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Snopes is a hoax

This is a reprint of an e-mail a friend sent me.

I've known for a while now that it was a mom and pop operation and wondered how they could do what they do and what their bias was since we all have one.

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." Winston Churchill

Snopes.com is not giving the whole story! I always suspected David and Barbara Mikkelson, who were behind Snopes, were Obama and liberal oriented -- now we know!! Go to Google!!

Who watches the watchers?

Please read it all to the bottom!

Guess we have to use " Truth or Fiction" now.

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

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 motivation?

The reason for the questions - or skepticism's - 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 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 no one from snopes.com ever contacted anyone with State Farm. Yet snopes.com http://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 web site 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 facts... '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.

wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes.com

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. WWW.truthorfiction.com - A 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 conservatives 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.

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

Snopes itself is a hoax.


14 comments about Snopes is a hoax


#1

Posted By: FidoTue. Sep 14, 2010

Man. Talk about barking up the wrong tree. We are trying to purify the white race and abide to the wishes of our forefathers and protect our children from the atrocities headed in our direction... and you're prattling on about snopes. com. Jeez man get ahold of yourself.

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Posted By: Truth SeekerSat. Sep 25, 2010

I am glad they posted this. There has to be someone sending the truth about our "government. " You have too many sheep wanting to follow the "leader. " Can you say Hitler?

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Posted By: BunkumTue. Oct 12, 2010

With a website called mysorebutt. com - your credibility for honest information is unquestionable.

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Posted By: StrangeTue. Apr 26, 2011

im not saying that snopes is right or wrong on anything that they have posted on their site but to take info as fact from a site like wik I isnt really smart. anyone and everyone can go and post the dumbest s*** on wik I at anytime. best advice ive ever heard was take everything you see and hear with a grain of salt cuz people are always telling lies and useing smoke and mirrors

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Posted By: Spam BusterSat. Apr 21, 2012

I don't think this so called exposure of Snopes written by a person with an obvioulsy right wing agenda is worth anything.

The very polictical bias he accuses Snopes of, totally negates his argeuments using exactly his logic.

He has a political agenda himself, and anyone with that agenda is likely to distort the truth to suiy his argument.

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Posted By: Jtk4everSun. Apr 29, 2012

Definitely "SoreButt" has a biased, and incorrect opinion/agenda. FactCheck noted that Barbara Mikkelson was a Canadian citizen (and thus unable to vote in US elections) and David Mikkelson was an independent who was once registered as a Republican. You’d be hard-pressed to find two more apolitical people, with regard to U. S. politics!

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Posted By: Gary DFri. Aug 24, 2012

This hoax about Snopes.com, and variations, has been debunked by other fact check, truth or fiction sites on the Internet if you don't believe Snopes. Of course, this is an admitted right wing extreme site so it seems strange to see it pointing out bias.

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#8

Posted By: JoeMon. Dec 24, 2012

Best advice yet, strange

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Posted By: Blah BlahMon. Feb 18, 2013

Never heard of the site before today.

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Posted By: Blah BlahMon. Feb 18, 2013

at Jtk4ever She might have dual citizenship or could do so in the future if she hasn't already. All it takes is 5 years: Path to U.S. Citizenship

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Posted By: Joe BlackTue. Oct 1, 2013

I just looked at the Wikipedia page on Snopes and found nothing said here about it to be true. Where were you getting your information?

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Posted By: ClovisThu. Oct 3, 2013

Re: Joe Black

Anybody is free to write whatever on Wikipedia. A best it is a good starting point.

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Posted By: K SmithTue. Nov 12, 2013

How can you tell when a conservative is lying?

If his heart is still beating.

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#14

Posted By: DonFri. Nov 15, 2013

Thank you for your objective research "Adolph. "

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