[Ed. – Wow, who knew there were nine of them? Didn’t realize the “Snopes” team was such a soap opera either. Better to do your own fact-checking (or, in many cases, just go with your gut and your own common sense), most of the time.]
[O]n the heels of media hysteria over the trend, now it seems everyone claims to be a foremost expert on the topic of spotting “fake news.” …
But just who are these self-appointed gatekeepers who claim to be the ultimate arbiters of what is or is not “fake news”?
WND found “fact-checker” sites run by:
- A gamer.
- A leftist, Trump-hating, feminist professor who specializes in “fat studies.”
- A sex-and-fetish blogger.
- A health-industry worker.
- Organizations with billionaire Democratic Party activists and donors.
- And another guy who went to extreme lengths to conceal his identity.
But most of the self-appointed “fact-checker” sites had one thing in common: President Trump – and the news sites that dare to give him a fair shake – are overwhelmingly their favorite targets. …
4. Trump-bashing prof’s ‘hit list’ of ‘fake’ news sites
The mainstream media went wild circulating a viral list of so-called “fake news” websites in November 2016 – and the list included established news sites like WND, Breitbart, Red State, the Daily Wire and Project Veritas – but WND found a leftist, Trump-bashing assistant professor in Massachusetts who specialized in “fat studies” was behind the effort to target and discredit legitimate news organizations. [This is the list-maker who decided your very own Liberty Unyielding is a “fake news” site. – Ed.]
One of Snopes’ leading fact-checkers is a former sex-and-fetish blogger who described her routine as smoking pot and posting to Snopes.com, and the company now is embroiled in a legal dispute between its former married founders that includes accusations the CEO used company money for prostitutes.