I'm putting this on line because we have had trouble with Snopes for years. When I lectured for the World Environmental Conference, http://www.dorway.com/nomarkle.html they told people it was a hoax. This is even after them getting on this web site and seeing my invitation to speak and even the confession of Dr. Gaylord of the EPA who gave the keynote address, as to why the EPA lied about it. Aspartame victims would write and complain about their article and they would tell people they probably worked for the sugar company or the stevia company.
Here is the letter I wrote them which includes a letter from Attorney Ed Johnson who once worked in the Justice Department and who is in the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv
http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_no_hoax.htm No Hoax, Crime of the Century.
Read on as more and more posts are exposing Snopes.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
I have never had any respect for SNOPES and it is very annoying when someone uses them as a reference.
Snopes won't disclose their funding. Where does their $ come from? An informed generation used to call these things front organizations.
USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT...
For all you folks who think http://www.snopes.com is the final word
THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU
For the past few years http://www.snopes.com has positioned itself, or others have labeled it as the 'tell-all, final word' on any comment, claim and e-mail. But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind http://www.snopes.com. Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it - kinda makes you wonder what they were hiding.
Well, finally we know. It is run by a husband and wife team - that's right, no big office of investigators and researchers, no team of lawyers...It's just a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby.
David and Barbara Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years ago - and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation? The reason for the questions - or skepticisms - is a result of http://www.snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issues, when in fact, they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues.
When I saw that Snopes had falsely claimed that Obama's Birth Certificate had been properly validated, I realized something was wrong with either their research and/or their credibility. It seems something is seriously wrong with both. Then a few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet, supposedly the Mikkelson's claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on http://www.snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the sort ever took place.
I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this and I gave him Bud Gregg's contact phone numbers. Bud was going to give him phone numbers to the big exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak with him about it. He never called Bud. In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg no one from http://www.snopes.com ever contacted anyone with State Farm. Yet http://www.snopes.com issued a statement as the 'final factual word' on the issue as if they did all their homework & got to the bottom of things. Not!
Then it has been learned the Mikkelson's are very Democrat and extremely liberal. As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson's liberalism revealing itself in their website findings. Gee, what a shock!
So, I say this now to everyone who goes to http://www.snopes.com to get what they think to be the bottom line facts: Proceed with caution. Take what it says at face value and nothing more. Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself. Plus, you can always google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that's all the Mikkelson's do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their 'not' fully looking into things.
D & C Coulter
When you "Snope" it; better get a second opinion from other sites!