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  • Snopes Attacks Dr. Zelenko - Calls his Covid-19 protocol effectiveness "UNPROVEN" (Hydroxychloroquine+ZPAK)

    03/31/2020 12:31:00 PM PDT · by nwrep · 44 replies
    Snopes ^ | March 31, 2020 | Snopes
    Judgement on Dr. Zelenko's Covid-19 treatment from Snopes: Has Dr. Zelenko Successfully Treated 669 Coronavirus Patients? A blog post asserting that people responded well to an experimental COVID-19 treatment is in no way an evidence-based contribution to science. Dr. Vladimir Zelenko's 669 COVID-19 patients that were treated with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and zinc have seen zero hospitalizations, complications, or deaths. As has been noted elsewhere, combining hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can cause serious problems for people with certain heart conditions. Though zinc appears to be an important factor in several immune functions, a potential mechanism for how it might...
  • Fact Check: AP Says Biden Getting Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired to Protect Hunter Is ‘False Narrative’

    01/25/2020 7:57:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 2020 | Robert Kraychik
    The Associated Press (AP) described the matter of Joe Biden’s leveraging of U.S. foreign aid to pressure Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating corruption at Burisma — a Ukrainian energy company upon whose board of directors Hunter Biden sat — in order to protect his second son as a “false narrative.” The AP echoed similar news media outlets’ mischaracterization of the above-mentioned event, including the New York Times, Snopes, NPR, USA Today, Vox, and the Washington Post. In a column identifying differing perceptions of political goings on being related to varying news media consumption patterns, the AP dismisses Joe Biden’s...
  • Nolte: Snopes Announces It Will Now Fight Trump Using ‘Feelings’ and ‘Emotion’

    10/12/2019 11:08:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2019 | John Nolte
    Just like he did with far-left CNN, President Trump has just forced the phony, left-wing fact check site Snopes to throw out every standard of professional journalism. In a stunning admission (of what we already knew), Snopes announced Thursday that Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are such a unique threat to world that “experts must find new ways to reach people.” Which means that — get this — Trump and Johnson must be “countered by the shared stories, experiences and emotions of real people and how they are affected by the big global issues.” “Public austerity measures, for...
  • Snopes Spins Away from the Facts: Born-Alive Baby Thrown in the Trash

    10/07/2019 6:52:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 1, 2019 | Tim Graham
    Our News Analysis Division has given this fact checker a rating of: Deeply Distorted Deeply Distorted Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review pointed out the silliness of what they call a "Fact Check" these days. On Monday, Snopes.com asked the question "Was a Baby Born Alive at 23 Weeks ‘Thrown in the Trash’?" The factual answer is "Yes." But Snopes had to define it down to a "Mixture" of truth and falsehood....because facts can be spun! What's True The co-owner of an abortion clinic in Florida did cut the umbilical cord of a baby who had been born alive before the...
  • Babylon Bee Vows to Fight Back after Snopes Doubles Down on Critique: Satire vs. The Fact Checkers

    08/20/2019 6:40:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/20/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    Last month, the satire site The Babylon Bee lawyered up after liberal fact-checker Snopes tried to deplatform it by calling it "fake news" and suggesting the Babylon Bee did not rise to the level of satire. The Babylon Bee's lawyer sent a demand letter, and Snopes altered the offending article. But last week, Snopes unloaded two more attacks on the Bee, and the Bee vowed to keep fighting back."Snopes is at it again. We had hoped that a demand letter from our attorneys would prompt changes. And it seemed to. Snopes did go back and edit their defamatory fact-check, revising...
  • Snopes Issues Pre-Approval Of All Statements Made During Tonight's Democratic Debate

    08/03/2019 3:29:36 PM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | July 30, 2019
    U.S.—With the Democratic primary debates in full swing, many fact-checking websites are preparing to review candidates’ statements for accuracy. Thankfully, Snopes, the most unbiased fact-checking website ever, has found a way to expedite their evaluation process. Since their original founding in 1957 by the KGB, Snopes has gained a reputation for objectively reporting what someone’s secret motivations probably were, and what they probably really meant when they said something. More recently, they have perfected the art of determining whether a satirical article is hilarious, left-leaning comedy or divisive, conservative-leaning fake news. As part of their ongoing goal of being able...
  • No Joke: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Facebook Partner, Snopes Over “Fact Checks”

