Snopes, the popular myth-busting website, pushed misleading facts to cover for Democrats Keith Ellison and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who didn’t leave their seats during the second standing ovation for Carryn Owens, widow of the deceased hero Navy SEAL Ryan Owens.

During Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday, Carryn Owens received two standing ovations. The second ovation, which lasted two minutes, Keith Ellison and Debbie Wasserman Schultz chose to stay in their seat.

Snopes, which is staffed mostly by those leaning left, tried to explain this disgraceful act away by reminding everyone that Keith Ellison and Debbie Wasserman Schultz stood and clapped during the first ovation.

Using this fact, Snopes tried to claim the lack of respect shown by Ellison and Wasserman Schultz was ‘fake’ even though there is photographic evidence to prove they remained seated.

Snopes revised their ‘fact-check’ without following the standard journalistic procedure of adding an editor’s note.

They were not the only ones to lack respect.

Even though Snopes used two fact-checkers on this story, they still got it wrong. Embarrassing considering one of those ‘fact-checkers’ was co-founder of Snopes, David Mikkelson.

Sources:
Daily Caller
Snopes

  • Mike Suhor

    Who are you going to believe, your own lying eyes or snopes?

    • SteppyJ412

      Snopes has been proven to be unreliable several times.

  • David

    Snopes… Any website that pops up and claims it’self as the end all say all of truth and facts about everything, should raise major red flags. I guess if you expose “internet pranks” with a certain bit of accuracy, you are then the gatekeeper of truth. Snopes is, and has always been a corporate deep state propaganda tool, and rivals CNN for the very fake news title.

    • BillR
      • robert owen

        How long have you waited to use that one?

        • BillR

          I could use it every day. As Dave Barry wrote “an apostrophe is used to warn the reader that an s is coming at the end of a word.”

          • Duane Savage

            No,one, cares, but, you.

          • BillR

            Thank you for outing yourself. Sloppy writing shows sloppy thought.

          • Duane Savage

            Do,not,care,for,your,opinion……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????

          • BillR

            If you really didn’t care, you wouldn’t say anything. You’re acting like just another ignorant liberal troll. QED

          • Duane Savage

            Not liberal.. just hate nitpicking twits

          • OKWishbone

            Ignore him. He doesn’t have anything else to do while his mother is making his bed except check grammar and punctuation on Facebook.

          • downloadaddict

            You don’t have to go around checking it when it’s blatantly obvious.
            “Itself” doesn’t require an apostrophe, as if it’s 2 words (it’s self).
            I usually leave most mistakes alone, cause most of them don’t really matter, but when a person can’t tell the difference between “to” and “too” or “your” and “you’re”, or other obviously easy words, then somebody should let them know how dumb they look when they try to correct other people, yet can’t even get their own sh** straight.
            Plain and simple, if you’re gonna correct other people, you should be correct, yourself.

          • Stephen Hawk Jr

            Hey jack wagon does your phone’s autocorrect always put the correct version of a word in? Does your speech-to-text always recognize the correct word? When you use the swipe method on your phone or tablet rather than tapping every last letter does it always pick up the correct word? And since you were too lazy to read the other posts or at least cite the correct person, Dwayne Savage and okWishbone were not the ones acting gramar police so take a breath and climb off your high horse before you fall and hurt yourself. And FYI this entire reply was done via speech recognition so any errors blame Android.

          • Chelle44

            I love that you used “Jackwagon”! It’s our family’s favorite “cuss” word! And the GIECO commercial is hysterical! A must watch if you haven’t seen it.

          • Chuck Wheat

            The word “its” in “itself” needs no apostrophe… The possessive form of “it” is “its”… “It’s” is the correct contraction for “it is”… The teacher needs to go back to school…

          • David

            No, you jackass. They are simply typing quickly to make a comment, with their thought process on the content they are commenting on. While fucks, such as yourself, add nothing at all to the subject at hand, because you lack the critical thing skills to think it through and have an opinion. So you criticize grammar in a vain effort to appear relavent and intelligent. You are neither.

          • Roman Marquez

            Relevant, fucks, such as yourself aren’t exactly brain whisperers!

          • David

            Boy, you sure told me off, you brainless fuck.

          • Roman Marquez

            You can’t tell shit from shinola how would you know what a brain was?

          • charles johnston

            Then don’t be one.

          • Moniker

            I saw what you did, there.

          • steve8714

            Punctuation and syntax are important. Are you helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse, or…

          • Roman Marquez

            No, my uncle can Jack, off a horse by himself.

