Man, Snopes is not having a great 2019. From fact-checking obvious parody accounts and sites to letting their mask slip just enough for us to see their Liberal bias, they’ve really been screwing the pooch.
Take for example their insistence that a poll showing Ilhan Omar and AOC with low approval ratings with a certain demographic as ‘not credible’:
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) July 28, 2019
Snopes declared this was “Mostly False,” flagging a tweet by President Trump which claimed “Omar is polling at 8%, Cortez at 21%. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party.”
The tweet was too vague: Omar had an approval rating of nine percent and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was at 21 percent in one poll in one specific category: “1,003 likely general-election voters who are white and have two years or less of college education.” The news networks went limp on this Democrat poll.
But Bethania Palma at Snopes was especially unhappy because the political-news site Axios reported these poll numbers without sharing who the pollsters were (except they were Democrats). That’s a point worth making. But what was “false” in this report?
Nothing was false in the report, Snopes just didn’t care for the outcome of the poll. *shrug*
Suppose that means the only real ‘falsehood’ here is that Snopes is in any way objective or actually checking facts.
And we’re surprised? I never pay attention to any polls except the actual election results……okay, ya got me, they’re not actually polls. Revised: I don’t pay attention to ANY polls!
— Vanns40 ???? (@Vanns40) July 28, 2019
Then again, now that I think about it, @snopes are not very good at that fact checking thing either.
— james (@thelook01) July 28, 2019
Liberal Snopes was created to help give the "truth optics" to liberal lies & to combat conservative facts. They use fakenews, google's unimaginable findings, & liberally cleansed wikipedia to back up their findings. https://t.co/ghecPj8Yio
— Trust Is Earned (@BeSmartnMatter) July 28, 2019
Convenient, right? Pretend to be an unbiased fact-checking site that basically runs cover for the Left and Leftist outlets.
Quite the racket.