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Snopes Caught Playing Defense For Democrats Who Sat During Navy SEAL Tribute

Mythbusting website Snopes got caught pushing a misleading fact-check that offered cover for Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who remained seated during the second standing ovation for Carryn Owens, the widow of deceased Navy SEAL Ryan Owens.

First, the facts.

Carryn Owens received two standing ovations during President Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday night. It was during the second, longer ovation (which lasted for a full two minutes) that Ellison and Wasserman Schultz remained seated.

Snopes, which is staffed with a solid lineup of leftists, used the fact that Ellison and Wasserman Schultz stood and clapped during the first standing ovation as reason to declare it “false” that they remained seated during the second standing ovation, which they clearly did. (As John Sexton at HotAir points out, Snopes significantly revised their “fact-check” without any sort of editor’s note, contrary to journalistic standards.)

Snopes got the facts wrong despite deploying not one but two fact-checkers to the case.

The first, Kim LaCapria, is a known leftist who has a history of struggling with the facts. The second was David Mikkelson, Snopes’ co-founder. (RELATED: Snopes Co-Founder Accused Of Embezzling Company Money, Spending It On Prostitutes) 

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This is hardly the first time Snopes has struggled with the facts while “fact-checking.”

Last December, Snopes published a fact-check defending John Kerry’s State Department that was riddled with factual errors and omissions.

As reported by The Daily Caller last summer, Snopes butchered the truth about the lack of flags at the Democratic National Convention. (RELATED: Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention)

Just last month, Snopes got basic facts wrong in a fact-check defending Planned Parenthood.

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