          • steve8714

            However, most on this thread are in substantial agreement on the basic premise that Snopes will correct conservative or populist sites but believe left and statist sites need no such service.

          • Duane Savage

            True

          • jminsandiego

            Good job.

          • Justin Brown

            Looks like you don’t even know the difference between a comma and an apostrophe. You can’t even troll correctly.

          • Duane Savage

            AGain””””” do, not”, care!”,

          • Eric Denton

            My God man!!! Those are quotation marks, NOT apostrophes. A pitiful tribute to our education system. SMH

          • Duane Savage

            I would say you’re dumb as a box of hammers, but hammers are useful tools. You? Not so much.

          • Kyle Helman

            Hammers don’t come in boxes

          • Duane Savage

            Because it’s dumb

          • Luminous Flux

            and yes duance is a nuance of a ‘shitty troll.

          • Duane Savage

            And you’re a troll trolling a ‘shitty troll

          • Luminous Flux

            Nope, a troll, or trolling, is saying something with the sole purpose of passing people off. No one is upset. I was just pointing out the obvious, that you’re a nuance and a shitty troll. Now if you replied to my other post I might of agreed. But you didn’t, so I won’t

          • Duane Savage

            Stop trolling me

          • Luminous Flux

            So, The Troll is upset that someone is pointing out his stupidity and ignorance? Maybe you dont belong on the Internet sis.

          • Duane Savage

            Maybe I’ll make you my trolling project for the next 6 months

          • Luminous Flux

            *yawn* If you actually trolled me, that would be one thing, you might be harassing me, but you are not trolling me. I’m not mad, nor upset, and you’re failing miserably as your pathetic attempt to be a Troll, instead, you’ve become a parrot. Repeating the same stupidity over and over like the petty little brat you are.

          • Luminous Flux

            BWUAHAHAHAHAH

          • Plumpkitters

            way to sound like a full retard

          • DanaTeresa

            Might “Have” agreed with you. Not might “Of”

          • jminsandiego

            I wish the downrates were counted. A small down-arrow turned red and no number appeared. (This isn’t new but it continues to be annoying.

          • Luminous Flux

            mo’st retarded ‘shit i’ve ‘seen ‘since i lo’st my ‘sen’se ‘some ‘sunday in ‘september with ‘si’s’sy ‘sue and ‘sam

          • David Mulloy

            Hey….. There’s a “Comma” shortage, doncha Know??

          • Proud_to_be_American
          • trump blast

            ‘ shows the difference between a plural and a possessive !! No matter what the jokester Dave says !!

          • Jon Nessle

            Wow! Grammar-nazis exposed! I am an author and I still have to double-check its and it’s… Even after 6 books! But I am thankful for the Internet. It is inviting more people to be literate.

          • trump blast

            True but it invites others to be grammer natzi snobes who delight in pointing out errors instead of just reading the post as is and like a book !! and just understanding the intent of the author !!!

          • bgbdbill67

            An apostrophe is also used in a conjunction! Yes?

          • Philbert McNutt

            Unless, the lad using the wee bit of punctuation has a touch of the Irish about him.

      • Carl Gottstein

        Eat’A’Dk’

    • Stephen

      CNN? thats a bit harsh, if they’ve mad half a dozen mistakes that still makes them one of the most reliable news sources I know.

      • Infadel Macgee

        Riiiiiiiiiiight Stephen. Ok.

      • Rob Mugs

        I’m sorry Stephen, but they’re so obviously part of the liberal media. The skew things in their favor all day, every day.

        • Stephen

          I take exception to the term “Liberal media”, Instead I would call it the establishment media. There is a definite trend for elitists to try and control the news on both the left and the right wing issues.

          In other words money talks, and too many media stooges are buying, as are too many politicians too.

          • Bloody Macbeth

            Kim Lacapria is a failed liberal blogger. Shes is a political fact checker at snopes. David Mikkelson is under investigation for embezling money out of the company. His girlfriend or wife or porn star or whatever she is runs the site with him and she ran for libertarian so how in the name of everything that is holy could you trust snopes?

          • trump blast

            You mean truth walks when money talks !!

          • Jim Trent

            You can take exception to the term all you like. It doesn’t make it any less true.

      • Ncrdbl1

        CNN did not make mistakes they DELIBERATELY mis-represented the facts.

        • Stephen

          Ncrdbl: I’m not denying that CNN make up stories, I’m sure they do. I’m just willing to believe that a small site run by too people isn’t part of the “establishment” yet, I’m as willing to believe that they make mistakes.

