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  • Here is my humble opinion. It is run by two people, The Mikkelsons. We are all human and all flawed. I wouldn't necessarily base all my final decisions based on their "opinions"! Good Luck, and God Bless!!!
  • They are pretty much on the fence. You might not like what you read there but its pretty close most of the time. Check things out at multiple websites and they are usually correct.
  • I would like know who actually owns and runs snopes. You know it is not done for free. Some group must have control of it. When I ask, nobody seems to have an answer. The principle is great but you need to know who controls the web site to have confidence in their answers. Since I don't have an answer, at the present, I don't have much confidence in what they say. I would like to hear from them about this.
  • 1) "Commercial? Supported by advertisements and contributions from readers Type of site Reference pages Registration Owner Barbara and David P. Mikkelson Created by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson" Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes 2) "Then it has been learned the Mikkelson's are jewish - very Democratic (party) and extremely liberal. As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals 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." Source and further information: http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=554918 ...........But you could possibly not find this last reference very reliable: "The Stormfront White Nationalist Community is a white supremacist,[a] neo-Nazi[b] Internet forum that has been described as the Internet's first major hate site,[c] and the first and most popular racist website." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stormfront_(website%29 The answer of Snopes: "For the record: We're not Jewish (not that it should matter to anyone save anti-semites), we don't live in the San Fernando Valley (and never have), and neither one of us is a Democrat ("liberal" or otherwise). Barbara's a Canadian citizen who couldn't possibly have an affiliation with a U.S. political party, and I'm officially registered as an independent. Neither of us has ever made a donation to a political party or candidate, worked on behalf of a political campaign (either on a paid or volunteer basis), or publicly endorsed or supported any party, candidate, or political cause (not even to the extent of displaying a bumper sticker, putting up a yard sign, or wearing a campaign button). Someone didn't know how to do basic investigative research, and it wasn't us." Source and further information: http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=791936
  • Perhaps they are apolitical and (like Answerbag) just make money from adverts.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, a California couple who met on the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup Snopes receives more complaints that it is too liberal than that it is too conservative, but insists that it applies the same debunking standards to all political stories. 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 David Mikkelson was an independent who was once a registered Republican. "You’d be hard-pressed to find two more apolitical people," David Mikkelson told them.[20
  • They aren't "more" of either. Contrary to the common American belief that human beings, as dynamic as we are, must necessarily fall into either of two parties...there are plenty of people who support other parties, support independant candidates only, or support no politicians at all. "Snopes receives more complaints that it is too liberal than that it is too conservative, but insists that it applies the same debunking standards to all political stories. 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 David Mikkelson was an independent who was once a registered Republican. "You’d be hard-pressed to find two more apolitical people," David Mikkelson told them" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes.com#Reception . . . [The ones who yell "bias" are usually just partisan blowhards who can't face the truth, if it happens to make one of their idols look unfavorable]
  • When they take any kind of editorial stand on events current or past it has a liberal slant. http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/02/snopes-liberal-political-agenda.html
  • Barbara and David Mickelson. I have used the site for years and find them to be more factual than political.

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