Alan ask's, Who watches the watchers? I couldnt answer him, but I know several haundred people who love investigating Conspiracies - so he fired this
off to me for you guys to decide....???
I have stopped using Snopes quite a while ago because I thought they were liberal and slanted toward Obama. I didn't even check this out to see if
it is true because I believe it. I have been using Truth or Fiction.
Guess we have to use "Truth or Fiction" now.
For the past few years www.snopescom 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 skepticisms - 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
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 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.
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. Truth or www.truthorfiction.com
a better source for verification, in my opinion.
I have recently discovered that Snopes.com is owned by a flaming liberal and this man is in the tank for Obama. 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
A few conservative speakers on Myspace told me about Snopes.com 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
factual. We need to make sure everyone is aware that that is a hoax in itself.