The Goods On Snopes.com

By dancingintheraine

August 17, 2009

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Is there not any truth anymore.  Check this one out.
Now that we learned that people ‘manufacture the truth’
we now have to learn that the checker is also not truthful.
Who is now checking this report and see if it is telling us the truth?

THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU

snopes.com <http://snopes.com/>

For the past few years www.snopes.com <http://www.snopes.com/>  has
positioned itself, or others have labeled it as the ‘tell-all, final word’
on any comment, claim and e-mail.

But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind
snopes.com <http://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 <http://snopes…com/>  claiming to have the bottom
line facts to certain questions or issues, 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.

When I saw that Snopes had falsely claimed that Obama’s Birth Certificate
had been properly validated, I realized something was wrong with either
their research and/or their credibility. It seems something is seriously
wrong with both.

Then 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 <http://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.  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 <http://snopes.com/>  ever contacted anyone with State Farm.
Yetsnopes.com <http://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 Democrat 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 www.snopes.com
<http://www..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.

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