About Snopes.com

I don't know about the validity of this but after what has been learned

about Media Matters and others it certainly raises questions.


– very interesting. Truth or What?


This is worth thinking about & checking into. I have felt for some
time that Snopes.com was not quite telling the truth about some
things. I, like someone else in this article said, have seen
some of the things Obama said on a video and Snopes said it was false
or a hoax. You decide!


Who watches the watchers?

For the past few years http://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


Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it – kinda made 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
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 skepticisms – is a result of

http://www.snopes.com/ claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain

questions or issues 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 a State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville

hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash

across the internet, 'supposedly' the Mikkelsons claim to have researched

this issue before posting their findings on http://www.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.

A client of the State Farm agent personally contacted David Mikkelson (and
he replied back to him) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this

and the man 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, the man learned from Bud Gregg no one

from http://www.snopes.com/ ever contacted anyone with State Farm. Yet,

http://www.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 Mikkelsons are Democrats 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

Mikkelsons liberalism revealing itself in their website findings. Gee, what
a shock?

So, I say this now to everyone who goes to http://www.snopes.com/ to get what

they think to be the bottom line facts … 'precede 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 Mikkelsons do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experiences
of their 'not' fully looking into things.



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. Truth or Fiction's web-site http://www.truthorfiction.com/ is a better

source for verification, in my opinion.

I have recently discovered that http://www.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 http://www.snopes.com/ for
anything that remotely resembles truth (SIC ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES

TO LIBERAL vs CONSERVATIVE CONCERNS)! I don't even trust them to

tell me if email chains are hoaxes anymore.

A few conservative speakers on MySpace told me about http://www.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

http://www.snopes.com/ anymore for fact checking and make your friends aware

of their political leanings as well.

Many people still think http://www.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.

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