Snopes.com is run by an embezzler, a hooker & a dominatrix

According to independent investigative journalist and former U.S. Navy officer and NSA employee Wayne Madsen, the fact-check website Snopes.com — which Facebook is using to combat so-called “fake news” — is a CIA operation.

Now, thanks to a report by the UK’s Daily Mail, we know Snopes not only peddles CIA propaganda, it is a sleazy outfit, run by an embezzler, a former hooker/porn star, and a dominatrix.

Reporting for Daily Mail, Dec. 21, 2016, Alana Goodman points out that Snopes.com will benefit from Facebook using the site as an arbiter of truth by determining what’s “fake news.” Now a DailyMail.com investigation has exposed Snopes.com’s sleazy underbelly.

(1) Owner is an embezzler

Owner and CEO David Mikkelson is accused by his former wife and Snopes‘ co-founder, Barbara Mikkelson, of embezzlement — using company money for prostitutes.

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The Mikkelsons founded Snopes in 1995. In 2015, their marriage ended in divorce, but both stayed on as co-owners of Snopes, which is registered under its legal name of Bardav, Inc. and were its sole board members. In the time since the couple split, David has run the company’s day-to-day operations, and authored a number of Snopes‘ “fact checks”.

Despite their divorce, the Mikkelsons are embroiled in a bitter and lengthy legal dispute, accusing each other of financial impropriety.

Barbara accuses David of embezzlement and “boondoggling” tax arrangements; David says Barbara took millions from their joint accounts and bought property in Las Vegas.

In court filings, Barbara, 57, accuses David, 56, of “raiding the corporate business Bardav bank account for his personal use and attorney fees” without consulting her:

  • Embezzling $98,000 from the company over the course of four years “which he expended upon himself and the prostitutes he hired”.
  • Embezzling nearly $10,000 from their business accounts between April and June of 2016 to pay for trips for him and his “girlfriend” — a 24-day “personal vacation” in India this year, and his girlfriend’s plane ticket to Buenos Aires. David and his attorneys countered that the India visit was a legitimate business trip for setting up a fact-checking website in India, and to get a sense of the culture. He said he went to Buenos Aires to attend an international fact-checking conference.

(2) Snopes’ Administrator is a hooker

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Snopes’ “administrative assistant” is Elyssa Young, 47, whom David Mikkelson married last month in Washington state.

Young is a long-time “escort” — a euphemism for call girl or prostitute — and porn star who has worked for decades under the name “Erin O’Bryn”. Although Young lists her job as “administrative assistant at Snopes” on LinkedIn, her escort websites and Twitter accounts still appear to be active. Online reviews suggest that she was working in Las Vegas as an escort as recently as March 2015.

On her escort website, Young calls herself “an elite and discreet companion” who “understands that while pleasure and passion may be explored in the bedroom, it is hardly the only place. I only accept a very limited number of new lovers because I’m only seeking long term engagements.” For those “long term engagements,” Young request “donation for my time, companionship, and entertainment” — “non-negotiable” rates of $1,200 for a minimum four hours and $5,000 for 24 hours.

Although the Mikkelsons have denied that Snopes is politically partisan, David’s new wife has a background in politics. In 2004 in Hawaii, Elyssa Young ran for U.S. Congress as a Libertarian, during which she handed out ‘Re-Defeat Bush’ cards and condoms stamped with the slogan “Don’t get screwed again”. She wrote on her campaign website: “Let’s face it, I am an unlikely candidate. I fully admit that I am a courtesan.” In the end she pulled in 3% of the vote, losing the seat to Democratic incumbent Neil Abercrombie — a pal of Obama who, in 2011, admitted he couldn’t find Obama’s long-form birth certificate. (See also “Hawaii Dept. of Education can’t find Obama’s school records“)

(3) Snopes fact-checker is a dominatrix

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One of Snopes‘ lead fact-checkers, Kim LaCapria, is a former sex-and-fetish blogger who went by the pseudonym “Vice Vixen”.

