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Fact Checking Snopes

By Tenpoundbass following x   2018 Feb 14, 6:25pm 1,253 views   22 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


1   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 14, 6:39pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I just checked this with Snopes, and it said it isn't true.
2   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 14, 6:42pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

He might not have any employees, but he does have a cat that verifies everything.

3   jazz_music   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 14, 6:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

I don't even believe they ever shook hands.

This LOOKS AND SMELLS like a fucking fascist bigot right wing lie THAT THEY WOULD PAY TO SPREAD

Obviously the facts are left wing

From Snopes:
Advertising and Finances:
Q: Who pays you to maintain this site?

A: Snopes.com is (and always has been) a completely independent entity which is wholly owned by its operators and receives no funding in any form. We have no financers, sponsors, investors, partners, or donors, nor do we have any affiliation or relationship (financial or otherwise) with any political party, religious group, business organization, government agency, or any other outside group or persons. We pay all the costs of producing and operating this web site ourselves and derive our income solely from the advertising revenues it provides.

(We have recently launched a public donation campaign due to the extraordinary circumstance of having been temporarily cut off from our traditional source of advertising revenue.)

Q: Are you funded by George Soros?

A: No, we are completely independent and self-supporting; we receive no funding in any form from any person, group, agency, or organization. And we wouldn’t recognize George Soros if we sat next to him on a bus.


When they know you are a right wing extremist, they know you love lies and they shit them down your throat EVERY FUCKING DAY
4   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 14, 7:13pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

jazz_music says
And we wouldn’t recognize George Soros if we sat next to him on a bus.


Oops...

Tenpoundbass says



jazz_music says
Obviously the facts are left wing


No, but the lies are.

jazz_music says
This LOOKS AND SMELLS like a fucking fascist bigot right wing lie THAT THEY WOULD PAY TO SPREAD


Yes, because everyone knows, if you read it on the Internet, it must be true, specially if it came from Snopes.
5   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 14, 7:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

jazz_music says
When they know you are a right wing extremist, they know you love lies and they shit them down your throat EVERY FUCKING DAY


No you don't get it this is one of those things where Snopes credibility is shot because of the salacious accusation. Their rebuttal isn't valid, you would expect them to say they are legit. Even though every thinking person on the Internet knows they are biased hacks. They don't monetize their site, so they must get money bags funding.
6   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 14, 7:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Sniper says
Yes, because everyone knows, if you read it on the Internet, it must be true, specially if it came from Snopes.


Yup and we don't even have to go outside our expertise to know it. Pushing a false negative will always come out positive on the other end, when you're destroying them with their own bullshit.

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7   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 15, 9:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Truly devastating! Did you guys see this picture of a man wearing a hat shaking hands with George Soros?!?! And look how someone added the words "snopes CEO" to the pic?!?!? This settles it then, proof positive of the link between Soros and Snopes. I suspect that with its cover blown, Snopes will shut down within a week!
8   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 15, 10:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

You'd think if snopes was such a liberal farce, somebody would be able to actually post something from their site and show how they are lying. It ought to be easy.

(crickets)
9   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 15, 10:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_0c536 says
Truly devastating! Did you guys see this picture of a man wearing a hat shaking hands with George Soros?!?!


You lay with pigs you get swine on you.
10   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 15, 10:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_8f378 says
You'd think if snopes was such a liberal farce, somebody would be able to actually post something from their site and show how they are lying. It ought to be easy.

(crickets)


Somebody? Anybody? more crickets chirping Come on TPB you can come up with something more recent than 2009. Can't you?
11   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 15, 10:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_0c536 says
Truly devastating! Did you guys see this picture of a man wearing a hat shaking hands with George Soros?


Oh-MY-GOD! #ReleaseTheHandSanitizer
12   jazz_music   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 15, 11:24am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Tenpoundbass says
You lay with pigs you get swine on you.

Name someone you CANNOT say that about
13   jazz_music   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 15, 11:28am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Tenpoundbass says
Even though every thinking person on the Internet knows they are biased hacks. They don't monetize their site, so they must get money bags funding.


This is merely another page of GOP daily attack on reality and facts. The whole shit show is insulting. I would be embarrassed to admit that I ever voted for a Republican slime, but I have, because it made sense at one point in time MANY YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is absolutely NOTHING alleged here that CAN be fact checked.

Going to 2009 is a part of that tactic.

HYSTERICAL and DESPICABLE shit being flung with no way to check 2009, QED accusations must be just another fucking lie like the rest of the partisan shit you see every fucking day of the week give me a fucking break .. as if no one knows how to use Photoshop etc etc etc.

CHRIST!
14   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 15, 12:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Snopes trained with White Nationalist groups.
15   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 15, 12:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Tenpoundbass says
Snopes trained with White Nationalist groups.