          I think this is a good lesson though, we have obviously moved int an era when corporate news sites are no longer trusted, but its good to remember that even independent journalists and fact checkers can make mistake. In other words NEVER trust one source of news implicitly.

          • Vance

            Snopes is the one site I always get a link to when some lib friend of mine tries to refute a post, so the extra scrutiny of them is justified.

          • Jim Trent

            My favorite is when I use Snopes to bust them. It’s like how big of a liar are you that even Snopes said your lying liberal BS is false

          • Chuck Wheat

            The couple that created Snopes are self-proclaimed LIBERAL ACTIVISTS….

      • Caroline Mc Gilloway

        Oh my Lord, you cannot be that deaf .

      • charles johnston

        No mistakes- all on purpose.

      • Isa Guy

        Mistakes? Mistakes?
        They aren’t “mistakes” when they are stories designed to mislead and misinform. That’s what is commonly called “propaganda” these days.

    • Charlie

      The Russians hacked David’s phone. Lol

  • Jean Collier

    I saw it with my own eyes on live TV. Fake news snopes.

  • Corlu Varloon
  • Tim Brian

    David Mikkelson is currently going through a divorce and he’s being accused by his estranged wife of embezzling money from Snopes to spend on prostitutes 😀

    • Michael A. Barr

      I checked and snopes says it’s not true. Then it says it is. Then it says it isn’t. Then it says, “My lawyer has the proof.” Then it says, “Oh krap!”. Not sure what that’s all about. LOL

      • dionsius john

        Haha!

      • Chelle44

        BAAAHAHAHAA

  • john

    snopes is a man and wife working out of their kitchen in a suburb of Los Angeles …been more than a few times they been wrong

    • ShadowSandy

      They are split up now and hes got the trophy girlfriend thing. They are walking drama machines.

    • Ncrdbl1

      Nope husband left wife for his lover a while back.

      • Bloody Macbeth

        Not before he embezzled 98,000$ dollars.

  • David Stephenson

    Snopes made themselves known as fact fakers of the first order during the election cycle. Always biased. Financed by far left of the far left.

    • rushthezeppelin

      They did so well before that man. Anytime snopes talks about anything besides urban legends it’s generally misleading to outright false.

    • Bloody Macbeth

      Considering CEO and founder David Mikkelson is under investigation for embezzling money from Snopes, and his woman that runs it with him ran for libertarian and Kim Lacapria is a failed liberal blogger, it’s really no wonder they can’t be trusted, except to lie for the liberal agenda.

  • Mark

    Snopes has been bias (leftist) for years now. Don’t believe anything they say.

    • GoldBeachBiker

      Exactly, I stopped checking with them years ago.

    • jmi0112

      Since they started. Contributes to the DNC.

    • Yolanda Lyons

      Do you mean just like I don’t believe anything that #45 says?

      • Bloody Macbeth

        President Trump. Doesn’t it just roll off the tongue! President TRUMP.

        • Yolanda Lyons

          Just like a garbage can rolling down a hill. Yup.

          • Bloody Macbeth

            You poor oppressed liberal! May there always be crayons and silly puddy in your safe space, snowflake. Gonna be a long 8 years of President Trump for you!

          • Yolanda Lyons

            You poor disillusioned conservative! Did you mean to say “silly putty”? Or are you just trying to say something dirty, like your president? lol

          • Bloody Macbeth

            Is it silly puddy? Can’t remember. He’s not my President, but I wish he was. He would be alot better than that walking vagina Justin Trudont. Crawl back into your safe space now, silly girl.

  • AndrewA

    Oh, well. No more Snopes for me. Fake snooze.

  • Dude67

    Can we finally admit that Snopes is not longer a reliable fact-checking site, but has become a left-wing propaganda tool?

    • jmi0112

      Can we agree that snopes has never been a reliable fact checking source? I knew about their dirt from the start.

      • rushthezeppelin

        Mehhh they were good with urban legends at one point…..you have to give them that little bone at least lol.

        • Bloody Macbeth

          Kim Lacapria is a failed liberal blogger. Shes is a political fact checker at snopes. David Mikkelson is under investigation for embezzling money out of the company. His girlfriend or wife or porn star or whatever she is runs the site with him and she ran for libertarian so how in the name of everything that is holy could you trust snopes?

  • Mark_Trail

    Wazzermann-Schultz was casting a spell, Ellison was praying to Muhammad.

