Snopes Caught in Massive Lie Regarding Dems and the Fallen SEAL Tribute
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, liberals often liked to “fact check” various statements made by then-candidate Donald Trump and other Republicans in an attempt to debunk some of their claims.
While several things that Trump and other Republicans said were indeed false, many times the left-leaning sites that liberals used, like Snopes, would simply play to their own political agenda and ignore the real facts of the case.
More recently, Snopes, one of the more well-known fact-checking sites, has found itself in some hot water recently after it tried to “debunk” reports that Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida didn’t stand for Carryn Owens, the widow of deceased Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, during Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday, The Daily Caller reported.
The original claim was that Ellison and Schultz didn’t stand for the two-minute standing ovation, but they did stand for the first ovation. Snopes tried to combine these claims and labeled them as “false.”
“While some Democrats may not have stood and applauded as much as their Republican counterparts did, (Schultz and Ellison) did indeed all stand in acknowledgment of Mrs. Owens when she was introduced by President Trump,” Snopes reported.
The key here is the phrasing of the sentence: “when she was introduced.” Yes, they stood when she was introduced, but during the second, and longer, ovation, they didn’t stand.
HotAir noted that Snopes significantly revised its story after initially labeling the claim as “unproven.” Snopes ignored some of the key evidence proving that Schultz and Ellison were sitting during the ovation, and tried to throw around as much detail as possible in the hopes of confusing its readers.
In fact, photos of the exact moment were posted on Twitter showing that Schultz and Ellison were not, in fact, standing during at least part of the ovation.
It is entirely possible that Schultz and Ellison stood for some of the second ovation and the cameras simply missed it as a vast majority were focused on Owens, but there is photographic evidence showing that they were sitting during at least part of the ovation.
If Snopes could screw up something as simple as this, it makes you wonder what else the “fact checker” got wrong during the campaign season that no one caught.
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