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Holy crap! Snopes debunks Donald Trump's critics, and their BS.

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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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The Lies of Donald Trump’s Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas

I think I'm going to check outside to see if pigs are flying. Perhaps the weather report will be talking about how the temperature in Hell has gone below freezing.

Snopes actually published an article tackling the mountain of bull# coming from anti-Trumpers.



Broadly speaking, most of the falsehoods levelled against Trump fall into one or more of four categories, each of them drawing from and feeding into four public personas inhabited by the President. They are:

* Donald Trump: International Embarrassment
* Trump the Tyrant
* Donald Trump: Bully baby
* Trump the Buffoon.

Some of these claims are downright fake, entirely fabricated by unreliable or dubious web sites and presented as satire, or otherwise blatantly false. But the rest — some of which have gained significant traction and credibility from otherwise serious people and organizations — provide a fascinating insight into the tactics and preoccupations of the broad anti-Trump movement known as “the Resistance,” whether they were created by critics of the President or merely shared by them.

Generally speaking, we discovered that they are characterized and driven by four types of errors of thought:

* Alarmism
* A lack of historical context or awareness
* Cherry-picking of evidence (especially visual evidence)
* A failure to adhere to Occam’s Razor — the common-sense understanding that the simplest explanation for an event or behavior is the most likely.

Infused throughout almost all these claims, behind their successful dissemination, is confirmation bias: the fuel that drives the spread of all propaganda and false or misleading claims among otherwise sensible and skeptical people. Confirmation bias is the tendency to look for, find, remember and share information that confirms the beliefs we already have, and the tendency to dismiss, ignore and forget information that contradicts those beliefs. It is one of the keys to why clever people, on all sides of every disagreement, sometimes believe stupid things that aren’t true.

edit on 13-7-2017 by AndyFromMichigan because: Correcting title.



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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan


Get ready for riots!



Hey hey, ho ho, Snopes has got to go!

edit on 13-7-2017 by seeker1963 because: (no reason given)


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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Wow, looks like folks at Snopes finally got religion.

That or someone over there went rogue.


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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

I will pick my jaw up off the floor in one minute.

We should all go buy lottery tickets today too.


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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:20 PM
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I wonder if Snopes will debunk Snopes, now. lol


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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus



That or someone over there went rogue.



They've been hacked...the Russians of course



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: Wreckclues
a reply to: Metallicus



That or someone over there went rogue.



They've been hacked...the Russians of course


Snopes is a man and wife. Maybe they are having marital problems or one of them have come over the dark side?

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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:25 PM
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Mebbe Mr. Snopes gazed into the deep dark truthful mirror and decided, "Dammit, you make me sick! I'ma start telling the truth so I don't have to look into those weasely eyes never-effing-ever again. Plus maybe the informed folk will like me now!"
edit on 13-7-2017 by The GUT because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

What an article. It paints a picture of a populace trapped within a bubble.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

I trust Snopes, always have.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Wow, looks like folks at Snopes finally got religion.

That or someone over there went rogue.


Or snopes has always been truthful but some didn't like what they had to say so they bashed them to
" stroke" their own egos. I wonder how many snopes bashing trump supporters are going to fall all
over themselves and say snopes is the now being truthful truth? lol



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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lol I just had to share that for all my friends that run to them for "proof" of things! My fb page will either blow up or be crickets. Will be interesting to see which way it goes...thanks for sharing!

I had to come back and edit. First of all so far crickets, not surprising. What is surprising is this was probably one of the first honest pieces of journalism I've read in awhile and from Snopes no less whom I usually take with a grain of salt. Oh the irony here today....
edit on 7/13/17 by onehuman because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Wow, looks like folks at Snopes finally got religion.

That or someone over there went rogue.


Or snopes has always been truthful but some didn't like what they had to say so they bashed them to
" stroke" their own egos. I wonder how many snopes bashing trump supporters are going to fall all
over themselves and say snopes is the now being truthful truth? lol


Even a broken clock is right twice a day.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

The only possibility I can think of is that they know they've lost all credibility and this is a desperate attempt to appear non bias and objective. That being said, anyone who's followed snopes knows they are a despicable bunch. This is a red herring, don't fall for it.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

I trust Snopes, always have.


FALSE



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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Damm. Better check your bug out bag cause the world is ending.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 05:47 PM
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Maybe we slipped into an alternate universe, and this is the Mandela effect right before our eyes.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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Maybe they started getting it when that CNN schmuck called the American voter Stupid as sh*t....
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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: scraedtosleep

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Wow, looks like folks at Snopes finally got religion.

That or someone over there went rogue.


Or snopes has always been truthful but some didn't like what they had to say so they bashed them to
" stroke" their own egos. I wonder how many snopes bashing trump supporters are going to fall all
over themselves and say snopes is the now being truthful truth? lol


Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Damnit, you stole my line.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: StallionDuck

Or if ATS debunks Snopes debunking ATS when Snopes had already debunked Snopes not realizing that ATS debunked us all.






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