April 19-20, 2016 -- Possible Rafael Cruz link to Oswald brings out the Snopses

publication date: Apr 19, 2016
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April 19-20, 2016 -- Possible Rafael Cruz link to Oswald brings out the Snopses

As some major news develops linking the Cuban father of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz to the New Orleans-based plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, the perennial "debunking" site Snopes.com has weighed in with a volley of attacks on WMR. Snopes.com was founded as site to debunk so-called "urban legends" and has, in concert with the always-dubious Wikipedia, served as a conduit for official disinformation parlayed by various U.S. government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of State.

Snopes.com is run by a California couple named Barbara and David Mikkelson who founded the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society. The San Fernando valley is best known as the porn capital of the world and many of its residences serve as porn studios for even the most aberrant type of sexual behavior. It also serves as the headquarters of Snopes.com, which specialized in its own form of "smut" aimed at legitimate news stories.

Snopes enjoys a symbiotic relationship with Wikipedia and they often cross-reference their "anti-conspiracy" drivel. In comments made in Washington, DC two years ago, former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson described Snopes.com and Wikipedia as the two worst reference sites on the Internet. As a telltale sign of their collaboration, the Wikipedia site contains no criticism, such as that leveled by Attkisson and others, against Snopes.com

The Mikkelsons chose the name Snopes because it is the name of a fictional family featured in William Faulkner's novels that includes a pedophile, a murderer, a bigamist, a corrupt racist politician, and a thief who live in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi. The idea is to label all those targeted by the Mikkelsons as candidates for membership in the Snopes family. As someone who attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where Faulkner lived and wrote, and who took more courses on Faulkner than palatable, this editor can point out that Faulkner also, in creating the Snopes family, had in mind the creation of characters resembling bullshit artists like the Mikkelsons.

Snopes.com almost made it to the small screen in a show titled "Snopes: Urban Legends," a show designed to puff up their phony expertise. The show was to be hosted by Jim Davidson, the pit reporter from the mind-rotting cable show "Monster Wars" that featured racing monster trucks. Davidson also appeared on CBS's daytime soap opera "The Guiding Light." Too bad he didn't use the CBS employee phone directory to ask Attkisson about Snopes.com before committing to host a program about it. Alas, the television network executives took a pass on the Snopes show and Davidson now spends his time working at his auto repair shop in Los Angeles.

All that said, Snopes.com is calling WMR a "disreputable web site." Here is a deal for Snopes. If they can produce for the public all of their IRS Form 1099s and 1099-MISCs showing their sources of non-salaried income, so will we. WMR has no worries because we do not accept funding from the CIA or any of its affiliated fronts.

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