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tketaco
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So Snopes is Left Leaning Now?


What is this? I'm starting to see this on my FB feed since the Sandy Hook Massacre. Especially when I linked their debunking of Sandy Hook Conspiracies on a friend's "Sandy Hook Conspiracy" picture post on Homeland Security Actors. Not saying this is the end all be all of sites but they do cite their work and does provide another side of the story. What's the paranoia of Snopes trying to achieve a progressive agenda?

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Snopes receives more complaints of liberal than conservative bias,[23] but insists that it applies the same debunking standards to all political urban legends. FactCheck reviewed a sample of Snopes' responses to political rumors regarding George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, and found them to be free from bias in all cases. FactCheck noted that Barbara Mikkelson was a Canadian citizen (and thus unable to vote in US elections) and David Mikkelson was an independent who was once registered as a Republican. "You’d be hard-pressed to find two more apolitical people," David Mikkelson told them.







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NC_Tigah
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So Snopes is Left Leaning Now?
Always has been.






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Layabout
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People who don't like their cherished illusions debunked cope by attacking the source.





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Vegas Bengal
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Conservatives are so butt hurt from losing so many elections, they've become so paranoid that they think everyone is against them. TV media, print media, pollsters, poll analyzers, betting websites, Columnists, movies, tv shows, actors, snopes, political fact checkers, scientists. Anyone and everything that disagrees with them. Even conservative media like Frum or Brooks. And when evryone is right and conservatives are proven wrong, then they claim it's a conspiracy. It's rigged. It's bought and paid for.

Conservatives cannot bring themselves to even consider that they might be wrong about anything. So they only watch and read conservative media which makes a fortune feeding them crap they want to hear. Drudge, Rush, Breitbart, Colter, Murdoch...make a fortune telling them stuff they want to hear. Doesn't matter if it's the truth.

Conservative media are the modern day snake oil salesman.



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Bayou
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So Snopes is left leaning now?


NOW? Are you serious?






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cwill
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Republicans = LSU fans

The world = ESPN

Everyone who doesn't heap praise is against them.






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Powerman
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Conservatives are so butt hurt from losing so many elections, they've become so paranoid that they think everyone is against them. TV media, print media, pollsters, poll analyzers, betting websites, Columnists, movies, tv shows, actors, snopes, political fact checkers, scientists. Anyone and everything that disagrees with them. Even conservative media like Frum or Brooks. And when evryone is right and conservatives are proven wrong, then they claim it's a conspiracy. It's rigged. It's bought and paid for.

Right

But to be fair the owners of the snopes website even admit to being left leaning.

That being said, I don't think there is really any bias in how they present things. They lay things out pretty clearly. If someone would like to show the countless examples of how they put a spin on things, I'd like to see them.






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a want
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People who don't like their cherished illusions debunked cope by attacking the source.







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CarrolltonTiger
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People who don't like their cherished illusions debunked cope by attacking the source.



Your illusion that Snopes is without bias?






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a want
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Conservatives are so butt hurt from losing so many elections, they've become so paranoid that they think everyone is against them. TV media, print media, pollsters, poll analyzers, betting websites, Columnists, movies, tv shows, actors, snopes, political fact checkers, scientists. Anyone and everything that disagrees with them. Even conservative media like Frum or Brooks. And when evryone is right and conservatives are proven wrong, then they claim it's a conspiracy. It's rigged. It's bought and paid for.

Conservatives cannot bring themselves to even consider that they might be wrong about anything. So they only watch and read conservative media which makes a fortune feeding them crap they want to hear. Drudge, Rush, Breitbart, Colter, Murdoch...make a fortune telling them stuff they want to hear. Doesn't matter if it's the truth.

Conservative media are the modern day snake oil salesman.


Very well said.








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a want
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Your illusion that Snopes is without bias?


Prove it.






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JohnnyKilroy
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And when evryone is right and conservatives are proven wrong, then they claim it's a conspiracy. It's rigged. It's bought and paid for.


Yea this is such a conservative thing.






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CarrolltonTiger
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Prove it.


How? Your illusions are too strong and valuable to you. If you choose to believe it is without bias, your bias and lack of reason harms no one but yourself.






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TheJacer
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CarrolltonTiger









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VOR
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Republicans = LSU fans

The world = ESPN

Everyone who doesn't heap praise is against them.





I was going to reply to Vegas Bengal and agree. But this one was succinct and to the point.






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ChineseBandit58
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People who don't like their cherished illusions debunked cope by attacking the source.

Sez the group who smirk at any link to an article on Drudge or reported by FNC.






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NC_Tigah
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Prove it.
Composition of this thread along with wide ranging public commentary on Snopes goes a long way in that regard. If you and others here don't recognize that, your obstinacy speaks for itself.

There are volumes of neutrally debunked myths and clarified misconceptions on the site. It is an excellent resource for backgrounding most things nonpolitical. If left vs right politics are involved in a story though, the Snopes slant is obvious.

A disquieting tendency of the left is its consistent duplicity in addressing its own bias. This is another example.






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VOR
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A disquieting tendency of the right is its consistent duplicity in addressing its own bias. This is another example.


See how easy that is?






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Bestbank Tiger
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See how easy that is?


Sure, but the libs in this thread seem to think conservatives are all butthurt whiners and no liberal has ever been paranoid or a sore loser. We only have to go back 10 years to see the same butthurt whining on the left.

People tend to be crybabies when their "team" loses.






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Powerman
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Sure, but the libs in this thread seem to think conservatives are all butthurt whiners and no liberal has ever been paranoid or a sore loser. We only have to go back 10 years to see the same butthurt whining on the left.

People tend to be crybabies when their "team" loses.

This board in particular seems to be infected with a lot of delusional conservatives that are wrapped up in confirmation bias because they are in the company of other like minded fools.

This place views the world through a fictitious filter.






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