For John, BLUF: who watches the watchman? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Fact-Checking Snopes: Website’s Political ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Just A Failed Liberal BloggerIt is The Daily Caller and associate editor Peter Hasson.
Here is the lede plus two:
Popular myth-busting website Snopes originally gained recognition for being the go-to site for disproving outlandish urban legends -such as the presence of UFOs in Haiti or the existence of human-animal hybrids in the Amazon jungle.This is what those on the non-Progressive side always thought.♠
Recently, however, the site has tried to pose as a political fact-checker. But Snopes’ “fact-checking” looks more like playing defense for prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and it’s political “fact-checker” describes herself as a liberal and has called Republicans “regressive” and afraid of “female agency.”
Snopes’ main political fact-checker is a writer named Kim Lacapria. Before writing for Snopes, Lacapria wrote for Inquisitr, a blog that — oddly enough — is known for publishing fake quotes and even downright hoaxes as much as anything else.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ In contrast to those of us who are the real, the classical liberals. Yes, Rush is wrong to call Progressives Liberals.