Snopes.com CEO arrested on charges of fraud and corruption

My Comments: As though we didn’t know about Snopes!  This proves we were always right! (THIS IS SATIRE FOLKS….ONLY ONE PERSON CAUGHT THAT!)

BY CHEDOH AT THEPEOPLESCUBE.COM

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Snopes.com owners Barbara and David Mikkelson were detained by police today after an unrelated investigation of a Snopes.com editor led police onto a paper trail of corruption, bribery, and fraud at the very heart of the fact-checking organization. Evidence obtained by police has revealed that Snopes.com, which markets itself as “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation,” has a history of accepting money and favors from left-leaning and pro-Islamic political groups and individuals for helping them to advance their cause by rigging public discourse with selective fact-finding and deliberate manipulation of public opinion.

Late Monday morning, Brian Williston, a Snopes.com editor, who also doubles as the accountant, found himself at a flea market on the outskirts of Los Angeles. As he was browsing the different tables and tents looking for antiques, an old mechanical piano began playing Dixie’s Land, a song that was adopted as a de facto anthem of the Confederacy during the American Civil War and is now considered offensive by some due to its link to the iconography and ideology of the Old South.The tune sparked an outrage in Williston, who began yelling and cursing those who “would like to bring back slavery and racial separation,” and ordering the vendors to “turn off that racist music.” When no one nearby claimed to know how to turn off the one-hundred-year-old machine, Williston became violent. He started grabbing various antique objects from the vendors’ tables and throwing them at the antique piano in an attempt to silence the music.

A bystander, later identified as William Barksdale, working as a courier for the L.A. Messenger Service, attempted to calm Williston down, saying that “someone is just trying to see if that the piano still works” and “it’s only a song, don’t shoot the pianist,” but that only prompted the infuriated editor to redirect his rage to the messenger. Williston, who is white, began to choke Barksdale, who is black, while screaming “Shut up! Shut up!” as the mechanical piano continued to play Dixie’s Land in the background.

After some of the shoppers intervened and pried Williston’s hands off the courier’s throat, the Snopes.com editor fled the scene of the incident. LAPD quickly identified Williston by the personal check he left with one of the vendors, which contained his full name and address. While inside his home, Williston ignored commands to open the door, causing police to use forced entry in order to detain him.The arresting officer caught Williston slipping some papers under a Persian rug, which prompted the police to remove the rug and examine the documents underneath it.

One of them turned out to be a handwritten ledger, containing names of well-known individuals and organizations who have been paying Snopes.com to debunk stories that cast them in a bad light, while validating damaging half-truths and rumors about their political opponents.Having established their website as a reputable resource for validating and debunking stories in American popular culture since 1995, the Mikkelson couple soon found themselves in a position to influence public discourse by punishing or rewarding certain cultural and political biases.

Before long they were accepting money to promote some rumors and downplay or completely ignore some others, which over the years have brought them millions of dollars, according to the source. Especially scandalous may be the website’s possible collaboration with left-leaning national media organizations, which started with payments to Snopes.com to overlook or validate their inaccurate and biased reporting, and eventually evolved into a full-scale coordinated effort with left-leaning groups and public relation firms to construct a media narrative that gave legitimacy to certain opinions, political causes and public figures, while discrediting other opinions, causes, and public figures.

The list of groups and individuals paying to use the website’s clout ranged from local politicians to transnational entities to foreign governments, including Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Palestinian Authority.

None of the specifics or individual names are being revealed while the investigation is still ongoing, but a police source has indicated that “the shock waves will rock the world of the media and the political establishment.”

Several watchdog groups have already condemned Snopes.com as a corrupt organization with zero credibility and urged their readers to disregard any political debunking from this tainted source. But some media experts predict that, given the high-profile names involved, as well as the power and magnitude of the political opinion-generating machine of which Snopes.com was only a small wheel, the story may never be allowed to reach a full-blown scandal and will soon be discarded as an urban legend, joining a long line of other similar stories debunked by Snopes.com.

Footage of the piano which ignited the disagreement.

Additional reporting by Red Square – See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/snopes-com-ceo-arrested-on-charges-of-fraud-and-corruption-t16805.html#sthash.womHxHGk.dpuf

30 responses to “Snopes.com CEO arrested on charges of fraud and corruption

  1. Finally, it is about time Snopes was put out of business for all the lies and deceit they have published.

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  2. And he’s thinking'”I’m SOOOOO STOOOONED…”

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Not a problem though-Soros will work up some OTHER “Fact Checker” he can program to see things his way.

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  4. Are you noticing the fact checking sites seem to all be owned,run,or funded by “them”?

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  5. LMAO- That reminds me of Craig Ferguson on his TV show,”Well,it HAS to be TRUE,I read it on the INTERNET!” (Spoken with a Scottish accent.)

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  6. We play too nice. And they are better organized.
    We need to play by their rules.

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  7. Great article…but you DO know that The People’s Cube is satire, right?

    Like

  8. Hmmm… Very interesting…. But dumb.

    Like

  9. As a northerner, way up north in the Pacific northwest, I had no idea the Dixie song was offensive due to its racist baggage. It’s offensive because it’s extremely annoying, but racist? Guess you have to live down south to know the south.

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  10. oh, okay, thanks for the clarification, CZ!

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  11. Kelleigh,

    I wish this is true, but it isn’t. The original source, The People’s Cube, is a satire, i.e., fake news, site.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_People's_Cube

    I’ve fallen for fake news too. Hugs ❤

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Pingback: Don’t fall for the “Snopes CEO arrested for fraud” story | Fellowship of the Minds

  13. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Too many of these losers in this world.

    kommonsentsjane

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Lmaooooo @ the people that think this is real! How did they not notice the obviously Photoshopped pic of him being arrested. I’m sure they purposely sized his head incorrectly and did a horrible pasting job on it to even clue people in that it wasn’t real. Hilarious article though!

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  15. Sorry Christian Zionist, from the email I had received from the site it makes it look like I had quoted one of your comments which I didn’t mean to do if that’s what happened. Your article clearly stated that it’s satire and the article is highly entertaining!

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  16. Ugh, I was wrong. The email shows that I quoted the whole article. Sorry…it’s been a long week already!

    Liked by 3 people

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