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From: Don Loos <l.donaldl...@gmail.com>
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Sent: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 7:12 pm
Subject: Fwd: Snopes



Snopes Got Snoped

Snopes is run by a man and a woman with no background in investigation using 

Snopes.com has been considered the 'tell-all final word' on any comment, claim 
and email. Once negative article by them and people point and say, "See, I told 
you it wasn't true!" But what is Snopes? What are their methods and training 
that gives them the authority to decide what is true and what is not? For 
several years people have tried to find out who exactly was behind the website 
Snopes.com. Only recently did they get to the bottom of it. Are you ready for 
this? It is run by a husband and wife team - that's right, no big office of 
investigators scouring public records in Washington, no researchers studying 
historical stacks in libraries, no team of lawyers reaching a consensus on 
current caselaw. No, Snopes.com is just a mom-and-pop operation that was 
started by two people who have absolutely no formal background or experience in 
investigative research.

David and Barbara Mikkelson pictured above;  are from San Fernando Valley of 
California. They started their website  'Snopes'  about 13 years ago. After a 
few years it began gaining popularity as people believed it to be unbiased and 
neutral. But over the past couple of years people started asking questions when 
'Snopes' was proven wrong in a number of their conclusions. There were also 
criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 
'true' bottom of various issues, but rather asserting their beliefs in 
controversial issues.
In 2008, State Farm agent Bud Gregg hoisted a political sign in Mandeville, 
Louisiana referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet. 
The Mikkelson's were quick to "research" this issue and post their condemnation 
of it on Snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of 
State Farm pressured Mr. Gregg into taking down the sign. In fact, nothing of 
the sort ever took place. A friend of Mr. Gregg personally contacted David 
Mikkelson to alert him of the factual inacuracy, leaving him Mr. Gregg's 
contact phone numbers. Mr. Mikkelson was told that Mr. Gregg would give him the 
phone numbers to the big exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would inform them 
that they had never pressured Mr. Gregg to take down his sign.
But the Mikkelson's never called Mr. Gregg. In fact, Mr. Gregg found out that 
no one from Snopes.com had ever contacted any one with State Farm. Yet, 
Snopes.com has kept their false story of Mr. Gregg up to this day, as the 
"final factual word" on the issue.

What is behind Snopes' selfish motivation? A simple review of their 
"fact-checking" reveals a strong tendency to explain away criticisms towards 
liberal politicians and public figures while giving conservatives the hatchet 
job. Religious stories and issues are similarly shown no mercy. With the 
"main-stream" media quickly losing all credibility with their fawning treatment 
of President Obama, Snopes is being singled out, along with MSNBC and others, 
as being particularly biased and agenda-modivated.
So if you really want to know the truth about a story or a rumor you have 
heard, by all means do not go to Snopes.com! You could do just as well if you 
were a liberal with an internet connection. Don't go to wikipedia.com either as 
their team of amateur editors have also been caught in a number of bold-faced 
liberal-biased untruths. (Such as Wikigate and their religious treatment of 
Obama.) Take anything these sites say with a grain of salt and an understanding 
that they are written by people with a motive to criticize all things 
conservative. Use them only to lead you to solid references where you can read 
their 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.

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