I love this story. Not only does it explain why I do not place much credibility in Snopes, the fact that it is done by someone with the exact same credentials drives homw the point. The only thing that separates the two is that the “MSM” has ‘blessed’ Snopes, thereby giving it the appearance of credibility. But then, given what is in the story, why wouldn’t the MSM support Snopes? Snopes is helping them do their primary job of misleading people about the Leftist agenda and doings:
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-motivated.
Watch how this post will be attacked by citing other Left-leaning sites that purport to ‘de-bunk’ myths. This is the essence of the issue. If all Snopes does is use the internet for their sources — which they do — then what they determine to be true depends on what they accept as ‘credible’ sources. If they only accept Left-leaning sources as ‘credible,’ then — by definition — they are guilty of what the post I linked to claims. Furthermore, no one is infallible, but Snopes is always defended by its supporters as being just that: perfect. This is a decidedly Leftist characteristic. Think about it: when was the last time you heard someone on the Left admit they were wrong without trying to offer an excuse or explanation for how or why they were wrong? The fact is, Snopes has been proven wrong — many times. But every time the evidence is presented, Snopes Left-leaning supporters simply deny the evidence or point to another, Snopes-like, Left-leaning site to prove Snopes is not wrong. That is fallacious reasoning/arguing — another Leftist characteristic. 🙂