The financial woes of famed internet-rumor snoopers Snopes led recently to a GoFundMe page where grateful readers could donate to keep them alive. Apparently that effort was successful for the time being. But for their part, Snopes seems determined to bury their own organization under a heap of humiliation and bizarre bias.
Gone are the days when Snopes was known for diligently getting to the bottom of the “Morgan Freeman is dead” or the “CDC Says the Flu Shot is Causing a Deadly Outbreak” rumors. Instead, here were the latest articles posted on their website as of the time of this writing:
- Did Colorado Democrats Pass a ‘Gun Confiscation’ Bill?
- Did President Obama Bow to Ayatollah Khamenei?
- Sanctions on Iran Could Cost U.S., European Companies Billions
- Trump Suggests Revoking Reporters’ Credentials
- Did Major General Paul D. Eaton Say Trump’s Decertifying Iran Deal ‘Dishonors America’?
In other words, it reads like the front page of MSNBC. What makes this so ridiculous is that just two years ago, Snopes founder David Mikkelson did an interview with Kristie Lu Stout of CNN where the two bragged about Snopes’ independent, agenda-less objectivity.
Life comes at you fast, I suppose. Now those objective researchers are regularly fact-checking satire if it dares to embarrass the left. Remember back in March, Snopes went out of their way to fact-check the Christian satirical website The Babylon Bee for its article hilariously titled, “CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine to Spin News Before Publication.”
The online fact-checking source Snopes.com has repeated a debunked claim that only three percent of Planned Parenthood's funding goes to abortions while critiquing a satirical article.
In response to the news that comedian Billy Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault, the Babylon Bee posted a satire article on Apr. 27 titled "Planned Parenthood Defends Bill Cosby: 'Sexual Assault Is Only 3% Of What He Does.'"
First of all, that is a stellar double dig at both Cosby’s sins and Planned Parenthood’s laughably outrageous statistical distortion. And that’s apparently what made the liberal overlords at Snopes a little disgruntled. In their “fact-check” Snopes went on to parrot Planned Parenthood’s claim that abortion is only 3% of what they do.
No wonder Snopes needs GoFundMe to prop it up. Somewhere along the line they decided to be a poor man’s Huffington Post.