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snopes 25 January 2007 03:13 AM

If you'd read the article first, you wouldn't sound like a fool now
 
Comment: If you did a little research you'd find that Niagara falls was
indeed "shut-off" at one point. I don't have the dates, etc since "that's
not my job" like it is (supposedly) yours. Jesus, i just lost all kinds of
respect for your site.

Amigone201 25 January 2007 03:17 AM

This reminds me. I haven't forgotten my promise to you guys (and to myself) to get some shots of an iced-over Niagara Falls. I'm going up there on Friday, so hopefully I'll be able to do it then.

Sorry, what? The commenter? Oh, yeah, he's a moron.

snopes 25 January 2007 09:18 AM

Comment: Your article "The Enemy Within" about Barack Obama is SUCH A LOAD OF CRAP!!! Obviously the author of the article has a prejudice against the muslim faith. Extremists exist in every religion, not just the muslim religion. You should stop allowing filthy lies to ruin your website and concentrate on the issues each Presidential candidate is talking about.

snopes 26 January 2007 01:22 AM

Comment: I'd like to apologize to Snopes for the rude email I sent the
other day. Your response was correct. I read only the top portion "The
Enemy Within!" and assumed the whole page was a smear on Barack Obama. I
should have read it completely. The summary corrects the false statements
made in the article.

Again, I apologize.

Hillary K. 26 January 2007 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 38602)
Comment: I'd like to apologize to Snopes for the rude email I sent the
other day. Your response was correct. I read only the top portion "The
Enemy Within!" and assumed the whole page was a smear on Barack Obama. I
should have read it completely. The summary corrects the false statements
made in the article.

Again, I apologize.

What do you know. They CAN be taught sometimes.

Hillary "has net access once more!" K.

snopes 26 January 2007 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hillary K. (Post 38652)
What do you know. They CAN be taught sometimes.

Mind you, her first response to correction was "bite me!", and her second response was "On second thought, don't. I don't want rabies."

- snopes

rockland6674 26 January 2007 04:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 38657)
Mind you, her first response to correction was "bite me!", and her second response was "On second thought, don't. I don't want rabies."

- snopes

"Would you like salt, pepper or ketchup with your foot?"

Hillary K. 26 January 2007 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 38657)
Mind you, her first response to correction was "bite me!", and her second response was "On second thought, don't. I don't want rabies."

- snopes

I supposed it's a start...

Hillary "lowered expectations" K.

snopes 18 February 2007 08:52 PM

Comment: I was wondering how snopes.com bills itself? Fact-based or
opinion-based? I was directed to your site to debunk certain urban
legends, conventional wisdom, etc with solid research and facts behind it.
However, I have noticed commentary and word parsing to, I assume, present
a particular point of view. The most recent example I experienced being
the article on the democrats comments around WMD and the author's note
regarding Bush's oil buddies. Though I assume the quotes are accurate on
their face, the conclusion formed in the form of this author's note is
certainly not clear. After all, our government as a whole believed there
once existed (borne out by horrid evidence) and were still weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq. Our intelligence all comes from the same place. How
that information was used (honestly or otherwise) by the administration in
the buildup to war is an open question without proof one way or the other.
In other words, it is pure conjecture to say that Bush didn't go to war
with oil on the brain. I don't know if that is the case, but you
certainly can't know either.

To maintain the integrity of your site, I would recommend keeping
commentary out as much as possible and focus on reporting fact - if that
is your truly your aim.

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Comment: RETRACTION: I recently sent you an email questioning commentary
you used in your articles. I see that you were only providing an example
of someone's opinion and then dissecting it later in the example I gave.
My questions has been answered. Thanks for the good info!

snopes 12 March 2007 03:21 AM

Comment: On the Johnson & Johnson thermometer entry, the Snopes article
only indicates that the thermometers are not personally tested. It does
NOT indicate whether the instructions indicate that they are. Nor does it
indicate that the information comes from J&J. For all the reader knows,
the response is simply made up.

