Wednesday, August 24, 2016
To "Snope," or not to "Snope?"
I'll bet that you've doubted something somebody sent you on emails or websites once or twice. Or maybe even more than that. And if so, it's a good bet you've taken steps to check on the accuracy of that information by calling upon "Snopes.com."
Snopes, as you probably know, holds itself out on its masthead to be...
"...The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, rumors and misinformation."
And it's held that (dubious) distinction for more than two decades. In fact, I would opine that most of America thinks it's a straight-shooter in terms of providing information without bias.
And if so, America would be wrong...
Snopes was, is and likely always will be a tool of the left-wing in this country. Its founders, Barbara and David Mikkelson, are a married couple living in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. They conjured up the idea for this website back in the days when Billy Jeff "Blue Dress" Clinton was doing his best to chase female interns around the White House and avoid impeachment. They did their best to hide their far-left beliefs from the date of their 1995 beginning, and, for the most part, they've been successful. But lately their charade has been unraveling at warp speed...
On August 6th Snopes' founders, the Mikkelsons, were arrested after an unrelated investigation of one their editors lead to a paper trail of corruption, bribery and fraud at the very heart of this supposed fact-checking organization.
It seems this editor was doing a little bit of flea market shopping. A jukebox nearby started playing "Dixie" and this guy went nuts! He started screaming that the song was racist, and demanded that it be silenced. When no one rapidly acceded to his demands, he began throwing things at it. The cops were called and this guy bolted. They managed to track him down by way of a purchase he had made just before going all medieval on the poor jukebox.
It had been suspected for some time by me and others that Snopes was accepting money and favors from left-leaning and pro-Islamic political groups and individuals for helping them to advance their causes by rigging public discourse with selective fact-finding and deliberate manipulation of public opinion. What was lacking was proof.
While the editor in question was being arrested, the officers noticed him attempting to hide a sheaf of papers under a Persian rug in his home. That caused the arresting officers to remove the rug and examine the papers. One of those papers turned out to be a hand-written ledger containing the names of well-known individuals and organizations which have been paying Snopes to debunk stories over the years that cast them in a bad light, while validating damaging rumors and half-truths about their political opponents. Juicy! Sounds like a bad screenplay for a TV comedy, doesn't it?
But then again, so does this 2016 General Election season.
Once the Mikkelsons discovered that they could influence public discourse in the way noted, they began to market their particular brand of "truth." It brought them literally millions of dollars from those on the left, including national media organizations and websites, such as MediaMatters and MoveOn.org. It has been suspected for many years that international financier and money-laundering leftist felon and Nazi-collaborator George ("Darth Vader") Soros has had his fingerprints all over this. In other words, a media arm would conjure up a completely fictitious story, one maybe created in the fetid mind of convicted currency-manipulator Soros, and then he'd pay Snopes to validate it to the detriment of the target of that negative assertion.
The list of groups that bit of seized paper proved to have "paid to play" Snopes in this manner include foreign governments such as Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Palestinian Authority (really?). No names have yet been released while the investigation is still ongoing, but a police source has indicated that, "...The shock waves will rock the world of the media and political establishment!"
It has long been suspected that Snopes.com was a corrupt organization with zero credibility. It should not come as a surprise the lengths to which those with evil intent will go to control the way you and I think, or what we are urged to believe.
If you feel the need to check on some tidbit of information or other, I'd suggest you visit "TruthorFiction.com" if you need to check on whether a rumor or urban legend is true or not. Unlike the crooked commie pinko leftist weenies at Snopes, these folks appear to have no political axe to grind...
(Update: And if you check with these folks you'll learn that the arrest report for the "Snopes" gang was a work of fiction. The rest is true so far as we can determine. See? You can't believe anything you read on line anymore, including that which comes from those who purport to tell you the truth about what's true on line...)