  • Jacob Rosin

    It’s all just different points of views people
    Let me give you an example:
    “Look it’s a love stone”

  • CynDaVaz

    Even this is misleading though. The person who tweeted about them initially said:

    [quote]Sobbing widow of slain Navy Seal receives 2 minute standing ovation.

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Keith Ellison stay firmly seated, no claps[/quote]

    But, in this article, a follow-up tweet (in response to Snopes) is this:

    [quote]Proof that DWS & Ellison stood for the first ovation & not for the 2nd. As I clearly tweeted: Check for yourself[/quote]

    Well, no … he didn’t “clearly” tweet that distinction in his very first tweet about it. He made the broad brush claim that they stayed “firmly seated, no claps”. That was not true. Video evidence does show (as he freely admitted) that they DID stand and clap at some point during the moment directed at/in honor of the widow. Now he’s just trying to split hairs to back away from his initial – not really very clear – claim. :p

    • jmi0112

      Otay

  • Lawrence Hughes

    The are Democrats. Lying is “what they do”.

  • Joanne13

    Snopes DOES have MANY factual posts. I’ve found them many, many times over the years… still do. But sadly it seems that truth is ‘subjective’ with snopes and other hoax/fact checking websites. Tell the truth… IF you like it and IF it’s convenient at the time. Unfortunately even though ‘fact checkers’ should be 100% on point ALL the time snopes obviously can’t be and that’s a REAL shame.

    • rushthezeppelin

      Even when their entire articles were factual though, they would still often be manipulative with their verdict (which is essentially their headline) based on political leaning. Seen too many times where somebody on the left says something false, snopes details how it’s false but then just calls it partially false or better.

      • ThrashMikki

        Agreed. On some things, Snopes is spot on…..when those things aren’t socio-political in nature. When they are, however, they have a tendency to skew things in favor of the liberal ideology and, oftentimes, this comes in the form of an attempt to rationalize and/or justify the liberal narrative by the author of a particular “fact”. I’ve noticed that it’s gotten worse in recent years so, I suspect that it will only continue along that pattern.

  • Druzil Lizurd

    pathetic ..ive NEVER trusted this shit site ..only trust multiple searches and cross references ..and even then still ask questions

  • ThrashMikki

    David Mikkelson is, and has always been, a liberal left-wing nut. One simply cannot expect his organization to stick to ACTUAL facts. You have to remember, if they (liberals) WANT something to be true, regardless of how false it may be in reality, then (to them) it MUST be true…..because they WANT it to be true. That’s just one facet of how the mentally ill minds of many liberals operate.

  • AverageJoe1987

    Snopes is like Politifact.

    Left-wing leaning biased trash that will call a completely 100% truthful statement by a Republican “False” while calling complete and obvious lies by Democrats “Honest and truthful statements.”

    Doesn’t surprise me that Snopes is putting out fake news to help the Dems.

  • AverageJoe1987

    Those Democrat scum not standing for her is irritating.

    Because you know that if Hillary had won the election and she brought some Radical Jihadist or BLM domestic terrorist the same Dems who refused to stand for that widow would have been leading the ovation for the terrorist Hillary would have brought up.

  • Badre Lummox

    So lets see…Keith Ellison, Debbie Wassermen, Steny Hoyer, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Nancy Pelosi have all decided that they are firmly entrenched on the side of the elite globalists and are either pedos or pedo coverer-uppers.

  • Frederick Maack

    Fascist propaganda.

  • Doug Packer

    They didn’t “get it wrong”. They intentionally put out false and misleading information to further their political agenda (sounds like a perfect Webster definition of “fake news”).

    Of course, snopes has always done that, people just weren’t paying enough attention to catch it.

  • Corinne Redlowske Locher

    Snopes has been unreliable for quite some time now! They take a story written by someone else, change a few words here & there, then claim it as their own!

  • I couldn’t post a link but search for this title in the UK’s DailyMailDOTcoDOTuk search field.

    “EXCLUSIVE: Facebook ‘fact checker’ who will arbitrate on ‘fake news’ is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes – and its staff includes an escort-porn star and ‘Vice Vixen domme’

  • Randy Villata

    It is not a matter of Snopes being wrong, it is a matter of Snopes being a liar. Clearly part of the Clinton Mafia.

  • Thomas DeMeo

    Doesn’t this bring into question EVERY factcheck that snopes has ever performed?

  • Ncrdbl1

    MILO the answer to the question. Who SNOPES SNOPES

  • Dan Aldridge

    Never mind that Trump insulted gold star parents and veterans during the election. Never mind that this is exploitation of a widow for political points (the infamous tweet was totally right).

