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Nov 3, 2008 1:35 PM CST The truth about Snopes?...............interesting..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
For many years, I have gone to 'Snopes' to verify information or a story I received on the net. You know those little things you get with e-mail that tell you that "this story has been verified through Snopes, and many of us - including myself - have sent out things without checking it out, but alas, I would have someone far smarter than me, write to back to me and send me the real deal. I just didn't know the background of Snopes. Here is some information that may help you too. jk


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I received this from a very, very reliable source ()......It is something I've suspected
when I've tried to check out Obama 'stories
For example: the counter by Snopes, within minutes, of the info that broke on Obama
last week. I sent it through here and found it labeled 'False' after it had only
be out a few minutes.....They had a 'pat' answer prepared...
Now, we can see, perhaps, why...
Mary

What so many take as gospel may have a agenda.

Snopes .vs. TruthorFiction A MUST READ

Here's something for you to be aware of;
the final decision is yours.

A Google search revealed that Snopes.com is owned by David and Barbara Mikkelson, who live in Southern California and are Obama supporters. An interested reader (unknown to me) suspected that Snopes had a liberal bias after discovering several 'half-truths' and distortions.

Compare their analysis of the Obama/Ayers connection with truthorfiction.com's analysis of the same subject. Snopes minimizes the connection, categorizing the rumor as a 'Partial Truth,' while truthorfiction calls it a 'Truth' and, in fact, references a CNN expose of the two, as well as a Wall Street Journal article about their connection. Snopes not only does not reference either source cited above, but instead, lists a quote from an Obama spokesman as its main source.





Another comparison of Snopes vs. Truthorfiction is their treatment of the email regarding 'Obama's 50 lies.' Snopes adds editorial comments favoring Obama on unproven statements or even on proven ones where the comments are that he is 'taken out of context.'





There are other things that they list as false, even though Youtube has videos of Obama or others actually making the statements.

Seems Snopes has a liberal agenda and
might be a better, unbiased source.
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Nov 3, 2008 3:53 PM CST The truth about Snopes?...............interesting..................
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
Hmmmm....like you, I'm accustomed to checking things through Snopes.com...but perhaps I'll check them through truthorfiction.com from now on instead. The idea when checking on things isn't to get a biased view, or half the facts...I can get that through the media and emails, thank you.

Thank you for sharing this, Jenny. hug
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Nov 3, 2008 4:05 PM CST The truth about Snopes?...............interesting..................
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
One more source for you when looking for unbiased information (if such will ever exist):

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Nov 3, 2008 5:07 PM CST The truth about Snopes?...............interesting..................
Cherokeegrandma
CherokeegrandmaCherokeegrandmaValencia, Spain11 Threads 230 Posts
Sweet sis, it is a fact that I am deleting my profile here and you do not have to verify this through snoopes or factcheck.
We keep in touch through e-mail.
It has been a pleasure to read your threads and to see you getting popular here....my path is somewhere else as you already know and it s time I start moving into the right direction.
Thank you for being so wonderful, warm, wise, understanding and sharing. A huge hug to you and all your friends here
Mischa Little Bear
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Nov 3, 2008 5:25 PM CST The truth about Snopes?...............interesting..................
ANd what makes this info the truth???confused
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