Snopes going to bat for a liberal, again?

Dan Evon at Snopes is just all bothered by the meme implying John Kerry said that refrigerators and air conditioners are AS dangerous as ISIS.  He even states that the meme is “ridiculous”.  That’s his word, not mine.  But, he’s right.  Here’s what Kerry actually did say, according to Evon:

Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations — defense ministers and foreign ministers — as we were working together on the challenge of Daesh, ISIL, and terrorism. It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we — you — are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself. Week after week, month after month, year after year, we continue to see new evidence, scientific evidence, tangible evidence, of the danger that climate change poses to life on our planet. Last year was the hottest year in recorded history by far. Last month, the hottest month recorded. The month before that was the hottest month recorded. 2016 is on track to be hotter than last year. And the decade was the hottest decade in history, and the decade before that the second hottest in history, and the decade before that the third hottest in history.

That’s right, Dan.  Kerry didn’t say hydrofluorocarbons used in refrigerators and air conditioners were of EQUAL threat, he said they would end life on the planet whereas ISIS isn’t really much of a threat to the world since it’s now losing.

Snopes used to be objective and non-partisan.  People just trusted that Snopes was non-biased when quoting their rebuttals to rumors.

Now, not so much apparently.  Dan Evon is embarrassingly wrong on this one and obviously doesn’t even care.  I mostly cited his story when rebutting his story.  Kerry, according to Evon’s own quotes, DOES mention ISIS, refrigerators, and air conditioners, and does say their use is MORE dangerous than ISIS.  Snopes needs to fact check Snopes a lot better.

There’s not much we can do about Snopes’ biased “debunking”, but we can help John Kerry achieve his utopian dream of no more air conditioners:

About Cruz’s Trump endorsement

Ted Cruz not endorsing Trump would have meant something if it weren’t for this:

Ted gave his word he’d support the nominee.

As of last night’s self-absorbed speech that meant practically nothing, that nothing means even less because it very openly laid bare how seriously Cruz takes his own word. Not that most voters really seem to care about a candidate’s word any more, Cruz pretty much just negated any impact his speech might have had by not raising his hand in the past. No damage whatsoever to Trump here. The Republicans who seem to think having Hillary as president is better than having a member of their own party still feel that way. Cruz could have brought some of them into the fold, but refused to do so. As far as I’m concerned, I didn’t like Cruz before, he’s politically toast now.

And best I recall, John Kasich accepted the pledge as well.

And oddly enough, the only one who withheld from asserting he’d support whoever the candidate was, was Trump.