    07/30/2019 2:02:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Even the satirists at the Babylon Bee have a limit to jokes — and the attempts by Snopes to “fact check” their humor doesn’t qualify. In a message to subscribers yesterday, the Bee declared that Snopes was attempting to exploit its position as a Facebook partner to “deplatform” the conservative satire site. In response, the Babylon Bee has decided to sic their very real and non-humorous attorneys against the urban-legend site to put an end to their harassment: As you know, fake news—which is distinguished from satire by its intent to mislead—was widely considered a serious issue in the...
  • Snopes Issues Pre-Approval Of All Statements Made During Tonight's Democratic Debate

    07/30/2019 1:26:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    BabylonBee.com ^ | 7-30-2019 | Babylon Bee
    U.S.—With the Democratic primary debates in full swing, many fact-checking websites are preparing to review candidates’ statements for accuracy. Thankfully, Snopes, the most unbiased fact-checking website ever, has found a way to expedite their evaluation process. Since their original founding in 1957 by the KGB, Snopes has gained a reputation for objectively reporting what someone’s secret motivations probably were, and what they probably really meant when they said something. More recently, they have perfected the art of determining whether a satirical article is hilarious, left-leaning comedy or divisive, conservative-leaning fake news. As part of their ongoing goal of being able...
  • Snopes Bumbles Again with the Babylon Bee, and the Stinger Is Sharp

    07/26/2019 7:36:34 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 39 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | July 26, 2019 | Tim Graham
    The astringently humorless "fact check" squad at Snopes.com just keeps ripping the Babylon Bee website, painting their satire as "misinformation." This time, Ellie Gardey at the Daily Caller forced Snopes to revise their "fact check" and add actual facts. The Bee was mocking Georgia state Rep. Erica Thomas for claiming a man told her to "go back" to where she came from in the Express Lane at the local Publix supermarket. They inserted the eternally gracious staff at Chick-fil-A into the scene for laughs: “Georgia Lawmaker Claims Chick-Fil-A Employee Told Her To Go Back To Her Country, Later Clarifies He...
  • ‘Fact checker’ Snopes gets key facts wrong on Ocasio-Cortez campaign finance scandal

    03/09/2019 8:52:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | March 9, 2019 | Daily Caller News Foundation
    The left-leaning fact-checking website Snopes butchered facts about a PAC controlled by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide in a story published Thursday. Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her former campaign chair and current chief of staff, obtained majority control of Justice Democrats in December 2017. The PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, has been widely credited with manufacturing her upset victory over incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley. Snopes writer Dan MacGuill falsely claimed in his story that Chakrabarti, who served as executive director of Justice Democrats, “was not an official agent or...
  • New York Reveals Its Blood Lust for Baby Killing

    01/26/2019 12:26:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2019 | Michael Brown
    New York was already doing a fine job of slaughtering its unborn, especially its black babies. Why, then, did it need to pass a new, more extreme abortion law? And why did New York do this on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade? There’s one simple answer: blood lust.Secular media outlets are reporting that New York just updated its “archaic” abortion law.Yet somehow, even with that “archaic” law, New York was already the abortion capital of America, aborting babies at twice the national average.Somehow, New York was still managing to kill one baby for every two babies born.And, despite that...
  • Snopes Lies Again, Claims New York Bill Didn’t Really Legalize Abortions Up to Birth

    01/24/2019 5:55:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | JAN 24, 2019 | 6:24PM | MICAIAH BILGER
    Snopes let its left-wing bias get in the way of the truth again this week when it “fact checked” reports about a radical new pro-abortion law in New York. The so-called Reproductive Health Act goes beyond Roe v. Wade, allowing unborn babies to be aborted even when the U.S. Supreme Court has said states may restrict abortions. The law’s broad language will allow late-term abortions on viable, healthy unborn babies for basically any reason up to birth. Snopes contested the fact and criticized LifeNews.com for describing the law in those terms. “The law does not allow for unrestricted abortion up...
  • New York Senate Erupts in Applause After Passing Horrific Late-Term Abortion Bill

    01/24/2019 3:48:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 124 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 1/23/19 | Will Maule
    The New York Senate was seen erupting in feverish applause after voting 38-24 to approve a bill which would allow abortion up to birth. Heralded as a major victory for pro-abortion activists, the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) was signed on the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Why is the new legislation so horrifying? Simply put, the RHA will allow for the termination of fully formed babies. The killings can take place if the patient is 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, if there is an absence of fetal viability, or, if “the abortion...
  • NY Abortion Law: Bishops’ response more disgusting still

