Snopes in danger of closing doors?

From Chelsea Schilling at World News Daily:

The financial situation has apparently become so dire that Snopes owner David Mikkelson launched a crowd-funding website to solicit donations, according to London’s Daily Mail. Readers contributed more than $500,000 in just the first 24 hours.

As WND has reported,, a website that’s been around since 1995, is sometimes cited by other “fact-checking” sites to support their claims. Facebook has even indicated it plans to use Snopes as one of its arbiters of “fake news.” But WND revealed the site has been criticized by conservatives for a left-leaning bias and admits it has no standard procedure for fact-checking.

 Divorce and lawsuits involved.

Reality check: Genuine fact-checking is always risky. On the other hand, the real-time collapse of standards at legacy media make it a promising field, if safe.

See also: Snopes, surprisingly, debunks fake news about Donald Trump

  • UCSPanther

    It is not a good time to be a left wing news outlet. Gawker Media’s bodyslam by Hulk Hogan seems to have been the start of the storm that is sweeping the left wing MSM before it…

  • john700

    And the stupid Koch brothers prefer to give hundreds of millions of dollars to Republicans in Congress…Why not discreetly buy these websites and newspapers in distress? They could have bought (hostile takeover?) NYT, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, etc. Buy them and, if you cannot make them profitable, just shut them down!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      In many cases the owners (fabulously rich and own a losing but prestigious institutional company like the NYTs) will not sell to just anybody.
      Yeah, some rich conservative wouldn’t be allowed to buy the NYTs, but they will allow some foreigner like Carlos Slim inside their club.

      • john700

        No, no, no…they buy the firm’s debt from suppliers using anonymous corporations and then, at the appropriate time, they call in the debt. Then, they take control for peanuts.

  • Gary

    John Moore used this website as his goto source for the truth and must have thought that it was less pathetic than the CBC.

    Someone in the media was interested in my views on the CBC and Mahar Arar’s case because of my comment after their show which pushed the islam=Peace narrative and that 99% of the muslims in canada would not lie and they reject Hamas and ISIS .

    So i got them to reflect and remember the the 2008 version of Maher Arar by the CBC and STAR which is now repeated for Omar Khadr the innocent child soldier. I have alleged that Arar was globe trotting on our passport and fled canada to live with hamas linked relatives or his wife in Tunis . The police were moving in and Arar fled to the USA but got flagged at JFK because the FBI was watching him in the USA for going to suspect Al-qaeda friendly mosque in california and Boston where he lived right near one of the Airports used on 9/11 2001 at that time .
    He was legally denied entry but Tunis refused to let he on a return flight. It took 2 weeks for the US find a Nation to take him which was Jordan . He was a Syrian is a Syrian is a Syrian and just got his Canadian citizenship where he was outside Canada almost 50% of the time on our Passport.
    Arar had said in 2003 to a CBC reporter tha tthe US was nice to him and he got a private jet with halal food to fly to Jordan where he was nabbed and tortured for 14 days and then driven to his homeland which I researched to be for a Military trial as draft-dodge at 17 that fled to canada in 1987 .

    But the CBC sees the truth as what is is that day . So when Arar’s lawyer changed the story in 2004 where he was grabbed by the US at JFK and held illegally for 14 days until Khadr said he saw Arar at a Jihad camp where the USA then sent Maher to Syria to be tortured.
    I saw the scam and went to the CBC’s News archives and Arar’s own website to double check his Lawsuit for $25 million against Jordan for torture as well as Syria for jailing him .

    If you bought the LIES by CAIR and Arar during the Inquiry and $10.2 million pay off by his extortion for a $400,000,000.00 lawsuit.
    Ask your self WHY Canadian taxpayers funded a suspect jihad supporter when this 2003 CBC report proves what I said that it was Maher Arar in his own word in 2003 that JORDAN was here is was held for 14 days and tortured which was never proven .

    When Arar changed his story…..note how the account of his ordeal in Jordan had vanished from October 9th to the 22nd where we infer he’s in Syria and finally gets a visit on the 23rd from a rep from Canada .
    Lawyers know that not telling the whole story can avoid an overt LIE and fool the idiots at the CBC and STAR.

    ***** Sept. 26, 2002: Arar arrives at JFK Airport in New York City, on a flight from Zurich, headed for Montreal. Detained by U.S. authorities, questioned, told he is inadmissible to the United States and asked where he would like to go. He says Canada.

    Oct. 4, 2002: Arar visited by Maureen Girvan, Canadian consular officer in New York. She later says she never thought the Americans would send him anywhere except home to Canada.

    Oct. 8, 2002: Arar taken from his cell at 3 a.m., told by American officials he is being deported to Syria on suspicion of terrorist activity. Bundled aboard private jet.

    Oct. 9, 2002: Plane lands in Jordan, Arar quickly transferred by car to Damascus where he is to be jailed by Syrian military intelligence.

    Oct. 10, 2002: Arar gets first look at cell he describes as size of a grave. Spends most of next 10 months there.

    Oct. 11, 2002: Arar tortured for first time, beaten on palms, wrists, lower back and hips with electrical cable. Makes false confession to terrorist training in Afghanistan.

    Oct. 23, 2002: Arar meets Canadian consul Leo Martel for first time. Beatings have lessened since he was first jailed, and Martel later says he couldn’t detect any signs of physical torture. Several more consular visits in subsequent months but none is private; Syrian officials insist on being present.

    Did you see the BS. Yes… his flight from Tunis had its last stop in Zurich before heading to JFK . This was to hide his links to Tunis and the pro-hamas relatives he lived with. He was denied entry to the USA but you can’t just pick where you want to go because IF he was the Shoe Bomber with fake ID wanting to kill Canadians at 20,000 feet…. the US would be complicit to get him on a flight to blow up the plane. Arar was a Syrian by him self from Tunis as a young muslim male with a canadian passport.
    October 9th , Arar says he landed in Jordan but that story changes to remove his torture there which he told a CBC reporter about .

    The CBC gets over $1 billion for “quality ” journalism and yet I found all of this for about $8.00 at an Internet Cafe where 1 item was from the CBC archives.
    Now the CBC is aiding Omar Khadr by changing his story and helping Justin by making it he SCOC that forced his to give Omar $10.5 million.
    Take the 10.5 millions from the CBC budget and let’s watch to see if they really want justice for Omar.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Facts and reality don’t matter anyway.