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Snopes Defends Donald Trump from the Media!

Written by Joe Scudder

Despite a history of horribly liberal “fact checking,” Snopes portrays the President favorably.

With the media so unrelenting in its attacks on President Trump, it would be no surprise if the Snopes website joined in. It has a history of showing itself as nothing more than a part of the liberal media.

But instead, Snopes is departing from the pack. The website didn’t say all it could have, but it forthrightly defended Trump from false media allegations.

The Washington Times reports, “Snopes examines lies and misleading claims made by media against Trump.

Snopes.com is sometimes derided by conservatives as a liberal news operation disguised as a fact-checking site.

But this month, Snopes put out a report favorable to President Trump, concluding that, yes, he is the victim of lies in the news and in social media. In a way, the report bolsters Mr. Trump’s Twitter rants against “fake news.”

Snopes writes about a “major strand of falsehood about the president that feeds into his persona as a bumbling fool, prone to accidents and devoid of any cultural sophistication.”

The Snopes report generally shies away from criticizing the established news media — the liberal New York Times-CNN-Washington Post-led anti-Trump reporting that the president castigates the most.

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Snopes headlined its article, “The Lies of Donald Trump’s Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas.”

“This article is intended as a neutral, reliable analysis of the lies, false allegations and misleading claims made about and against Donald Trump since his inauguration in January 2017,” Snopes explains. “We’ve attempted to strip away the hyperbole, name-calling and generalizations, and examine the patterns and trends at work: what characterizes these lies and exaggerations, the effect they have, what might explain them.”

Snopes does mention a few mainstream media errors, such as Politico reporting that the president signed a kid’s hat at the White House Easter egg roll but then carelessly tossed it to the crowd. Video showed he tossed it directly to the owner.

Read the entire Washington Times story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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