Popular myth-busting web site Snopes initially gained recognition for being the go-to website for disproving outlandish city legends -such as the presence of UFOs in Haiti or the existence of human-animal hybrids within the Amazon jungle.
Recently, nevertheless, the positioning has tried to pose as a political fact-checker. But Snopes’ “fact-checking” appears extra like enjoying protection for outstanding Democrats like Hillary Clinton and it’s political “fact-checker” describes herself as a liberal and has referred to as Republicans “regressive” and afraid of “female agency.”
Snopes’ predominant political fact-checker is a author named Kim Lacapria. Before writing for Snopes, Lacapria wrote for Inquisitr, a weblog that — oddly sufficient — is thought for publishing fake quotes and even downright hoaxes as a lot as anything.
While at Inquisitr, the longer term “fact-checker” persistently displayed clear partisanship.
She described herself as “openly left-leaning” and a liberal. She trashed the Tea Party as “teahadists.” She referred to as Bill Clinton “one of our greatest” presidents. She claimed that conservatives solely criticized Lena Dunham’s comparability of voting to intercourse as a result of 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.”