Snopes Admits Obama Built Cages for Immigrant Children

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The left-wing bias of popular “fact-checking” sites like Snopes or Politfact has been well documented for years. So when Snopes took on the task of fact-checking the claim “The Obama administration, not the Trump administration, built the cages that hold many immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border,” I expected them to, at the very least, rate it as “Half-True” or “False” and come up with some longwinded explanation with some absurd standard for why the Obama administration was in the clear. Last year, FactCheck.org couldn’t bring itself to admit that family separations happened under Obama, even though their research proved it did.  But alas, Snopes couldn’t find a way to clear the Obama administration on this one, and had no choice but to rate the claim as true.

But then Trump stated, “Obama built the cages. I didn’t build them. Obama built them.”

That portion of Trump’s commentary is true. Images of children behind chain-link fencing were widely seen at a site in McAllen, Texas, that had been converted from a warehouse to an immigrant-detention facility in 2014. Social media users who defended Trump’s immigration policies also shared a 2014 image of Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson touring a facility in Nogales, Arizona, in 2014, in which the fencing could be seen surrounding migrants there, too. That image was taken during a spike in the number of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central American countries.

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9 Comments on Snopes Admits Obama Built Cages for Immigrant Children

  1. “That” portion of Trump’s commentary is true.

    It’s pretty friggin’ sick that the “fact checker’s” commentary requires an article to explain.

    Usually when they can’t rate their hateds as truthful they just find some incorrectly reported but “close” statement and rate that as “false”. E.g. “Trump claimed that Obama put children in cages without food or water.” FALSE. Obama never did this. And then somewhere way down, buried, maybe say something like that it’s disputed or only partially true that Trump made this particular claim, BUT he did claim that Obama put children in cages and but of course Obama never intended to put children into cages but blah blah blah.

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  2. Isn’t one of Snopes’ main “factcheckers” a former writer for Mother Jones?

    Either way, the long history of electron microscopic levels of hair splitting to support Democrats is evident in every corner of their archives.

    They should have stuck to policing internet folklore on proposed 5 cent per e-mail taxes to help the post office, Nigerian scams and National Gas Boycott days.

    No one ever told them they weren’t really a news site.

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  3. I can personally attest to the blatant lying of Snopes.

    My insurance agent is the Bud Gregg State Farm Agency in mandeville La. Back when Obola stole the Aught Eight election, ol’ Bud put up a temporary political sign out front. It got national attention. Went viral.

    Of course, Snopes got all the facts wrong. The folks at the Gregg agency told me that no one from the media ever called them to get their side and certainly no one from Snopes contacted them to get the facts

    Snopes Is For Dopes. They’re as bad as the Southern Pverty Law Center, a wretched hive of scum and villainy

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