Snopes is self-described as a fact checking site. It does a fair job when politics is not involved. When politics is involved it turns into a democrat ass kissing rag. Snopes is well recognized to be biased toward the left. Snopes has been reduced to fact checking memes, repeatedly fact checking the blatantly obvious satire of the Babylon Bee.
What I have noticed over the years is that Snopes generally gives a full throated approval of anything a democrat says but parses the hell out of something Republicans say.
This post is one perfect example of that.
On January 6, 2021 Snopes posted this article:
Did Trump Tell Supporters to Storm US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021?
Sounds simple enough, right?
What exactly did Trump say? This is what he said about that:
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
The key word here being “peacefully.” No one in the MFM ever mentions that. It’s all he said about marching.
So what did Snopes conclude?
U.S. President Donald Trump did tell supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, to gather at the U.S. Capitol and try to convince members of Congress to delay the constitutional process that would affirm Biden’s presidency.
Trump did not explicitly tell people to “storm” or “breach” or “break into” the Capitol.
It’s true that Trump tell supporters to gather at the Capitol? Why yes, but there’s one thing
THAT WASN’T THE QUESTION
They created a straw man to get that coveted “Mixture” rating.
And that “False” conclusion?
“Trump did not explicitly tell people to “storm” or “breach” or “break into” the Capitol.”?
That kind of conclusion requires getting into someone’s mind. What one reads in that post is opinion being presented as fact. As Trump did EXPLICITY ask the marchers to be peaceful, this conclusion is nonsensical. They parse out and distort anything Republicans say so they can impugn it, facts be damned.
The answer to the question was NO. It was that simple.
This is why Snopes sucks. This is what just destroys their integrity. As the Babylon Bee would say
Snopes Issues Pre-Approval Of All Statements Made During Tonight’s Democratic Debatehttps://t.co/ky3EPRlJvE
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) July 30, 2019
Damn, Doc. Sorry to disagree, but nowadays with Democrats trying to out-stupid each other on an Olympic level, it is sometimes difficult to tell Bee from real life.
The thing with these “fact checks” is they aren’t intended to be read. A comment or article posted gets one or more “fact checks” tacked onto it, the implication is that the facts of the comment or article are wrong. I take the time to read the “fact checks” and it’s been my experience that usually they don’t even address the issues. I’ve seen the article of Biden openly admitting the Democrats put together the extensive system of fraud get 5 fact checks tacked onto it! FIVE! And it’s a damned video of his mouth vomiting HIS words! One says “out of context” as if there is some other context, but they don’t explain what that other context IS.
Yeah, that “fact checking” in general and Snopes especially is a real joke. It’s some sort of religious icon for the left; it MUST be respected… because it is checking the facts!
This whole Impeachment is going to cost many politicians their carreirs and their liveliehooods i hope it comes back to haunt these Traitors