Politicspoliticssnopesliberalsliesfactchecking

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:00 PM

'Fact checking' website Snopes on verge of collapse after founder is accused of fraud, lies.

Fact-checking website Snopes is on the verge of financial collapse after its owner was accused of embezzling company funds to pay for his contentious divorce battle and lavish overseas trips with his new wife, a former Las Vegas escort and porn actress.

The company's financial woes have gotten so bad that Snopes' owner David Mikkelson started a crowd-funding website pleading for donations this week, which raised over $500,000 from generous readers in its first day.

But DailyMail.com can disclose significant facts which are entirely missing from the fact-checking website's version of events - including the fraud allegations against Mikkeslon.

Snopes.com was started by David Mikkelson and his ex-wife Barbara in the mid-1990s as a website that debunked myths and urban legends.


Lavish salary': Court papers show that Mikkeslon is at the center of the legal dispute over claims that he tried to commit fraud to obtain his salary, put escorts expenses, used company funds to pay legal fees for his divorce and honeymooned with his new wife Elyssa Young on expenses

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4730092/Snopes-brink-founder-accused-fraud-lying.html#ixzz4s6jDsfJV
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook



24 replies, 919 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 24 replies Author Time Post
Reply 'Fact checking' website Snopes on verge of collapse after founder is accused of fraud, lies. (Original post)
Dexter Morgan Sep 2017 OP
quad489 Sep 2017 #1
Dexter Morgan Sep 2017 #2
Cold Warrior Sep 2017 #4
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #3
The More You Know V2 Sep 2017 #9
Argentina Sep 2017 #10
The More You Know V2 Sep 2017 #12
Fiendish Thingy-BC Sep 2017 #5
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #6
Fiendish Thingy-BC Sep 2017 #13
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #14
NavyBrat Sep 2017 #15
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #16
NavyBrat Sep 2017 #18
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #19
NavyBrat Sep 2017 #20
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #17
Fiendish Thingy-BC Sep 2017 #21
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #22
Fiendish Thingy-BC Sep 2017 #23
Nightmare Is Here Sep 2017 #24
I814U2CY Sep 2017 #7
rahtruelies Sep 2017 #8
Argentina Sep 2017 #11

Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:06 PM

1. Wonder how Snopes rated this story about him...................

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:15 PM

2. Snopes fact checkers say this is false...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:21 PM

4. I refuse to believe this until

it's fact checked by Snopes!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:19 PM

3. He sure did upgrade on wives

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nightmare Is Here (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 02:11 PM

9. It would be hard to come up with a more accurate picture of today's typical liberal douchebag

 

and his cat lady helper on their pink pussy hat couch. The entire world laughs at people like this and they hate us for it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The More You Know V2 (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 02:48 PM

10. What's wrong with being a cat lady? I'm a cat lady.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Argentina (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 02:59 PM

12. I rest my case.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:24 PM

5. And yet facts remain facts

Thie Daily Mail has been running hit pieces on snopes for some time now, and yet it doesn't change the verifiable facts they have aggregated at their site.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:32 PM

6. Half of what Snopes calls "fact"

 

Is pure bullshit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nightmare Is Here (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:58 PM

13. Feel free to post your evidence

That half of Snope's verifications are false.

You can't do it.

The few errors they have made, they have admitted and corrected.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 08:22 PM

14. Snopes has been busted spreading bullshit many times.

 

Feel free to do your own research or continue to be a stupid sucker. Up to you. I don't give a rat's ass about you either way.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nightmare Is Here (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 08:48 PM

15. You made the claim. Link or slink.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NavyBrat (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 08:50 PM

16. Google is not your friend but it is a good research tool

 

Research or go eat a dick.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nightmare Is Here (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 09:02 PM

18. Three examples equals half?

 

And what the fuck is up with righty's infatuation with eating dicks? It's like their go-to comeback.
They get a little bit miffed, and it's *** POOF *** "Eat a dick".
Freud would have a field day with you kids.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NavyBrat (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 09:08 PM

19. We have hundreds of examples of Obama and Hillary lying

 

You stupid sheep still follow them blindly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nightmare Is Here (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 09:19 PM

20. And while I feel the same way about Trump and many of his fanboys ...

 

somehow eating dicks never comes to mind.
That was your fallback response. I just wonder why?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Nightmare Is Here (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 12:36 AM

21. So you got nothin

It's your assertion, burden of proof is on you.

Most of Snope's articles post links to original source material, so those with critical thinking skills can verify the evidence, rather than just accepting memes, tropes and talking points uncritically.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 08:27 AM

22. Did I say Google was above your limited intellectual resources?

 

I suppose clicking a simple link also presents a challenge?

Snopes busted!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nightmare Is Here (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 12:13 PM

23. LOL- links to Daily Caller, Free Republic...

And other lying RW websites? "Snope's lies and spins for Hillary again"

You lose- no independently verifiable evidence refuting the evidence Snope's links to in their articles.

Again, your assertion "half of what Snope's calls 'fact' is pure bullshit" remains just your opinion, unsubstantiated by evidence. If it was supported, you would have linked to original sources that refuted Snope's sources, and not linked to RW propaganda sites. Furthermore, personal attacks and insults reveal your awareness of the flimsy basis for your original assertion.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 12:23 PM

24. No surprise you believe Snopes.

 

Your ass believed Jug-Ears and Wobbly Crooked and voted for them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:45 PM

7. Has snopes debunked this yet?

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 01:57 PM

8. a Great 20 year faux news run.................

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 02:49 PM

11. I'm sure Snopes will debunk this story.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Politicspoliticssnopesliberalsliesfactchecking