Snopes IS a well known leftist activist.
16   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 15, 12:55pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

anon_0c536 says
Snopes IS a well known leftist activist.

What like a biased hack or something?
17   jazz_music   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 15, 1:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_0c536 says
Snopes IS a well known leftist activist.

Real examples of real bias against real facts?

Not one.
18   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 15, 2:21pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Here is an example of Snopes bias:

Chelsea Clinton was hired by NBC news to do occasional short human interest stories shown at the end of the evening news half hour broadcast. These short reports are typically done by well known major players in national TV news. However, Chelsea Clinton was leapfrogged into that top gig despite a total lack of experience or training in journalism or broadcasting. I routinely watch the news, and I remember seeing how the shorts done by Chelsea Clinton were very amateur, like college Film 101 projects. Clearly she got the $600k part time job over qualified people strictly because Comcast/NBC wanted to make inroads with her mom, the likely future president.

Snopes described Chelsea's hiring by NBC as follows:

NBC News likely awarded Chelsea Clinton such a hefty contract in part due to her name recognition, but she also came to the position with an impressive résumé: a B.A. in History from Stanford University, a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and a DPhil degree in International Relations from Oxford University, in addition to job stints with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital Group.

https://www.snopes.com/chelsea-clinton-made-900000-working-for-her-parents/
None of these resume bits mentioned have anything to do with preparing Chelsea for a top tier TV broadcast job. Snopes also straw-maned the NBC pay to play job by bundling it with an article debunking some accusation of a $900k job working for the Clinton Foundation.

To add, the article also uses the debunking article to excuse a $300k influence buy:

Chelsea also benefits from a job as a board member for Barry Diller’s IAC/InteractiveCorp. Salary for Chelsea: $300,000. The board position also pays an annual retainer of $50,000 and a $250,000 grant of restricted stock.

A person with Chelsea Clinton's background is in no way qualified for either the top tier NBC News job or the board member job. Any honest assessment would show she was hired at these high paycheck gigs to gain access to and favor with her parents. If Snopes was not biased, Snopes would have admitted that fact without the hollow statements on Chelsea's merit.
19   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 15, 2:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HeadSet says
None of these resume bits mentioned have anything to do with preparing Chelsea for a top tier TV broadcast job


Here's their first sentence:

HeadSet says
NBC News likely awarded Chelsea Clinton such a hefty contract in part due to her name recognition


That article was 100% factually correct. If the claim was she got the jobs because she came from a politically connected family then it would be a different story.
20   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 15, 3:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Tenpoundbass says


Jeebus guys before you get all jacked up about Fact Check.org back in 2009 "exposing Snopes as an extremely liberal propaganda site with an agenda to discredit anything conservative": why don't you go to Factcheck.org, and see what they actually said?

For starters, there is nothing on Factcheck.org when you search "Soros and Snopes". Further, when you type the search term "Snopes" for 2009, there is no such entry. The only thing remotely close for 2009 is where some imbecile alleges that Snopes is "run by very democratic proprietors", yet the conclusion of fact check is that Snopes "is run by someone who has no political party affiliation and his non-voting Canadian wife"

https://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/snopescom/
Do better guys. Do better!
21   bob2356   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 15, 5:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

HeadSet says
A person with Chelsea Clinton's background is in no way qualified for either the top tier NBC News job or the board member job. Any honest assessment would show she was hired at these high paycheck gigs to gain access to and favor with her parents. If Snopes was not biased, Snopes would have admitted that fact without the hollow statements on Chelsea's merit.


Doing human interest fillers is a top tier NBC News job? Really? A back round like advanced degrees from Stanford, Columbia, and Oxford with work at a major consulting firm? That kind of back round?

Seems to me snopes reported the actual facts involved and left out any opinion whether she was qualified or why she was hired. One would think that is what a fact checking organization would be doing. At least someone reasonable would think.
22   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 15, 5:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_d06f9 says
Tenpoundbass says


Jeebus guys before you get all jacked up about Fact Check.org back in 2009 "exposing Snopes as an extremely liberal propaganda site with an agenda to discredit anything conservative": why don't you go to Factcheck.org, and see what they actually said?


Lol - nicely done. You just pointed to my main problem with voting republican these days...basically all my party mates are nonthinking morons. A 2 second search of the source (factcheck) would have revealed this was BS, yet none of my former voting allies could be bothered to do that.

Note I too think snopes has a liberal bent, but it's not much as they defended bush against democratic nonsense back in the day. And this entire "Soros" thing my partymates are pushing these days is gary level cockeyed arm batshit crazy thinking.

If my republican party mates would quit embarrassing me I likely could come back into the fold but as long as we continue to be "the party of stupid" as Jindal once noted, I'm out.




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