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Is Snopes Liberal?
me ^ | 07/02/2008 | vanity

Posted on 07/02/2008 2:46:57 PM PDT by spacejunkie01

I have been looking at Snopes to "confirm" certain things out there about Obama. For instance, quotes from his books, and Snopes comes across as very liberal, defending Obama and making excuses for what he's said. Most of the quotes, he did in fact say but Snopes likes to say it was taken out of context, etc. Anyone else have an opinion on this?

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Religion
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; dnctalkingpoints; liberal; liberalsnopes; obama; snopes; snopesbias; zogbyism

1 posted on 07/02/2008 2:46:57 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: spacejunkie01

Yes. Figured it out long time ago. Do the have a fixed set of authors or is it “free contributors”.


2 posted on 07/02/2008 2:49:12 PM PDT by SolidWood (Refusal to vote for McCain is active support of Obama. Period.)
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To: spacejunkie01

INTREP


3 posted on 07/02/2008 2:49:26 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: spacejunkie01

Yes, Snopes is owned by a liberal. Can’t remember his name but he’s for Obama.


4 posted on 07/02/2008 2:49:46 PM PDT by Axlrose
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To: spacejunkie01
Yes a lib and...

TRUE: Snopes is in the tank for Obama.

5 posted on 07/02/2008 2:51:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: spacejunkie01

I know a professor, O groupie, and fan of all things liberal-especially the ACLU.

Prof uses and has students use Snopes to check for the “truth” of their info.


6 posted on 07/02/2008 2:53:01 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: spacejunkie01

I used to use them to debunk stuff about W. Haven’t been there lately. Should be easy enough to read the passages in his book and compare to Snopes. I would be interested to know if they are fudging it.


7 posted on 07/02/2008 2:56:10 PM PDT by cw35
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To: cw35

I would too but don’t have his books. Think we can read them free on line? The thing is, I don’t know if I can bring myself to read them :|


8 posted on 07/02/2008 2:58:02 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: spacejunkie01

Snopes is a victim of his own BS and thinks he’s omniscient.


9 posted on 07/02/2008 2:58:22 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: spacejunkie01

Yes, Snopes lied about Kerry on the Swift Boat stuff that I had seen confirmed by multiple sources (including raw documents).

It’s a fun site, but completely biased.


10 posted on 07/02/2008 3:00:29 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: wendy1946

if you type in ‘dreams of my father’ in the search box, the first thing that comes up is the email that’s going around about quotes from his books that OBAMA made. Snopes makes excuses for what he says but doesn’t dispel what he says. Except for one quote (so they say) but its from an interview that obama gave, most likely with a liberal rag.


11 posted on 07/02/2008 3:00:37 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: spacejunkie01

Look at their true and false page on John Kerry

http://www.snopes.com/politics/kerry/kerry.asp


12 posted on 07/02/2008 3:02:04 PM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: spacejunkie01

Snopes is a Leftist site run by Leftist activists who use their False Authority to promote the Leftist Agenda.

In 2003, they took down the Clinton Body Count and linked the Bush Body Count in its place.

That same March they publicly stated their opposition to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

I refuse to give that site the Web hit they so desperately need.


13 posted on 07/02/2008 3:02:15 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: spacejunkie01

Yes, in my OPINION, both Snopes and FactCheck.org lean left.

This isn’t to say that both sites don’t sometimes debunk a LEFTY lie. But they still lean left. It’s like seeing a non-leftist editorial in the NY Times or The Nation; on such occasions, one can point to these websites and say, “Why, even the left-leaning Snopes says this Howard Dean comment is baloney.”


14 posted on 07/02/2008 3:02:23 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: spacejunkie01

Here’s a site I used to go to before I found Snopes. Have no idea what their leaning is, but could probably compare some controversial stories. Who knows they may be liberal also. http://www.truthorfiction.com/


15 posted on 07/02/2008 3:03:53 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: Old Sarge

It is a curiosity how those supposedly committed to getting to the truth can maintain such a level of delusion. Who can understand it?


16 posted on 07/02/2008 3:05:51 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Old Sarge

Snopes is also lying about that dang ghost in “Three Men and a Baby.” Cardboard cut-out of Danson my ass. That thing is real!


17 posted on 07/02/2008 3:07:15 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: spacejunkie01; SolidWood; Das Outsider

ALTERNATIVES TO SNOPES

COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVE
http://commonsenseconservative.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/liberal-myth-busters.html

MY HERITAGE
http://www.squidoo.com/myheritageMythBusters

TRUTH OR FICTION
TruthOrFiction.com

FACT CHECK
http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/huckabees_fiscal_record.html

FIND ARTICLES
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_12_18/ai_84396670

URBAN LEGENDS
http://urbanlegends.about.com/

SCAM BUSTERS
http://www.scambusters.org/legends.html


18 posted on 07/02/2008 3:10:30 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: spacejunkie01

Yes, they certainly seems to be Obama supporters.


