Please read the following and then make your own decision as to whether you'll continue to use Snopes or not.
(just the truth and the whole truth please and not slanted from a liberal agenda!)
Who watches the watchers?
Guess we have to use "Truth or Fiction" now.
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
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
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.
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
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
issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things
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
So, I say this now to everyone who goes to snopes.com
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
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 anymore.
A few conservative speakers on Myspace told me about snopes.com
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.
If this is true Who can you trust?? (Answer: Yourself)