On Thursday the FBI released a statement suggesting right wing conspiracy theorists are elevating as a national threat, and deep in their document, they quoted the far-left, often wrong Snopes as a source for the agency’s information.
According to Yahoo! News, the FBI considers right wing conspiracies a grave national security threat, with “QAnon” theories listed prominently. In its new statement, the agency loses all credibility by considering Snopes a viable source of information.
The FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May 30, 2019, describes “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists,” as a growing threat, and notes that it is the first such report to do so. It lists a number of arrests, including some that haven’t been publicized, related to violent incidents motivated by fringe beliefs.
The document specifically mentions QAnon, a shadowy network that believes in a deep state conspiracy against President Trump, and Pizzagate, the theory that a pedophile ring including Clinton associates was being run out of the basement of a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant (which didn’t actually have a basement).
Twitter user Jordan Sather points out the excerpt noting that Snopes is a quality source of information, writing “they cited Snopes as a source and called them the ‘oldest and largest fact checking cite [sic] on the internet’.”
“Is this real life?” Wondered Sather.
In this "FBI Intel Bulletin" that Yahoo News posted this morning, they cited Snopes as a source and called them the "oldest and largest fact checking cite on the internet".
FBI doc citing Snopes. MSM citing FBI doc.
Is this real life? 🤣 Is this document even real? pic.twitter.com/H5dkLldIFd
— Jordan Sather (@Jordan_Sather_) August 1, 2019
Sather posted screen shots from the FBI document, which reads “Snopes is the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet”, something they wrote twice under two separate citations.
This would be well and good, except Snopes has been repeatedly demonstrated to get the facts wrong. Some also argue it has been weaponized as a tool against conservative satire, frequently fact checking obvious satire websites The Babylon Bee and NPC Daily.
Big League Politics most recently reported on Snopes fact checking NPC Daily earlier this year:
NPC Daily, a viral new right wing satire website using the popular non-player character meme, recently published an article titled “Disney announces that Woody will be ‘openly bisexual’ in Toy Story 4”, which prompted Snopes to inform readers that the children’s movie character will not, in fact, discuss his sexuality on the big screen.
Snopes referenced a clearly fake tweet used in the NPC Daily article by Disney, and wrote that “This report was not a genuine news account, nor was such a tweet issued by Disney.”
Apparently unable to determine the difference between “satire” and “fake news”, Snopes condemned the article as “fake” in its article. In fact, Snopes only begrudgingly admits the article is satirical in nature twice, first in the subheading of its article, and again at the tail end.
Beginning last year, Big League Politics revealed that Snopes fact checked The Babylon Bee, a self described Christian satire website:
Perhaps their most ridiculous fact check was on an article where Babylon Bee claimed that CNN purchased an “industrial sized washing machine” so they could spin news. Most people would find the article hilarious, despite being fake, but Snopes instead found it important to make it known that the claim was false.
Snopes also fact checked an article where Babylon Bee claimed that Planned Parenthood defended Bill Cosby, because “sexual assault is only 3% of what he does.” The satirical article was obviously poking fun at Planned Parenthood, who claims that abortion is only 3% of what they do.
To say the least, it is less than comforting to know that the FBI is taking the word of obvious leftists with a clear agenda against conservative “conspiracy theory” groups in the United States.
WATCH: Minnesota Republican Went to Project Veritas with Dem Ballot Harvesting Scam Because FBI Cannot Be Trusted
The FBI is apparently on board with the vote steal.
A Minnesota Republican legislator who was influential in getting information to Project Veritas about Democrat ballot harvesting in Minneapolis has said that he did not go to the FBI with the allegations because he did not feel they would be properly investigated.
“I was not convinced that they were going to do an investigation and go in there,” Minnesota state representative Steve Drazkowski said of the FBI in an interview with right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin on Monday.
Because he could not trust the deep state, Drazkowski went to journalist James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas outlet instead. Veritas has exposed liberals engaging in corruption for years, and the Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to discredit him as a result of his sting operations.
“When we got to that primary beginning, one of the first things I saw…was a candidate for office that was sharing their frustration with the Somali community about the corruption they were seeing and wanted it to be cleaned up, and they wanted this to be America and not something that was corrupt,” Drazkowski explained.
“A few days later, there was another video that arrived, and it was one of the opponents of that individual really kind of sticking out their chest and boasting about how good their campaign was and how poor the individual who shared this about the integrity problem was,” he added.
The interview clip can be seen here:
MN GOP Rep. @stevedraz recounts why he went to @jamesokeefeiii w/Ilhan-tied election fraud after reporting to FBI: "I was not convinced that they were going to do an investigation…the only other organization that would do this & bring it to the surface was @project_veritas." pic.twitter.com/JilGKQcIby
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 28, 2020
Big League Politics has reported on how Veritas’ revelations have resulted in Minneapolis police investigating the ballot-harvesting scheme allegedly connected to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN):
The Minneapolis Police Department has confirmed that it is actively investigating allegations of felony voter fraud and ballot harvesting after a bombshell Project Veritas report revealed that Democrat campaign operatives connected to Ilhan Omar have been carrying out an industrial-scale harvesting operation…
Campaign staffer Liban Mohamed can be seen in the sting openly boasting about possessing more than 300 ballots intended to elect Minneapolis councilor Jamal Osman in his car. Minnesota law only allows one individual to deliver up to three mail-in ballots for another person. It’s questionable as to why the Minneapolis Police Department are yet to make arrests, considering Mohamed is quite literally admitting to a serious election law felony on camera…
Another individual involved with the ballot harvesting ring goes on to confirm that unmarked ballots are being delivered to “people who work with Ilhan Omar” to be marked for a preferred slate of Democrat candidates. This is an even more serious violation of election fraud and identity theft.
Minnesota has suddenly become a critical swing state, with many predicting a conservative backlash to a summer of Black Lives Matter riots and crime. Even a small collection of fraudulent harvested ballots could swing the results of the state’s election, and even the national presidential contest.
With the FBI unwilling or unable to investigate actual corruption, perhaps they ought to be disbanded or replaced with an agency that will actually protect America’s electoral integrity.
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