    How stupid do people have to be? “Photographic evidence”? Unless everyone sat down and stood up at exactly the same time, not sure how that’s supposed to be “evidence”.

    And talk about “political correctness”. The sancrosanctness of the military and the flag are exactly that for the Right.

  • Caroline Mc Gilloway

    I have been posting about Snopes for a long time
    telling that Snopes is a fu__ked up fake news.
    They are on record saying they were fake ,made up news. They did it for laughs.

  • Jeff

    POOP has been a very LIBERAL tool – I have visually seen stories that POOP attempts to dispute as false or they will pick a long turd and manipulate the wording to slant the story they want to tell.

  • Tom Harrell

    Politico is not much better.

  • jminsandiego

    Snopes needs to stick with debunking rumors about whether Cheetos are made from beetle wings or if Travolta funked out of Astronaut training. They have no credibility in politics.

    • SNOPES is left wing. So it makes sense they have no credibility when it comes to several things – politics and politicized topics in general. Good to see there are other sensible people left in San Diego – but we’re being outnumbered by, among other things, illegal immigration.

  • Robin Prestwood

    At least find something of significance. Not triviality like who was or was not standing. Like MSM reporting on Trumps gal sitting with her legs under her on the couch. And something else about Trump that was so useless that I can’t even remember what it was.

  • Justin Brown

    So it doesn’t matter to anyone here that there is video evidence to support snopes claim huh? How in the world does that not make any of this skewed like you claim snopes to be? What crackpots. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid.

    • 1956cyndi

      sorry- the video showed they lied, which is what the article was about

  • downloadaddict

    I’ve
    known this for years…they’re run by biased liberals. Not saying
    liberal is a bad thing. Just saying if it’s ran by only one side and
    they are biased, it can’t be trusted. Wikipedia is more reputable. They
    have employees who are paid to maintain actual proof-fueled facts. If
    you change something, you have to cite reputable sources as proof,
    otherwise they will just change it back. Snopes has been busted several
    times posting nothing but biased garb.

  • danske

    Last year my friend revealed to me Snopes selective use of facts after I quoted them on an issue. Integrity losed, I don’t trust them anymore.

  • charles johnston

    Snopes has been proved wrong enough that I rarely go there for anything important.

  • robwin01

    Snopes misrepresented the facts in order to defend Democrats? Color me shocked!

  • Keith Beale

    Never trusted Snopes. Always in favor of Dems and never Republicans.

  • I realized a long time ago that Snopes was unreliable. Have not used them for fact-checking in two decades.

  • Elaine Winkler

    Heard not to count on Snopes for accurate information. Too political.

  • Philbert McNutt

    Snopes is to truth as jello is to spinal columns.

    Both of them allow a lot of jiggle room.

  • Isa Guy

    Political “fact checks” should always be critiqued through the lens of “what is the political bias of this site?”.

    Most political “fact checking” sites, it seems, are just political tools of the Left, generally. Hence, their value is nil when it comes to actual “fact checking”.

  • Rod Koodray

    Snopes is for Dopes! Learned a long time ago what a ‘fake news’ organization this is.

  • Don Jone

    I was always suspicious of this website after it was setup and became a popular place for people to go to for the “truth”, I always felt it might have been setup deliberately to get people to trust this site for fact checking so that “FAKE NEWS” could spread as truth. I always felt it was a website that could be easily hijacked by anyone with deep pockets like the leftist Soros!

  • Matt

    Why is Snopes still a thing? This has been a known fact for several years.

  • Critiquing the enthusiasm and timing the length of participation in (second!) ovations at what Trump tried to turn into a disgusting political rally? Where the hell do you think you are, you freaking idiot? North Korea?! Go away, you pedophile protecting piece of shit. Your fifteen minutes are OVER.

  • And another thing: I’m almost 100 percent sure that THIS version of Milo’s story is different than when I first read it, in which he claimed DWS and KE never stood at all. And then he has the gall to write: “Snopes revised their ‘fact-check’ without following the standard journalistic procedure of adding an editor’s note.”? Where’s YOUR editor’s note, Milo?

  • Darren Patterson

    Know what bugs me ? Dipshit people who think their the spell checkers of the internet . Snopes sucks and so do you . The article is about snopes being fake and you dipshits think someone putting an apostrophe or comma in the wrong spot is the end of the world . Most of the time it’s a dumbass libtard that can’t handle actual facts so they go for spelling errors , or go to their go to line “You must be a racist ” . It’s sad.