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Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?

 
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Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
When I've tried to tell other people why politics are a sham,why big pharma/oil is globalist controlled and wants to screw us etc;people keep posting links to snopes 'debunking' as though it is the end all authority.

Is there something I'm missing?
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03/13/2014 02:42 PM
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Thread: SNOPES can NOT be Trusted
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03/13/2014 02:42 PM
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Idiots...
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03/13/2014 02:43 PM
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Give me an example of where Snopes is wrong?
Or are they banned on this forum...?
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
If you "Snopes" Snopes you find that its been Snopesed
**I'm all out of bubblegum
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03/13/2014 02:44 PM
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Yeah, who cross-checks THEM?
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Yeah, who cross-checks THEM?
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Your masters and program controllers.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Give me an example of where Snopes is wrong?
Or are they banned on this forum...?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39230827


You're sounding awfully a lot like a sheeple fella.
Now I'm about to ask you a logical question,and not an emotionally charged one.Therefore you might have a little trouble,but just hang in there.

WHY are snopes trustworthy exactly?
Are you sure you're not just another little follower that has been conditioned to think certain sources are trustworthy?There was a time when most people trusted Fox news,msnbc,cnn, and their politicians too ya know?

Those 'nutjobs' that told you they were full of it,were right back then.Conspiracy theories repeatedly are shown to be fact over time.Are you going to have to be taught that lesson yet again?
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
great question
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Give me an example of where Snopes is wrong?
Or are they banned on this forum...?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39230827


You're sounding awfully a lot like a sheeple fella.
Now I'm about to ask you a logical question,and not an emotionally charged one.Therefore you might have a little trouble,but just hang in there.

WHY are snopes trustworthy exactly?
Are you sure you're not just another little follower that has been conditioned to think certain sources are trustworthy?There was a time when most people trusted Fox news,msnbc,cnn, and their politicians too ya know?

Those 'nutjobs' that told you they were full of it,were right back then.Conspiracy theories repeatedly are shown to be fact over time.Are you going to have to be taught that lesson yet again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26035080


"Conspiracy theories repeatedly are shown to be fact over time." Like what? You do know that NOTHING ever predicted to happen on GLP has actually happened?

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And you still haven;t answered my question.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Give me an example of where Snopes is wrong?
Or are they banned on this forum...?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39230827


You're sounding awfully a lot like a sheeple fella.
Now I'm about to ask you a logical question,and not an emotionally charged one.Therefore you might have a little trouble,but just hang in there.

WHY are snopes trustworthy exactly?
Are you sure you're not just another little follower that has been conditioned to think certain sources are trustworthy?There was a time when most people trusted Fox news,msnbc,cnn, and their politicians too ya know?

Those 'nutjobs' that told you they were full of it,were right back then.Conspiracy theories repeatedly are shown to be fact over time.Are you going to have to be taught that lesson yet again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26035080


"Conspiracy theories repeatedly are shown to be fact over time." Like what? You do know that NOTHING ever predicted to happen on GLP has actually happened?

cruise


And you still haven;t answered my question.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39230827


Awwwww poor little sheeple tards got a bad memory.
Remember when anyone who said the government was listening into your conversations was a tin foil hat nutjob?How did that one turn out for ya dumb ass?

I have answered your question.
Snopes has been wrong multiple times.
About global warming...
about political corruption...
about big pharma....

But if you want to stay a 'useful idiot' that just accepts everything snopes says as fact be my guest.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Snopes sucks. Your Uncle's more reliable
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Who owns it????
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03/13/2014 11:58 PM
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Because its not just one person who investigates the things its many.
They delve very thoroughly into all information that can be found.
Because they put all the info on the page before making a conclusion both for and against the claim.
You do not have to come to the same conclusion as them.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
SNOPES is not a research team. They are just a very liberal husband and wife who pretend to know everything, and have gotten thousands of idiots to believe them.

They have been caught doing poor research, making stuff up, and outright lying when it comes to their political favorites. They are not to be trusted!!!
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11159795


Exactly! Who backs Snopes? It's private so no one knows who backs them. Rumor has it, one supporter starts with an S and is suspected of backing an uprising in the big U recently.

Not trustworthy
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
You can't trust it for controversial and sensitive topics / subject matters - same goes for wikipedia...

But it's great for disproving things like Eddie Murphy's fatal snowboarding accident....

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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
When I've tried to tell other people why politics are a sham,why big pharma/oil is globalist controlled and wants to screw us etc;people keep posting links to snopes 'debunking' as though it is the end all authority.

Is there something I'm missing?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26035080


You're missing something. Snopes actually does this thing called "fact checking." They run down the source of the rumors and hoaxes. They actually call people. And they point out the obvious. Like satire sites that people - including GLP - take seriously.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
It doesn't tell you what things are.
It gives the info it can find, it makes its own conclusion from it.
Make up your own mind you don't have to believe everything they conclude.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Yeah we don't hear much about Snopes anymore since they were debunked a few years ago.

Sorry no link
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Brand recognition and Appeal to Authority. Snopes (I've heard about them) are experts (they are smarter than me) so I trust them.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
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Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, both of whom are liberal, Jewish Democrats.

Their opinions reflect their background.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
Because people are stupid.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
stockholm syndrome? lead paint? 1dunno1
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Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, both of whom are liberal, Jewish Democrats.

Their opinions reflect their background.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44911719


So does that mean that they can't call scams? Or the obvious? Or when people are doped into believing satire as fact? Or that they can't backtrack the source of rumors? Or call out poor photoshop jobs?
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[link to www.fourwinds10.net]


Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, both of whom are liberal, Jewish Democrats.

Their opinions reflect their background.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44911719


So does that mean that they can't call scams? Or the obvious? Or when people are doped into believing satire as fact? Or that they can't backtrack the source of rumors? Or call out poor photoshop jobs?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45157118


How can you trust someone who is still trapped inside politics to call scams? I know that I may as well be talking to a brick. You are trapped inside so many scams.
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
SNOPES is not a research team. They are just a very liberal husband and wife who pretend to know everything, and have gotten thousands of idiots to believe them.

They have been caught doing poor research, making stuff up, and outright lying when it comes to their political favorites. They are not to be trusted!!!
 Quoting: samanthasunflower


hesright
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Re: Why do people seem to trust snopes so much?
When I've tried to tell other people why politics are a sham,why big pharma/oil is globalist controlled and wants to screw us etc;people keep posting links to snopes 'debunking' as though it is the end all authority.

Is there something I'm missing?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26035080


You're missing something. Snopes actually does this thing called "fact checking." They run down the source of the rumors and hoaxes. They actually call people. And they point out the obvious. Like satire sites that people - including GLP - take seriously.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45157118


Oh sure..I'm sure they 'fact check' every bit as good as Fox News,MSNBC,and CNN little man

And why are conspiracy sites satire my man?
Oh let me guess..It's stupid because it's not what you heard from the dum dum box and your college professor?

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