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Snopes Shows Bias, Disproves Woman was Convicted of Laughing, Then rules it "True"
Gun Watch ^ | 4 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 05/03/2017 5:39:25 PM PDT by marktwain

A story making the rounds on Fake Media is that an activist, Desiree Fairooz, was convicted of laughing during the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions. Fairooz, who was disruptive during the introduction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was convicted in the District of Columbia.

The laughter occurs at 34:30 on the C-SPAN2 video. The disruption then gets louder. Four officers are required to take Fairooz out of the room, after she refused to leave.  On the way out she resists for a bit and continues shouting insults about Senator Sessions. She is outside the room after about 1 minute.  Here is video of the event:

The claim that Snope investigated was, from headline:
Was a woman Prosecuted for Laughing During Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Hearing?
Snopes then does one of their famous switcheroos. They change the claim from being prosecuted for laughing, to being prosecuted for disorderly conduct *after* laughing.

Official "claim" From
Code Pink member Desiree Fairooz was prosecuted for disorderly conduct after she laughed during Attorney General Jeff Sessions's confirmation hearing.
Fairooz was prosecuted on two counts. One was disorderly conduct, the other was demonstrating on capital grounds. She was convicted on both counts. Snopes then has this paragraph, which directly contradicts the headline:
Fairooz was found guilty on both counts, the New York Times reported, although jurors who spoke anonymously to Huffington Post said it was her behavior when asked to leave, not her laughter, that resulted in the conviction. She faces up to a year in prison.
Clearly, the headline is false. The much easier claim contrived by Snopes, that Fairooz was prosecuted for disorderly conduct after she laughed, is not the claim that shows in the search engines. After all, the laughter had little to nothing to do with her conviction, but it is true that she laughed before she was arrested.

Fake news indeed.

Leftist activists are known for pushing to be arrested so that they can claim victim status.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: codepink; fairooz; fakenews; sessions
Fairooz was convicted for disorderly conduct for the actions she took as she was escorted out of the room.
1 posted on 05/03/2017 5:39:25 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Snopes is skewed to the left. One time I pointed out how they slanted their “False” rating on a story about Hillary and they came back saying that, while what I said was true, that was not the “intent” of what Hillary said so they would not change their rating.

2 posted on 05/03/2017 5:44:37 PM PDT by econjack
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To: marktwain

Snopes does this all the time.

Look at the Hillary defends a rapists and laughs about it page at Snopes.

Snopes verifies every detail and yet states “mostly false”.

What is “mostly false”?

It’s another way to say true.

3 posted on 05/03/2017 5:44:47 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: marktwain


4 posted on 05/03/2017 6:15:45 PM PDT by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: ifinnegan

Yup. That’s how Snopes rolls. Debunking without really debunking.

5 posted on 05/03/2017 6:21:41 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: marktwain

Snopes is a joke. One should never use it to prove or disprove anything. They are paid leftist trolls; nothing more. Well, they are scam artists, if that counts.

6 posted on 05/03/2017 6:40:46 PM PDT by Boomer (Stupid is as stupid does and no one does stupid like the left.)
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To: marktwain

I don’t believe anything political from snopes. They admitted that Hank Johnson did indeed ask if Guam would tip over from the extra troops stationed there, but went out of their way to explain away his stupidity.

7 posted on 05/03/2017 7:29:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Just a couple days ago, I was looking up Obamas “57 states” comment.

Snopes claimed it was true, but then went to great lengths explaining that he really meant to say 47. (which the math still doesn’t work, since he was saying only Alaska and Hawaii were left) had a very similar version.

Then I tried Politifact. It agreed that he definitely said “57 states” and let the cat out of the bag that the “he meant to say 47” meme some liberals were using was STARTED by Snopes and FactCheck.

Even Obama never made that claim and acknowledged he said 57.

8 posted on 05/03/2017 10:34:10 PM PDT by digger48
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