On 8/16/2021 4:18 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
> On 08/15/2021 11:00 PM, Don Freeman wrote:
>> On 8/13/2021 7:10 PM, Jay Furr wrote:
>>> I know that alt.folklore.urban is essentially dead, but that said, is
>>> anyone out there?
>>> I got emails today from the staff at snopes.com
informing me that
>>> snopes himself has gotten in major hot water for plagiarizing lots
>>> and lots of news stories and not giving credit, and that he's been
>>> suspended from all creative access to the site.
>>> I'm surprised and disappointed. I was wondering if others had any
>>> more profound or interesting reactions.
>> There's a few of use lurking around, mostly just filtering out all the
>> bullshit postings but responding when one of the actual members speak
>> I heard about the problem with snopes, and hope it doesn't destroy their
>> credibility, we need more combatants against disinformation, not less.
> It always bothered me that they were consistently and considerably less
> vigorous in their condemnation of liberal "missing-context" items than
> in conservative "pants-on-fire" items.
I agree. It seems that everything has a political lean now.