19 posted on 07/02/2008 3:30:23 PM PDT by devere
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To: Jo Nuvark

I clicked on urbanlegends. They’re as moon-batty as Snopes.


20 posted on 07/02/2008 4:07:43 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: spacejunkie01

I’m glad you asked that here, and I was able to see fellow FReepers answers. I have read things on Snopes, and I have wondered if others too thought they leaned left. The problem is that Snopes is often cited as an all knowing source, but it is run by people (of course), and no one is perfect.


21 posted on 07/02/2008 5:24:11 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Don't blame me, I supported Duncan Hunter.)
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To: spacejunkie01

Though they try to disguise it, Snopes is liberal.

“Who watches the watchers?”


22 posted on 07/02/2008 5:26:36 PM PDT by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: SolidWood
Do the have a fixed set of authors or is it “free contributors”.

From Wikipedia:

Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, a couple from California who married after meeting on the newsgroup alt.folklore.urban. The couple also founded the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society, and were credited as the owners of the site until 2005. The site is organized according to topic and includes a messageboard where questionable stories and pictures may be posted.

Most of the write-ups are done but by Barbara "She's for Obama" Mikkelson.

23 posted on 07/02/2008 5:51:32 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: spacejunkie01

snopes, google, who can you trust on the internet anymore?


24 posted on 07/02/2008 6:30:36 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: spacejunkie01

Yes. Snopes is a Lib run flack site.

There are apolitical urban legends that they cribbed from Jan Brunvand’s wonderful books.

The rest is a bunch of partisan spin. They defend their biased spin which can flip a rumor from “true” to “false” to “a bit of both” by playing with the framing synopsis that they use to describe the rumor.

They sat out in hope that Hillary did NOT lie about her name for YEARS. Near the end the best they could do was to claim that maybe Hillary’s MOM had lied to her about the origin of her name (anything to no conclude that Hillary had lied). In the end, a campaign staffer came forward to say that it had all be a little white lie.

there is a keyword snopesbias, it has some more detailed examples.

Even Obama’s fight the smears scampaign will give an outright denial to rumors that do have an element of truth. For instance, Obama DID study the koran and HAS retained some of that knowledge (like the words to the Islamic call to prayer). The Madrassa bit was wrong but it is incorrect to say that he never had any muslim education.

Just as it is incorrect for the Obama staff to claim that Obama ALWAYS holds his hand over his heart during the national anthem.


25 posted on 07/02/2008 8:51:46 PM PDT by weegee (CHANGE? A more truthful slogan would be to proclaim Obama the candidate of FLIP FLOP.)
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To: Pinkbell

Wikipedia is ALSO cited as an “all knowing” source.

And what know what that is worth.

The Liberal mantra is POLITICIZE EVERYTHING.


26 posted on 07/02/2008 9:18:40 PM PDT by weegee (CHANGE? A more truthful slogan would be to proclaim Obama the candidate of FLIP FLOP.)
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To: Old Sarge

Not all of the hoax sites I referenced are
conservative, they are merely alternatives.


27 posted on 07/02/2008 9:43:29 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Jo Nuvark
Hoaxbusters was a good site to go to for many years. It was maintained by the Computer Incident Advisory Capability at the US Dept. of Energy. They are no longer supporting it and have invited any other US agency to come forward to host it if they wish.

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/HBHoaxIndex.html

Their files still exist and even provide directions to minimize the spread of hoaxes, chain letters, urban myths and other bogus information being routed around the Internet.

28 posted on 07/03/2008 7:08:51 AM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: spacejunkie01
Is Snopes Liberal?

No, it's a good resource for debunking a lot of chain emails filled with nonsense that go around.
29 posted on 07/03/2008 7:14:48 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: mysterio; spacejunkie01; SolidWood; Das Outsider; LiteKeeper; Axlrose; Red Steel; ...

Nope. Snopes seems to be self validating.

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1&attid=0.1&disp=inline&view=att&th=11aea1a4a1a71894


30 posted on 07/03/2008 11:21:05 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: spacejunkie01
Is Snopes Liberal?

Yes, definitely yes but still useful.

31 posted on 07/03/2008 1:57:50 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: spacejunkie01
Yes they are. Look at how they explain away Hillary's involvement with the Black Panthers.
32 posted on 07/03/2008 1:59:40 PM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: spacejunkie01; SolidWood; Das Outsider; LiteKeeper; Axlrose; Red Steel; ...

CARTOON FIXED ... (Thanks bvw).

http://blog.miramarmike.co.nz/2008/06/snopes-cartoon.html


33 posted on 07/03/2008 8:14:31 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Snopes claims the story about Uncle Don Carney is an urban legend. My father heard the thing as it happened.


34 posted on 07/03/2008 8:52:32 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Jo Nuvark

That’s funny!


35 posted on 07/03/2008 8:55:06 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: rawhide
snopes, google, who can you trust on the internet anymore?

There's a website ran by a fella who calls himself "Jim Rob" or something.

I think its called something like "Freeper Public" or something.

36 posted on 07/03/2008 8:57:14 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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