Snopes might go out of business … and there was great rejoicing.
Oh Snopes, you really did this to yourselves. When you were covering basic information and debunking myths and rumors that was fine, but when you started with the political slant that allowed the Left to push a narrative that you ‘proved true’ you shot yourselves in the foot.
The main political fact checker at Snopes, Kim Lacapria, is known for publishing fake quotes and blatant hoaxes .
She described herself as “openly left-leaning” and a liberal. She trashed the Tea Party as “teahadists.” She called Bill Clinton “one of our greatest” presidents. She claimed that conservatives only criticized Lena Dunham’s comparison of voting to sex because they “fear female agency.”
She once wrote: “Like many GOP ideas about the poor, the panic about using food stamps for alcohol, pornography or guns seems to have been cut from whole cloth–or more likely, the ideas many have about the fantasy of poverty.” (A simple fact-check would show that food stamp fraud does occur and costs taxpayers tens of millions.)
Lacapria even accused the Bush administration of being “at least guilty of criminal negligience” in the September 11 attacks. (The future “fact-checker” offered no evidence to support her accusation.)
Needless to say, the internet was not sympathetic:
I hope Snopes goes tits up soon. Couldn’t happen to a better site.