She described her blog as a lifestyle website “with a specific focus on naughtiness, sin, carnal pursuits, and general hedonism and bonne vivante-ery,” and regularly provided intimate advice and reviewed sex toys, including a vibrating wand that “drives boys mad” — “If you are doing something to your fella, and you apply this to the base of his cash-and-prizes while you carry on, he will scream and perhaps cry.”

LaCapria, aka Vice Vixen, also recommended one book with the review: “How to Tell A Naked Man What To Do seems like the perfect how-to for the dominatrix-in-waiting, or any girl looking to get in touch with her domme side. Mine, I wish I could shut her up sometimes, but there you go.” In others posts, LaCapria claimed to be “addicted to smutty HP [Harry Potter] fanfic.” Describing her day-off activities on another blog, she wrote that she “played scrabble, smoked pot, and posted to Snopes. That’s what I did on my day ‘on,’ too.”

David Mikkelson told the Dailymail.com that Snopes does not have a “standardized procedure” for fact-checking “since the nature of this material can vary widely” and that the process “involves multiple stages of editorial oversight, so no output is the result of a single person’s discretion.” He also said the company has no set requirements for fact-checkers because the variety of the work “would be difficult to encompass in any single blanket set of standards. Accordingly, our editorial staff is drawn from diverse backgrounds; some of them have degrees and/or professional experience in journalism, and some of them don’t.”

Financial details of Snopes.com disclosed in court papers show that the website is highly profitable:

  • In February 2016, it had gross advertising sales of $216,199 and a gross profit of $150,599.50.
  • Snopes’ expenses include:
    • $240,000 annual salary to David Mikkelson, in addition to $500,000 a year “draw on profits” to both David and Barbara in the divorce settlement. David is is seeking a pay rise to “2x or 3x” the $240,000, court documents show, although he was prepared to settle for $360,000.
    • $53,640 annual salary to Brooke, Binkowski, editor of Snopes.

Snopes has enabled the Mikkelsons’ accumulation of person wealth to the tune of:

  • A $205,000 home in Las Vegas
  • A $1,525,000 home in Calabasas, Los Angeles
  • Two savings accounts with $3,064,993
  • A cash account with $81,785
  • A stock account with $47,588
  • IRAs valued at $455,101
  • A a baseball card collection which was not valued.

To conclude, if you use Snopes for “fact-checking,” not only are you swallowing CIA and Democrat propaganda, you are contributing to the wealth of the sleazy Mikkelsons and staff.

H/t Mark McGrew and FOTM‘s Longknife 21

~Eowyn

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29 responses to “Snopes.com is run by an embezzler, a hooker & a dominatrix

  1. The Dr. strikes down these shake-down artists like a Samurai in a Zatoich! movie:)

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  2. Oh and-you are merciless Dr.!

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  4. Everybody needs to send this to every person and news site you can. WORK AT IT.
    THEY need to be DESTROYED. THEY are trying to destroy us.
    Dr. Eowyn doesn’t post things like this for entertainment. These satanists are actively trying, every single waking moment to destroy us.
    Fight back and fight back hard. Make THEM cower, run and hide.
    It is the duty of everyone who reads this site to distribute the knowledge.
    If you do not send this out to others, you are helping the satanists.
    Quit talking and do it. Fight them every day. Dr. Eowyn does. Why can’t you??????????

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  5. I joked in an earlier post to rescue the cat.
    That being said, this is more proof that the CIA, in my opinion, MUST not be merely “reigned in,” (as President Carter attempted to do) but MUST be dechartered and TAKEN APART, brick by brick.
    Doing so will not spare the world of every devious con-artist. But it WOULD get the Government out of the business of FUNDING them.

    But, once again, it’s up to every individual to break through his own bubble. We can, AND DO, laud the efforts of Wayne Madsen (whom I picked up in the cab years ago). But it’s up to every individual to break out of his own bubble. I have tried to help others break out of their bubbles, once Alex Jones and FOTM and others on the internet have helped me. And we must help President Trump break out of HIS bubble (He is in at least ONE: It’s called Support for Israel.) And we must remember that it’s all a NUMBERS GAME: We cannot expect to bat 1,000 here.

