This morning, while browsing Snopes, I stumbled across an article written by Kim LaCapria, and later found other pieces by her, and they all end with:
Since when did Obama start writing executive orders forcing sites like Snopes to use writers for their site, that not only was not their choosing, but they also found to be probably false on content? This reads like a spoof. I kept checking to see if I really was on Snopes.
I have no idea who she is or what the word salad at the end of her article means, but I do have a question. Do other Snopes writers have spurious biographies? I think the bio is a marginal attempt at mocking the ridiculous web content she disputes as a writer on the site. Do other Snopes writers use similar biographies?
It appears to be a common belief among the derpier side of right-wing/tea party supporters that Snopes is a big part of the Liberal Media Conspiracy, and therefore if you try to refute any claims they make by citing Snopes, your cites are automatically invalid. I suspect this is part of the satire (“Obama is forcing me to write articles that advance his socialist agenda!”)
Gee. I don’t happen to look at snopes all that often, but I just did. It has been re-organized and re-formatted beyond recognition from when I last looked there. Are the Mikkelsons even running it any more? I always thought it was just the two of them running the whole show.