I am intersted in hearing more.

snopes 12 March 2007 09:52 PM

Comment: I was reading your 9-11 page and noticed you listed the Clear
Channel ban of certain songs after 9-11 as false. I work in radio and
worked at a station tied in with Clear Channel at that time. I worked
directly for Clear Channel since then and that program director lied to
you. I have seen the list myself from the program director where I worked
at when the terrorist attacks happened and since the official memo from
the station I went to work for in 2006 that was one in a cluster of
stations for Clear Channel in Cookeville, Tennessee. The list was very
real.

snopes 16 April 2007 04:37 AM

Comment: I've now tried THREE TIMES to send a comment (on the REGULAR web site), but it continues to think I'm doing a SEARCH and gives me a message telling me to search . . . ! BOTTOM LINE: BREAST CANCER STAMP NEEDS TO BE UPDATED since I purchased them today so they ARE available AND this web site needs some work on the "contact us" section!

snopes 19 April 2007 05:57 AM

Referred by: http://www.snopes.com/glurge/twoquestions.asp

Comment: Acording to Professor Richard Dawkins of Oxford University, your
information about Beethoven and abortion is completely false.
"The truth is that Ludwig Van Beethoven was neither the ninth child nor
the fifth child of his parents. He was the eldest-strictly the number two,
but his elder sibling died in infancy, as was common in those days, and
was not, so far as is known, blind or deaf or dumb or mentally retarded.
There is no evidence that either of his parents had syphilis, although it
is true that his mother eventually died of tuberculosis. There was a lot
of it about at the time."

snopes 06 May 2007 04:17 AM

Comment: Regarding your recent article on CFLs, you cite Joseph Farah and
his WorldNetDaily website as sources. Farah and his site are well known
ultra-conservative mouthpieces and very few people outside the far right
consider them journalistically reputable. Yet your article takes their
article at face value.

snopes 12 May 2007 12:31 AM

Comment: I am writing in regards to a portion of the article - "Hostage
Negotiations". Specifically, the prison part about making it sound like a
vacation resort. If you want facts, ask. Don't assume. I don't know if
that whole story or just the pictures were from the Daily whatever. So if
it was you can feel free to forward this message.
Prisoners are seldom found "not guilty", come on now. Medical treatment
may be free, but far from good. For women, they are NOT always close to
home and the food is NOT fit for a king! The lawyers are also no longer
free. There is NO cable T.V. and you DO NOT get a degree. A GED and
college certificate maybe, but no degree. So get the facts straight
please. Some of the people there, SHOULD very well be there. Some however,
should be re-evaluated for the reason they are there. Everyone should pay
for the crime they do. But how about the state being consistent in the
sentencing? This isn't black and white. Get information before spouting
off at the mouth.

snopes 12 May 2007 04:38 PM

Comment: In your most recent news update, you have this item labeled TRUE.

Photographs show Asian law enforcement officials negotiating with (and shooting) a suspect who is holding children hostage.

"It is in fact, FALSE, the last line of the article states...In Japan -- They keep their expenses and time to a minimum! No wonder their cars cost less."

The names, places and writing in the picture are Chinese.

zman977 15 May 2007 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snopes (Post 94622)
Comment: I was reading your 9-11 page and noticed you listed the Clear
Channel ban of certain songs after 9-11 as false. I work in radio and
worked at a station tied in with Clear Channel at that time. I worked
directly for Clear Channel since then and that program director lied to
you. I have seen the list myself from the program director where I worked
at when the terrorist attacks happened and since the official memo from
the station I went to work for in 2006 that was one in a cluster of
stations for Clear Channel in Cookeville, Tennessee. The list was very
real.



It was not a list of banned songs, it was a list of songs stations might want to avoid playing but there was no banned song list. If this person really worked in radio he'd know that.

FullMetal 15 May 2007 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zman977 (Post 174583)
It was not a list of banned songs, it was a list of songs stations might want to avoid playing but there was no banned song list. If this person really worked in radio he'd know that.

true, just like a lot of radio stations stoped playing "New Orleans is sinking" after Katrina. some songs are just not appropriate.

KingDavid8 16 May 2007 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FullMetal (Post 174968)
true, just like a lot of radio stations stoped playing "New Orleans is sinking" after Katrina. some songs are just not appropriate.

A bit off-topic, but speaking of inappropriate...my brother's in a band and at a show soon after Katrina, they were singing "House of the Rising Sun". After the line, "There is a house in New Orleans", someone in the audience shouted, "not anymore!".

David

snopes 28 May 2007 08:24 PM

Comment: After reading the articles on disney's " hidden message" videos,
I was disappointed. I have seen the perversions, and you'd better believe
they exist! Some of your articles said the claims weren't true. Disney has
been such a disgrace in this way. Don't give them credit where it isn't
due! For example, in the movie "The Lion King," the word sex is spelled
out in a cloud of dust. Your article said a little boy saw that, and told
his mom. The point is not whether or not the boy should or should not have
been able to have read that word. The real concern is that the messages
are there for the targeted crowd...children! The pervs at disney who draw
these things up need to be fired. Like I said, I've seen these hidden
messages for myself, so your 'false' claims are...false!


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