Snopes.com Leans Left

Snopes.com is a kitchen-sink operation run by a left-wing couple, funded by master puppeteer George Soros.

Quelle surprise!…Not.

H/t CommieBlaster!

~Eowyn

Snopes Exposed

By Barracuda – BeforeIt’sNews - June 21, 2010

From Blogsphere

Snopes receives funding from an undisclosed source. The source is undisclosed because Snopes refuses to disclose that source. The Democratic Alliance, a funding channel for uber-Leftist (Marxist) Billionaires (George Soros etc.), direct funds to an “Internet Propaganda Arm” pushing these views. The Democratic Alliance has been reported to instruct Fundees to not disclose their funding source.

For the past few years www.snopes.com 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. 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.

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 search a subject and do the research yourself.

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.

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 thinkSnopes.com is neutral and they can be trusted as factual. We need to make sure everyone is aware that that is a hoax in itself.

Thank you,
Alan Strong
Alan Strong CEO/Chairman
Commercial Programming Systems, Inc.
4400 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Suite
200 Studio City, CA. 91604-5039

Read more: thehuffingtonriposte.blogspot.com/2010/05/snopes-exposed.html#ixzz0osKwmKIs

11 responses to “Snopes.com Leans Left

  1. Given the commonality of their political “facts”, I suspected Snopes leaned left. But even moreso the fact that it was such a small operation always drew my suspicion. I heard about the mom and pop aspect some time ago; they’re not omnipotent, and I never could understand why so many gave them that level of respect.

    Same for Politifact- that site is run by the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, and yet so many refer to they’re proclamations as unbiased fact. Well, to that I say “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”

  2. I knew snopes.com was a left-leaning organization, but I didn’t know it was a mom and pop operation. I’ve also heard that factcheck.org is left-leaning, but I can’t verify it.

    If anyone has a good, non-partisan site for checking urban myths and legends, I sure would appreciate your posting it. Thanks!

  3. snopes.com… Status: Busted!

  4. Dave from Atlanta

    I have been to snopes very infrequently over the years, but had my suspicions when they were displaying the short form birth certificate and newspaper announcements as “proof” that Obama was born in Hawaii. Glad to see one more liberal bastion exposed for what it is – biased and promoting a political agenda.

  5. Figured as much.

  6. no pulitzer for snopes.com, but how about a nice shiney darwin award.
    and if the people of america are lucky maybe b. and m. obama will each receive a darwin award this year.
    also about soros i believe his organization moveon.org which also received funds from linda pritzker is heavily involved in the left wing brain washing of america.

  7. Basic fact checking shows this post to be wildly inaccurate. Before posting chain emails that undeservedly smear the site, why not check what snopes and factcheck.org and truthorfiction.com have to say on the matter?

    The original version of this hoax email has been around since 2008 and has mutated several times. The one thing that stays constant is that people CONTINUE to post it without doing the most elementary research. The irony is that people are relying on a chain letter to undermine the credibility of a site that has done an excellent job debunking false chain emails. Its like relying on pornsite popups for advice on your antivirus.

    • Since you seem to be so good at “basic fact checking,” why don’t you give us citations/links that establish the truth? Without citing credible sources and evidence, you are doing exactly what you accuse others of doing.

  8. “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!”

    But they did. The issue they were addressing was whether the sign was real, or whether it was just a Photoshopped fake. Hence, it’s filed under “Fauxtography.”

    They confirmed it was a photo of a real sign. They labelled it “True.” That was the whole point of the entry. Surely it’s not being suggested that they got that wrong, so what’s the problem?

  9. You might want to fact check yourself . The couple that runs snopes is a Canadian and a Republican. See this about.com article

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/internet/a/snopes_exposed.htm

  10. I’ve wondered about that subtle bias as well. Glad to hear that othes have picked up on it as well.

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