Fw: Snopes is not always correct...

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.
www.truthorfiction.com www.truthorfiction.com> is the better source for verification, in my opinion.
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 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 told me about snopes.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. This website is backing Obama and is covering up for him. They will say anything that makes him look bad is a hoax and they also tell lies on the other side about McCain and Palin.
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 itself.


Matto the Hun said...

Dear Right Wing Kool-Aid Drinker,

You know what is wrong more often than snopes? The emails idiots like you forward.




Typical right wing gripe, when facts and reality turn against them, it's time to slander reality.

Gotta hand it to the right no matter how far their head are shoved up their own ass, they'll always find a way to shove them up there further.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that Snopes is actually a flawed tool used to promote a specific agenda would be pretty damaging. If only they had some specific examples they could point to rather than vague innuendo.

I like how the Fox/GOP approach to objectivity goes:

If liberal, you are slanted and cannot be trusted.
If moderate, you are a closet liberal and thus, cannot be trusted.
If conservative, you will only provide the truth and the facts.

SJT said...

Apparently Truthorfiction.com is also a part of the big evil liberal conspiracy, since they came out today denouncing this very email and its claims about Snopes.


Matto the Hun said...



How funny!

So I guess we can look forward to an email just like this snopes email only with Truthorfiction.com substituted for snopes.

Anonymous said...

This is actually really frightening.
The more and more that FACT starts to hit Conservatives in the face, the more organizations of disinformation they erect.

Besides the above truthorfiction.com (when snopes facts gets in the way of agenda) there is also:

Conservapedia.com in place of wikipedia. Feel free to peruse at such neutral topics as Al Gore, Global Warming, Evolution and Ronald Reagan ("one of the greatest American Presidents")

And when meddling facts such as the earth being more than 6,000 years old, why not start your own museum, where Jesus lived in the time of dinosaurs like over at the Creation Museum in Kentucky

CNN to Fox is also another good example.

Anonymous said...

I love how the RW lacks logic. If Snopes were in Obama's pocket, why would they debunk or confirm rumors about various Republicans such as George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, or John McCain?

Anonymous said...

Righties always claim to have done all this "research", but they never seem to go past "sources" like FOX news or right-wing blogs.

They keep using that word. I don't think it means what they think it means.

giantslor said...

I love how this email provides lots of links and sources proving that Snopes are a bunch of liars. Whoops, my bad. It's a bunch of typical right-wing assertions without any supporting evidence.

It's not surprising that the owners of Snopes are liberals, and that very little of the stuff they debunk comes from liberal sources. Why is there not a website devoted to fraudulent left-wing forwards? It's because liberals don't need to create hoaxes to forward their agenda -- their agenda sells itself and the opposition's agenda damns itself. Nor do they believe it would be moral to create such hoaxes. This stuff almost always comes from the right.

Reality really does have a liberal bias.

Anonymous said...

I do look up certain things on Snopes to see if it is true or not.
I did look something up that was political a few years ago and was very surprised to see they had said something that was wrong. It was obvious is was not a mistake. It was Political and against the conservatives. I did realize from what they said the person writing it was a Liberal.
I do not remember what it was I read. I can make no proof but am just saying what I had remember.
Still I will look up certain things to see if it is true. But Politcal I will not have faith in to be true.
Because someone believes in the opposite view of another, it should be acceptable in my opinion.
When someone says a lie or repeats things they do not know to be true in politics is what is hurting this country. I am a conservative. I do not always agree with the conservative party but I do believe A Liberal has every right to think and believe what they want.
What I really have a hard time understanding is why the people in the spotlight lie so much for their party. If you always say the truth you will keep a good reputation. If you lie it will come out and people know. Some people will still believe you but a lot of people still know the truth and your name gets put down as dishonest more.

I Think Snopes does an Honest job of trying to say the truth. But I do not believe they do with Political information.

Good or Bad, Truth is always Best.

Anonymous said...

Snopes.com is a secret tool of the Democratic Party to promote Barack Obama- Fiction!

Summary of the eRumor:
An eRumor about Snopes.com accusing them being owned by a flaming liberal and this man is in the tank for Obama.

The Truth:
In October, 2008, stories began circulating via forwarded emails that the popular urban legends site Snopes.com was owned by liberals and was "in the tank" for presidential candidate Barack Obama.

As with many forwarded emails, the criticism did not include any example of what the writer of the email claimed was the difference between what Snopes.com reported and what Barack Obama had actually said.

Snopes.com is an excellent site that has become an authoritative source for information about urban legends and forwarded emails. We regard David and Barbara Mikkelson, the founders and operators of Snopes.com, as colleagues and professional researchers who have earned a good reputation for what they do.

We can give a unique perspective on this story because we do the same kind of work as Snopes.com and have sometimes been the target of similar criticism.

We've got a collection of emails that have come to TruthOrFiction.com accusing us of being "right wing whackos" as well as "liberals" and "communists." We've been suspected of being owned and operated by both Republicans and Democrats. We've been called "Christian propagandists" as well as "atheists pretending to be neutral." We occasionally receive emails that have elaborate theories about who "really" owns us and what our "real" motives are.
The bottom line is that if you try to report the truth, there will be those who don't like the truth you've reported and who will develop suspicions about why you did.
That, in our view, is what is happening with Snopes.

gruaud said...

What a great post. Thanks, anon.

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