Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fwd: Fw: Snopes.com

Turns out everyone's last word in whether a story is true is completely BIASED.


Dear Friends:
Check this out. Decide and let others know about unreliable /biased/deceptive sources of "truth".
Just to let others know that certain people have an agenda (unrighteous) to push. The facts may not be the full truth of the matter. (Read Joseph's story in Genesis 39:7-20) Fact: "And she caught him by his garment saying, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside." Gen. 39:12
But the TRUTH is ....read the whole story. Check the facts - discover the full truth.
God bless!


From "a usually reliable source"!!!! I've wondered for a long time how we can put so much confidence in an unknown self proclaimed expert, Snopes.com


Here is something that I
have been waiting to read
that I just received. Please
read this, because I have
been duped into forwarding
things to all of you that have
NOT been fact!!!!
            THANX, Mike
 ******************  ><>  *************************  ><>
We have relied on snopes many many times to prove "truth or fiction" in verifying something that was sent to us.  My goodness, no more short cuts.  Do the research yourself! Who knows, this may be in error...
  
Well, this is an eye opener!
Think this is something we all suspected.  I use "Truth or Fiction."  If you know a good reliable source I'd sure like to know.  Thanks
   
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 to see if it is telling us the truth?
THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU 
Fo r the past few years 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.  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.  < /SPAN>
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 question s who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation? 
The reason for the questions - or skepticisms - is a result of  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 ha d 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 int ernet, supposedly the Mikkelson's claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on 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 ever contacted anyone with State Farm.  Yet 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, libe rals 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 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.





I have told some who shared things with me that snopes said it wasn't true.  I apologize for that.  Snopes is not an unbiased source.

Eric
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