Snopes.com is a Scam
For the past few years 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 snopes.com. Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it - kinda makes 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 research. 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 skepticims - is a result of snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issue 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. I can personally vouch for that complaint.
A few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet, 'supposedly' the Mikkelson's claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on 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.
I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this and I 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, I learned from Bud Gregg no one from snopes.com ever contacted anyone with State Farm. Yet, 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 Mikkelson's are very Democratic (party) 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 Mikkelson's liberalism revealing itself in their website findings.. Gee, what a shock?
So, I say this now to everyone who goes to www..snopes.com to get what they think to be the bottom line facts...'proceed 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 Mikkelson's do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their 'not'
fully looking into things.
Snopes.com <blockedhttp://snopes.com/> is not giving
the whole story!
Then it has been learne d the Mikkelson's are very
Democratic (party) 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 Mikkelson's liberalism revealing itself in
their web site findings .. Gee, what a shock?
So, I say this now to everyone who goes to snopes.com to
get what they think to be the bottom line facts . . . 'proceed with
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 Mikkelson's do
After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience
for their 'not' fully looking into things ..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes.com
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 .
www.truthorfiction.com <blockedhttp://www.truthorfiction.com/> A
better source for verification, in my opinion .
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 Snopes . com . . .
. ever for anything that remotely resembles truth! I don't even trust
them to tell me if email chains are hoaxes anymore .
A few conservatives told me about 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 Snopes . com anymore for fact checking
and make your friends aware of their political leanings as well .
Many people still think Snopes.com is neutral and they can be trusted as
We need to make sure everyone is aware: that Snopes is a hoax in itself
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++And there's more. The Mikkelsons, owners and operators of Snopes, were known as the most notorious trolls on the Internet before they opened their own web site, Snopes, which is nothing more than a giant flop house for trolls. Trolls, in case you don't know, are people who comment on web sites or blogs with information that is false and fraudulent, intending to confuse and divert the direction of conversations. Consistently, the Mikkelsons put forward pro liberal urban legends and false information. Consistently, the Kikkelsons support false information denigrating conservative ideals and conservative people, especially conservative politicians.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Story posted 2/20/13
Snopes Gets Snoped
Snopes is run by a man and a woman with no background in investigation using Google.
Snopes.com has been considered the 'tell-all final word' on any comment, claim and email. Once negative article by them and people point and say, "See, I told you it wasn't true!" But what is Snopes? What are their methods and training that gives them the authority to decide what is true and what is not? For several years people have tried to find out who exactly was behind the website Snopes.com. Only recently did they get to the bottom of it. Are you ready for this? It is run by a husband and wife team - that's right, no big office of investigators scouring public records in Washington, no researchers studying historical stacks in libraries, no team of lawyers reaching a consensus on current caselaw. No, Snopes.com is just a mom-and-pop operation that was started by two people who have absolutely no formal background or experience in investigative research.
David and Barbara Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years ago. After a few years it began gaining popularity as people believed it to be unbiased and neutral. But over the past couple of years people started asking questions when Snopes was proven wrong in a number of their conclusions. There were also criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues, but rather asserting their beliefs in controversial issues.
In 2008, State Farm agent Bud Gregg hoisted a political sign in Mandeville, Louisiana referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet. The Mikkelson's were quick to "research" this issue and post their condemnation of it on Snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Mr. Gregg into taking down the sign. In fact, nothing of the sort ever took place. A friend of Mr. Gregg personally contacted David Mikkelson to alert him of the factual inaccuracy, leaving him Mr. Gregg's contact phone numbers. Mr. Mikkelson was told that Mr. Gregg would give him the phone numbers to the big exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would inform them that they had never pressured Mr. Gregg to take down his sign.
But the Mikkelson's never called Mr. Gregg. In fact, Mr. Gregg found out that no one from Snopes.com had ever contacted any one with State Farm. Yet, Snopes.com has kept their false story of Mr. Gregg up to this day, as the "final factual word" on the issue.
What is behind Snopes' selfish motivation? A simple review of their "fact-checking" reveals a strong tendency to explain away criticisms towards liberal politicians and public figures while giving conservatives the hatchet job. Religious stories and issues are similarly shown no mercy. With the "main-stream" media quickly losing all credibility with their fawning treatment of President Obama, Snopes is being singled out, along with MSNBC and others, as being particularly biased and agenda-modivated.
So if you really want to know the truth about a story or a rumor you have heard, by all means do not go to Snopes.com! You could do just as well if you were a liberal with an internet connection. Don't go to wikipedia.com either as their team of amateur editors have also been caught in a number of bold-faced liberal-biased untruths. (Such as Wikigate and their religious treatment of Obama.) Take anything these sites say with a grain of salt and an understanding that they are written by people with a motive to criticize all things conservative. Use them only to lead you to solid references where you can read their sources for yourself.
Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that's all the Mikkelson's do.