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Snopes -check it out.
I found a few things where Snopes was wrong.
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.com is the better source for verification, in my opinion.
I have recently discovered that Snopes.com is owned by a left wing 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 YouTube 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 mentioned the inaccuracies in Snopes.com a few months ago. I found out for myself that it is true. This website is backing Obama and is covering up for him. They will say anything is a hoax that makes him look bad.
Many people still think Snopes.com is neutral, and they can be trusted as factual. We need to make sure everyone is aware that this is a hoax in itself. Snopes.com is not for true fact checking due to its political leanings.
Here's what I have found:
Snopes was created in 1995 by Barbara and David Mikkelson, a California couple who met on the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup. The Mikkelsons also founded the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society, and were credited as the owners of the site until 2005. Barbara now works on the site full time, while David, a programmer, works on the site part time.
While I can't prove it, I too am somewhat suspect of their leftward bent given their take (or lack thereof) on several Obama stories. An example is their take on the Obama/Ayers connection as opposed to truthorfiction.com's take on the same subject. Snopes tends to minimize the connection categorizing the rumor as a "Partial Truth" while truthorfiction does not downplay the connection at all, calling it a "Truth", and in fact references a CNN (surprise, surprise) expose of the two, as well as a Wall Street Journal article about their connection. Snopes not only does not reference either source cited above, but instead lists a quote from an Obama spokesman as its main source (what a spin), leaving one to believe they are mere acquaintances.
Here's another comparison of Snopes vs. Truthorfiction's treatment of the email that has gone out regarding "Obama's 50 lies". Notice that Snopes often adds editorial comments favoring Obama on unproven statements, or even on proven ones where they say he is "taken out of context".
Yahoo! Answers - Who owns snopes.com? Why do we take their answers and opinion as truth?
Don't put your HOPES in SNOPES
Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 4:41:09 PM by XXXXXXX
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 purposeful 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?
On 7/17/2011 5:35 PM, XXXXXXXX wrote:
Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Courts Kagan
We-l-l-l-l now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes!
Ya' don't suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by Snopes, do ya'?
We've known that it was owned by a lefty couple but hadn't known it to be financed by Soros!
Snopes is heavily financed by George Soros; a big time supporter of Obama!
"Actually, it is just a left wing couple. It would be difficult to prove they get money from Soros"
In our Search for the truth department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions.
I went to Snopes to check something about the dockets of the new Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan who Obama appointed and Snopes said the email was false and there were no such dockets so I Googled the Supreme Court, typed in Obama-Kagan, and guess what?
Yep you got it; Snopes Lied!
Everyone of those dockets are there.
So Here is what I wrote toSnopes:
Referencing the article about Elena Kagan and Barak Obama dockets:
The information you have posted stating that there were no such cases as claimed and the examples you gave are blatantly false.
I went directly to the Supreme Courts website, typed in Obama Kagan and immediately came up with all of the dockets that the article made reference to.
I have long suspected that you really slant things but this was really shocking.
Thank You, I hope you will be much more truthful in the future, but I doubt it.
That being said, Ill bet you didn't know this.
Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship.
Now she may help rule on them.
Folks, this is really ugly.
Chicago Politics; and the beat goes on and on and on.
Once gain the US Senate sold us out!
Now we know why Obama nominated Elana Kagan for the Supreme Court.
Pull up the Supreme Courts website, go to the docket and search for Obama.
She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship.
He owed her big time.
All of the requests were denied of course.
They were never heard.
It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn't it?
The American people mean nothing any longer.
It's all about payback time for those who compromised themselves to elect someone who really has no true right to even be there.
Here are some websites of the Supreme Court Docket:
You can look up some of these hearings and guess what?
Elana Kagan is the attorney representing Obama!
Check out these examples:
There truly is tyranny afoot.
Quote for the Day "Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen" (and a president who won't provide proof either)