Chicago Boyz

What Are Chicago Boyz Readers Reading?

  •   Enter your email to be notified of new posts:
  •   Problem? Question?
  •   Contact Authors:

  • CB Twitter Feed
  • Blog Posts (RSS 2.0)
  • Blog Posts (Atom 0.3)
  • Incoming Links
  • Recent Comments

    • Loading...
  • Authors

  • Notable Discussions

  • Recent Posts

  • Blogroll

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • “Snopes Measures Light Wavelengths, Rates Trump’s Controversial ‘Sky Is Blue’ Tweet As ‘Mostly False'”

    Posted by Jonathan on September 11th, 2019 (All posts by )

    TACOMA (AP) – Ever the watchdog and vigilant guardian of printed truth on the internet, legendary fact-checking site has discovered and reported yet another gross inaccuracy coming from the deservedly-maligned and completely untrustworthy Trump administration. This time, President Trump has followed up his “#SharpieGate” assertion that Alabama could’ve been hit by a hurricane with an even less justifiable weather-related claim – that “the sky is blue”. Rigorous investigation by Snopes concludes that this questionable Trump assertion is “mostly false.”

    Read the rest.

    Satire, truth – or both?


    3 Responses to ““Snopes Measures Light Wavelengths, Rates Trump’s Controversial ‘Sky Is Blue’ Tweet As ‘Mostly False'””

    1. Assistant Village Idiot Says:

      I used to love Snopes. It was years ago that I first heard they were prejudiced, but at that time it was “against Christians.” I have heard such accusations many times, and while I am sympathetic to the general premise, I have found many of the examples of such claims over the years to be something of a stretch. Shortly after, I heard the claim that Chinese cosmetics companies were using parts of aborted fetuses in some products. I went immediately to Snopes, which rated the claim as “false.” Reading further, I discovered that there was actually evidence that some manufacturers were doing just that. Snopes’s explanation was that it was only a few firms doing this, and those weren’t doing it very much, with lots of shade thrown at extremist Christian groups trying to make a big deal out it. (I don’t know what the current claim is or Snopes’s response, nor do I much care.)

      We don’t change all of a moment, and I reluctantly just went on with Snopes for a few more months, maybe a year. Maybe they just had a particular thing about the abortion issue and were really big Pro-Choice, or maybe they just had it in for a certain brand of Christian, which was a common enough idea among the mainstream semi-educated. But I didn’t forget it, and a few more answers that had a clear slant was enough to shut them off for good. Their wrongness was consistently of that type, though I recall no others that were quite that dramatic. They would rate something as “mostly true” that I would consider at least one notch in another direction after reading the information myself.

      I recall reading that there was a change after the married founders divorced and the man took a second wife, who is quite biased and inserted herself into the mix. I don’t know that to be true, and again, I have no interest in researching it now that they are off my list. I’m glad someone is going after them with good humor, something which often eludes me.

    2. roadgeek Says:

      Snopes is having a war with the Babylon Bee, and the Bee is thrashing them. If you enjoy satire, try the Bee. I laugh out loud at at least one story every day. They satirize the right as well as the left, which is great in my opinion. From today’s Bee: “Liberty University Criticized After Unveiling Stained Glass Window Depicting Donald Trump”, and “John Bolton Hired As National Security Advisor Of The Galactic Empire”, and “New York Times Admits Giant Banner Honoring Mao May Have Been Inappropriate”. The stories are great, and the images that accompany the stories are also great. The publishers are unabashedly Christian, and it shows, but they satirize contemporary religion as well, with just the right touch.

      Apparently, Snopes is trying to have the Bee deplatformed on Facebook, which would cost the Bee some money. The Bee is fighting back, and a lawsuit has been filed.

      Try the Bee. Great stuff.

      “California Schools Require All Students To Worship Rainbow Flag When Lady Gaga Song Plays”

      “Nation’s Homeschoolers Excited To Participate In Bring Your Bible To School Day”

      “New Apple Watch Can Be Implanted In Your Hand Or Forehead, Costs Just $666”

    3. Grurray Says:

      I recall reading that there was a change after the married founders divorced and the man took a second wife, who is quite biased and inserted herself into the mix.

      “Inserting herself” is a charitable way of putting it. She’s a former porn model and prostitute. Although, it appears that she kept her escort services going even after they were married. She’s not the only one either. It’s a den of degenerates.

    Leave a Reply

    Comments Policy:  By commenting here you acknowledge that you have read the Chicago Boyz blog Comments Policy, which is posted under the comment entry box below, and agree to its terms.

    A real-time preview of your comment will appear under the comment entry box below.

    Comments Policy

    Chicago Boyz values reader contributions and invites you to comment as long as you accept a few stipulations:

    1) Chicago Boyz authors tend to share a broad outlook on issues but there is no party or company line. Each of us decides what to write and how to respond to comments on his own posts. Occasionally one or another of us will delete a comment as off-topic, excessively rude or otherwise unproductive. You may think that we deleted your comment unjustly, and you may be right, but it is usually best if you can accept it and move on.

    2) If you post a comment and it doesn't show up it was probably blocked by our spam filter. We batch-delete spam comments, typically in the morning. If you email us promptly at we may be able to retrieve and publish your comment.

    3) You may use common HTML tags (italic, bold, etc.). Please use the "href" tag to post long URLs. The spam filter tends to block comments that contain multiple URLs. If you want to post multiple URLs you should either spread them across multiple comments or email us so that we can make sure that your comment gets posted.

    4) This blog is private property. The First Amendment does not apply. We have no obligation to publish your comments, follow your instructions or indulge your arguments. If you are unwilling to operate within these loose constraints you should probably start your own blog and leave us alone.

    5) Comments made on the Chicago Boyz blog are solely the responsibility of the commenter. No comment on any post on Chicago Boyz is to be taken as a statement from or by any contributor to Chicago Boyz, the Chicago Boyz blog, its administrators or owners. Chicago Boyz and its contributors, administrators and owners, by permitting comments, do not thereby endorse any claim or opinion or statement made by any commenter, nor do they represent that any claim or statement made in any comment is true. Further, Chicago Boyz and its contributors, administrators and owners expressly reject and disclaim any association with any comment which suggests any threat of bodily harm to any person, including without limitation any elected official.

    6) Commenters may not post content that infringes intellectual property rights. Comments that violate this rule are subject to deletion or editing to remove the infringing content. Commenters who repeatedly violate this rule may be banned from further commenting on Chicago Boyz. See our DMCA policy for more information.