    And so the UPWARD SLOG continues….

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    • Steven, you wrote that “the CIA, in my opinion, MUST not be merely ‘reigned in…’ but MUST be dechartered and TAKEN APART, brick by brick.” While I agree that this is the MOST desirable outcome, I think it is so entrenched that it’s likley already foreseen this reaction and created fallback positions inside related agencies w/the connivance of their ‘colleagues’ in those branches.

      The infamous USAID comes to mind for me, because its budget is spent on very little real agricultural progress or benefits to other nations, but rather exists to get deeply inside native communities to apprise the likelihood of fomenting rebellion or at least creating useful havoc as a distraction to larger schemes.

      I understand that the KNOWN CIA budget is 20 times larger than the State Department’s, which shows you how much trust we have in diplomacy. If we include its ‘black budget’ that multiplier likely rises to 30X. The Founders would be furious at how matters have gone in only 150 years!

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  6. This is great!
    Barb appears to be considerably older than David. The Lib myth(?) is they started Snopes in a double-wide trailer, and that one or both were Canadians(?) Obvious Libtards. Now old Coyote and aging Boy-Toy fighting over their “ill gotten gains”. Where is the Media on THIS?.
    Where did they get all this money? To buy stuff, mansions, squander on luxury vacations, and “embezzle” from each other? Rumors were they were supported by Soros & his friends, now even the Obamunist CIA is the Big Payoff! (?) Who would by “Advertising” here with any real expectation of return?
    Whoever their “benefactors” are, these two are very successful at “milking their cows”. And David has a hooker/wife and a dominitrix in the mix? “My God, how the money rolls in, Rolls in!” (Old drinking song.)
    ‘Their “Fact Checking” may be a bit questionable, about like their financial dealings and their morals, but these Social Justice types are successful “Capitalists”. The Lib/Prog Propagandists needed someone to swear to their lies and Snopes was right there to provide the service. Intellectual prostitution won’t get you AIDS, and there doesn’t seem to be any law against it. Easy, Pleasy!

    Elyssa/Erin looked hot in some earlier photos, but this high living has turned her into a pork-chop in this latest pic. LMAO!

    Great story, Doc! You always manage to find the “extra details” that really make it interesting, and FUNNY! At least to my “Dark” and bloody-minded sense of humor! And most Lib/Progs are really “Dark” and hypocritical!
    All these Social Justice Warriors seem to have “Feet of Clay” or much worse.

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  7. Trump and his administration are going to have to address these attacks on free speech and the real fake news and take them down, including the faction(s) of the CIA who are traitors and dangerous to our Republic.

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  8. And most importantly, Snopes is owned and run by leftist, subversive Joos.

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  9. And not one real “news” outlet will do any kind of investigative reporting on this. Gotta keep their fake news operations alive.

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  10. Ahhh, when the libtards cannibalize themselves…Sooo goooooood……

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  11. Hmmm…Facebook is a CIA operation and so is SNOPES…SURPRISE SURPRISE! They just can’t help but reveal themselves and since “all the world is a stage” every one is watching! YHWH is displaying them out an their inward parts are showing.

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  12. I knew something was up with SNOPES WHEN THEY DISAGREE WITH JUST ABOUT everything. It is like who died and left them boss?

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  13. I heard that George Soros is the owner of SNOPES.

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  20. The ideal needed cover for MSM, etc.

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  21. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
    Felt this was the case. Never used Snopes.
    kommonsentsjane

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  22. Snopes used to have practical advice on email phishing scams and other chain mail fake-outs. Now, they are just a shill for the REAL criminals – the Federal gov’t intelligence operations (well, those in the executive ranks..). When they said JFK was killed by Oswald, I knew it had become a shill site.

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