Snopes Tries 'Fact-Checking' LWC On Migrant Rape... Fails Miserably
Snopes.com is a site that prides itself on being about the "facts." Except for not really. The site is little more than a place for loony lefties to seek validation. Because there's nothing self-conscious lefties crave more than validation. Other than calling everyone a racist. Or sexist. Often both. Anyway. One of Snopes' more recent "debunkings" was a special one. Because this one involved Louder With Crowder directly...
WHAT'S TRUE: Leaflets were created and distributed in the city of Munich in 2013 to reinforce cultural standards in mixed bathing areas such as pools after a number of complaints were registered by German swimmers.
WHAT'S FALSE: The country of Germany created the leaflets; the leaflets were distributed in response to an incident in Cologne in 2015-2016; the leaflets were created after a wave of Syrian immigrants came to Europe in 2015; the complaints were entirely or primarily related to sexual assault or misconduct.
The Daily Mail maintained that the leaflets were created in response to the events in Cologne in late 2015 or early 2016. That outlet was far from the only source for such claims; blogger Steven Crowder published a 27 January 2016 item titled "Germany Takes Measures To Curb Islamic Rape… With Leaflets?" That post similarly posited that the leaflets were Germany's official response to the purported widespread, refugee-centric sexual assaults on New Year's Eve.
The "fact-checkers" don't seem to have their facts straight.
Firstly, the article in question can be viewed here: Germany Takes Measures To Curb Islamic Rape… With Leaflets? Maybe go and read it if you need to get caught up. That's probably more than Snopes did...
Snopes is guilty of the same biases they're supposedly fighting. Snopers, if that's what you call them, failed to mention the German government has printed new leaflets since 2013 and stepped up their distribution after the mass rapes (Sources: Cologne carnival organisers hand out leaflets telling migrants not to rape women or urinate in public in the wake of New Year sex attacks and Germans battle refugee sex assaults with signs, cartoons).
Also, just because certain leaflets existed prior to New Year's 2015 doesn't change the overall point. That point being migrants be raping the fräuleins. Like a lot. Snopes is trying to use semantics in the place of evidence. One does when one has an agenda to push. It's text-book leftism.
Which means when Snopes stamps the "MOSTLY FALSE" graphic on our story, what they actually mean is: "Mostly True, with an asterisk explaining a technicality, but screw it, you're not going to read our explanation below, and we hate how this makes the Islamic refugees look, so let's just say it's mostly false and go get a vegan cookie..."
Okay, so why does THIS story matter? Germany has some rape problems, Snopes has a narrative to protect, and once again Louder with Crowder is in the crosshairs of leftists. BFD, right? What else is new?
Remember the fake news "crisis" that has leftists in a tizzy? Social media sites like Facebook are cracking down on
opinions and facts they don't like news articles they perceive to be misleading. The site Facebook is using to police this so-called fake news? Snopes. Cue dramatic string music. Truth be damned.
What's the point of fact-checking when you
refuse fail to do any research? Credibility levels...depleted. Like an all you can eat buffet after a visit from Lena Dunham. Try again, Snopes.