to knowing the truth or not. By the way you might want to check
this out on snopes.
I present this for your own evaluation.
Who “Snopes” are was written up in READERS DIGEST and agrees with this account.
(no politcal bias was mentioned in the article).
For the past few years http://www.snopescom/
has positioned itself, or others have labeled it, as the ‘tell-all
final word’ on any comment, claim and email. But for several years
people tried to find out who exactly was behind snopes.com. Only
recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it – kinda makes you wonder
what they were hiding. Well, finally we know. It is run by a husband
and wife team – that’s right, no big office of investigators and
researchers, no team of lawyers. It’s just a mom-and-pop operation that
began as a hobby. David and Barbara Mikkelson in the
San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years
ago and they have no formal background or experience in investigative
research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be
unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started
asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish
The reason for the questions – or skepticisms – is a result of
Snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions
or issue when in fact they have been proven wrong. Also, there were
criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to
the ‘true’ bottom of various issues.
A few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville
hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash
across the Internet, ‘supposedly’ the Mikkelson’s claim to have
researched this issue before posting their findings on snopes.com. In
their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm
pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the
sort ‘ever’ took place. I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he
replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this
and I gave him Bud Gregg’s contact phone numbers – and Bud was going to
give him phone numbers to the big exec’s at State Farm in Illinois who
would have been willing to speak with him about it. He never called
Bud. In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg that no one from snopes.com
ever contacted anyone with State Farm.
Yet, Snopes.com issued a statement as the ‘final factual word’ on the
issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of
things – not!
Then it has been learned the Mikkelson’s are very Democratic (party)
and extremely liberal. As we all now know from this presidential
election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that
appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over
the Internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson’s liberalism
revealing itself in their website findings.
Gee, what a shock?
So, I say this now to everyone who goes to snopes.com to get what
they think to be the bottom line fact ‘proceed with caution.’ Take what
it says at face value and nothing more. Use it only to lead you to
their references where you can link to and read the sources for
yourself. Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research
yourself. It now seems apparent that’s all the Mikkelson’s do. After
all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their ‘not’
fully looking into things.
I have found this to be true also! Many videos of Obama I tried to
verify on Snopes and they said they were False. Then they gave their
liberal slant! I have suspected some problems with Snopes for some time
now, but I have only caught them in half-truths. If there is any
subjectivity they do an immediate full left rudder.
Truth or Fiction, is a better source for verification, in my opinion.
that forwarded email Truth or Fiction? Research into stories, scams,
hoaxes, myths, and urban legends on the Internet
I have recently discovered that Snopes.com is owned by a flaming
liberal and this man is in the tank for Obama. There are many things
they have listed on their site as a hoax and yet you can go to You tube
yourself and find the video of Obama actually saying these things. So
you see, you cannot and should not trust Snopes.com, ever for anything
that remotely resembles truth! I don’t even trust them to tell me if
email chains are hoaxes anymore.
A few conservative speakers on MySpace told me aboutSnopes.com. A few
months ago and I took it upon myself to do a little research to find
out if it was true. Well, I found out for myself that it is true.
Anyway just FYI please don’t use Snopes.com anymore for fact checking
and make your friends aware of their political leanings as well. Many
people still think Snopes.com is neutral and they can be trusted as
factual. We need to make sure everyone is aware that that is a hoax in
By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as
yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the
which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which
is by faith Heb.11:7
Now mind you, Snopes is still a good resource for the weird chain
mails and such. I just wouldn’t trust tem with anything political.
Snopes has for a long time now been viewed as being left leaning...I wouldn't use them as a good source of "political" information for this reason.
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