    01/25/2019 5:09:10 PM PST · by piusv · 17 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | January 25, 2019 | Louie Verrecchio
    On January 22, the 46th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, the New York State legislature approved the so-called “Reproductive Health Act” (RHA), which effectively legalizes full-term abortions without restriction; up to and including mere moments before birth. Later that day, self-identified “Catholic” Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is as much a “son of the Church” as Jorge Bergoglio, signed the bill into law to the demonic cheers of godless liberals whose appetite for sex-without-consequences and human genocide is plainly insatiable. Given that the entire “reproductive rights” movement is a diabolical enterprise, it should come as no surprise that its minions are...
  • Snopes, Fact-Checker For Facebook And Google, Botches Nathan Phillips Fact Check

    01/25/2019 11:30:23 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/25/2019 | Pete Hasson
    Snopes refused to correct an inaccurate fact-check calling it “unproven” that American Indian activist Nathan Phillips falsely claimed to be a Vietnam veteran. It’s a proven fact that Phillips falsely claimed to be a Vietnam veteran. Both Facebook and Google give Snopes preferential treatment on their platforms. Snopes, a left-leaning fact-checking website given preferential treatment by both Facebook and Google, flubbed its fact-check of American Indian activist Nathan Phillips’ false claim of being a Vietnam veteran.
  • ‘Fact Checkers’ at Snopes Attempt to Bail Out Stacey Abrams from Armed Black Panthers Story

    11/05/2018 2:16:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    The so-called “fact checkers” at Snopes have reached out to Breitbart News in an openly partisan attempt to wash away the story of armed members of the New Black Panther Party campaigning for the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, Stacey Abrams. Over the weekend, Breitbart News–among other media outlets–published explosive photographs of armed Black Panthers campaigning for Abrams, holding up her campaign sign while also holding up various guns. In the story, Breitbart News included a quote from the campaign of her GOP opponent, Brian Kemp, calling on her to denounce the radicals campaigning for her. The story went viral....
  • Blumenthal Hits Back at Trump for 'Nonsense' Personal Attacks About His Military Service

    10/03/2018 3:29:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Obtober 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tweets at link. On Monday, President Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh in part by tearing apart the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He had particularly choice words for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who claimed that placing Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would forever be a "stain" on the institution. He has also stated that Trump's prior reluctance to call an FBI probe into the allegations against the nominee was "tantamount to a cover-up." So, Trump took that as an opportunity to zing Blumenthal this week for fabricating his military service back in 2010. In a campaign speech Monday, Trump gave...
  • Does Snopes need to Update Comey/Corruption? [aw!m vanity]

    08/17/2018 4:23:51 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 18 replies
    According to a new book out that was promoted on Hannity [radio] today, Comey/Corruption is now quite obvious. I confess, I don't remember the book's name. If someone does, please let me know. Snopes is trying to debunk any 'proof' of the connection with the following website: Did James Comey Take Millions from the Clinton Foundation? No evidence suggests that former FBI Director James Comey financially benefited from Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable foundation. [snip] [Interestingly, the same page confirms many claims.]
  • What is Snopes.com – Can it be Trusted?

    08/15/2018 5:51:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Metallicman ^ | August 2018 | Editorial staff
    Not strictly limited to politics, Snopes.com is a website that supposedly attempts to debunk and invalidate urban legends, Internet rumors and other stories of uncertain origin. Today, they are the voice of the statist globalist oligarchy. Of course, others mostly rich country-club Democrats, think otherwise. They point out the mission statement at the website. It is officially an “independent entity” privately owned by its operators. Not for profit? The owners, Barbara and David Mikkelson, have both publicly stated that they receive no funding in any form. Curious. Most curious. This is really, really interesting. You know, it sure is curious...
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT SNOPES: THE UNRELIABLE ‘FACTS’ OF A FACT-CHECKING SITE

    05/03/2018 8:03:32 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    barbwire ^ | Robert Knight on 3 May, 2018 | Robert Knight on 3 May, 2018
    This past week, Snopes jumped the shark. In a post about California Assembly Bill 2943, a frightening piece of pure-grade totalitarianism, Snopes belittled a conservative opponent and misrepresented the legislation. The anti-“conversion therapy” bill sponsored by San Jose Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low basically forbids provision of counseling, books, advice, referrals, etc. aimed at helping someone overcome same-sex desires or transgender identification. In other words, it criminalizes the sexual morality code of every major religion and especially Christianity — the real target. It should chill every freedom-loving American that this spectacular violation of the First Amendment passed the California House by...