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Snopes is under attack

Posted by Charles II on September 23, 2015

The People’s Cube, a right-wing fake news/”humor” site that confuses hate with humor has accused the people who run Snopes of actual crimes:

Snopes.com owners Barbara and David Mikkelson
were detained by police today after an unrelated investigation of a Snopes.com editor lead police onto a paper trail of corruption, bribery, and fraud…

This is being circulated by right-wingers, along with a Photoshopped picture of David Mikkelson supposedly being perp-walked. I do not see any clear indication on the site that it is a humor site.

Barbara Mikkelson is one of my heroes. Snopes is one of the few efforts that have helped to slow down the lie machine. I am saddened that things have fallen to this point.

The lie is being propagated by, among others:

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Snopes-Lies/221236624664088

SnopesLies

 

 

Are right-wingers really this gullible?

3 Responses to “Snopes is under attack”

  1. Sure they are (gullible). And so’s the Left. Ever since this presidential cycle started, Media Matters for America has been an unofficial HRC campaign site.

    • Charles II said

      I don’t think Media Matters claims that opponents of HRC have been arrested for crimes.

      • No, they have not. But it’s an article if faith among many of the surrogates of Hillary’s rivals (or GOP operatives posing as such – one was already unmasked over at DKos) that Media Matters (which relentlessly debunks the GOP-crafted anti-Hillary smears certain Democratic primary operatives love to spread) can’t be trusted on anything because David Brock has openly stated that he backs Hillary.

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