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  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • WHEN NOT OUTRIGHT LYING, FACT-CHECKERS MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES

    09/04/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2012 | John Nolte
    The era of fact-checkers being trusted as honest brokers might be over, but that doesn't mean they won't do what the equally irrelevant mainstream media does: double down in their spewing of narrative-lies and propaganda to aid and abet the left. Case in point, Politifact. Politiact is the worst of the mainstream media's dishonest fact-checkers (no small feat). They're the ones who ruled as true the absolute lie that Obama increased federal spending at a lower rate than any other modern president. Because there is no bottom to how low Politifact will go, Politifact is now brazenly lying by awarding a...
  • Snopes Scrubs Article On Obama's Mama's Picture-Porn: Excluded From Wayback Machine (Marcy Moore/s)

    06/16/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 105 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | June 16, 2012 | Unattributed
    It appears Snopes.com scrubbed their "report" on Obama's mom posing nude. When Snopes originally published their article they tagged the claim "undetermined" and then sometime later tagged it as "false" claiming the nude woman in the photos was Marcy Moore. Now Snopes pulled the article altogether and had the URL excluded from the Wayback Machine. Wonder why?
  • Scrubbed again! Obama's hospital doctor changed

    05/08/2011 8:39:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    WND ^ | May 08, 2011 | WND
    The online hoaxbusting website Snopes.com has changed its reference to the purported attending physician at Barack Obama's birth. WND reported just days ago that the site, along with a Buffalo newspaper, referenced a Dr. Rodney T. West as the physician at the birth. However, since that report was published, the passage has been edited to remove a section saying the woman interviewed, talking about the "obstetrician who delivered him," was "referring to Dr. Rodney T. West, who died in February at the age of 98."
  • Snopes.Com Caught in a Lie and Spins it Rather than Admits Error

    08/04/2009 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies · 3,222+ views
    Snopes.Com ^ | August 2009 | Commentary on Snopes
    On the morning drive Quinn & Rose radio show, I heard about the famous high school graduation exam from Salina, Kansas which Snopes had debunked as a hoax. I remember when they did this as I checked their site which categorically stated that such an exam did not exist. Well, it turned out that such an exam does exist and is preserved by a historical society in, of all places (drum roll, please) . . .
  • Republican senator says Snopes settled 'eligibility'

    03/05/2009 10:10:32 PM PST · by FreeManN · 87 replies · 3,018+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/6/09 | Unruth
    Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., has referred constituents raising concerns over President Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office to an online "fact" organization that relies for its answer partly on information from the Obama campaign. "Thank you for your recent e-mail. Senator Obama meets the constitutional requirements for presidential office. Rumors pertaining to his citizenship status have been circulating on the Internet, and this information has been debunked by Snopes.com, which investigates the truth behind Internet rumors."
  • Obama site:Barack Obama does not take advice from Fannie Mae executives -cites "non-partisan" Snopes

    10/06/2008 10:09:17 AM PDT · by weegee · 18 replies · 1,456+ views
    Obama's Fight The Smears ^ | no date | no name
    John McCain started smearing Barack Obama about non-existent ties to Fannie Mae in some of his deceptive attack ads. Anonymous smear emails have followed McCain’s lead by fabricating even more connections. These smears disguise the fact that Barack actually has a sensible, detailed plan to fix the economy — and it’s a much better source of answers than anonymous attack emails. The non-partisan fact-check website Snopes.com looked into these smears, and their conclusions about Barack and the Fannie Mae executives shouldn’t be surprising: “None of them has (or apparently ever had) ongoing roles with the campaign as chief economic advisors.”...
  • Is Snopes Liberal?

    07/02/2008 2:46:57 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 35 replies · 4,418+ views
    me ^ | 07/02/2008 | vanity
    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?
  • Question: Anyone been able to disprove The Urban Legend view of General Giap

    12/19/2007 6:59:14 AM PST · by april15Bendovr · 72 replies · 947+ views
    I heard recently on the Rush Limbaugh show this quote. "What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender....
  • Snopes' bias, Part II

    06/09/2006 4:44:37 AM PDT · by connell · 2 replies · 728+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    ..."The credibility that they've established is based on the laziness of reporters who have used them as a source." That last quote is quite chilling: A Los Angeles-based husband and wife---just two people with goodness knows what agenda or leanings---have somehow managed to establish themselves as a pretty big boulder in the information stream. Most people accord the Mikkelsons a fair amount of credibility as the best source for confirmation or refutation of widely distributed Internet memes. Given how much reliance is being placed on their determinations, it seems like we do very well to know where they're coming from....
  • I no longer trust Snopes... and neither should you

    06/07/2006 6:42:08 AM PDT · by connell · 23 replies · 2,593+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    ...For the Boudreaux photo, one would have to assume that Lance Cpl. Ted J. Boudreaux Jr. is pretty darned stupid to have 1) written a sign saying that he had killed the boy's dad and then impregnated his sister, 2) posed for a photo next the boy holding that sign, and 3) allowed the photo to become public. Given the disparity in the status assigned the two entries, one has to assume that the Mikkelsons believe that it is at least possible that LCpl. Boudreaux is that stupid, but that it is not at all possible that the Muslim protesters...
  • Autodesk's founder reports gross errors by Limbaugh, CNN, Snopes (Remember "Columbia's Last Photo?")

    03/30/2003 12:44:05 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 23 replies · 1,760+ views
    Interesting-people.org | March 29, 2003 | John Walker
    Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 10:24:29 -0800 From: Jim Warren Subject: Autodesk's founder reports gross errors by Limbaugh, CNN, Snopes Cc: [Snopes and a whole bunch of CNN circular file email addresses; Mr. Warren doesn't seem to know the news biz very well --DMTW] [If you know John, you know him to be a most ardent stickler for facts. Here, John is not reporting hearsay; he's reporting about what's happened on his own server, and images he provides thereon. --jim] At 12:34 AM +0100 3/29/03, John Walker wrote: Subject: Sniping at Snopes.comAlmost everybody's experienced the phenomenon of encountering a description...
  • The Boycott Mania

    04/22/2003 4:39:33 PM PDT · by Jason Kauppinen · 55 replies · 694+ views
    The Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | April 22, 2003 | William L. Anderson
    The Boycott Mania by William L. Anderson [Posted April 22, 2003] When I click onto the Drudgereport.com site these days, I often am greeted with an advertising bar at the top of the page that declares, "Boycott France." As we have heard ad nauseum, France was against the war, so France is against the United States, so we should not buy French products to punish the insolence of those people. For the past few decades, the boycott has been a tool of choice by interest groups seeking to spread the impact of their various causes. During the 1980s, we were...
  • Is Snopes biased to the left? (vanity)

    01/06/2002 2:12:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 9,521+ views
    self
    Snopes is the most prestigious of all urban legend research sites. But is it biased to the left? Some, including yours truly, believe so. However, judge for yourself.