Wednesday, February 9, 2011


My source reports: "Sorry for the snafu . . . where on Snopes?  you gotta check me out next time . . . sorry . . ."

Barbara & David P. Mikkelson who own & operate Snopes don't always get it right & have been proven wrong in many cases.  I'm not going to point any of those out . . .

It may be there is no evidence to suggest that Giap said "we had them on the ropes" one way or the other; just because Snopes says does not make it false. 

Giap may have said words to this effect but not these words per se . . . I cannot exclusively say it was false.

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  1. Snopes tends to be much more reliable on politically neutral issues...or is it just me? I have relatives who are convinced that NPR has no political bias either.

  2. Further to that...Snopes' experts suggest that there is no "Memoirs", while Col. W. S. Reeder, USA (Ret) indicated in a review published in the Military Review (March-April 2005) that "General Vo Nguyen Giap: The General Headquarters in the Spring of Brilliant Victory" was published in 2002 and has subsequently been translated into English. Curious that Snopes' experts were unaware of this volume. Whether it contains the quotes in question isn't covered in Col. Reeder's article. Search Google on the book title for several sites with the text of the article.

  3. Snopes is a joke...very political.

    I had a personal experience with reporting a FALSE to them with website proof to substantiate my claim. Within two hours that website was scrubbed clean of any incrimination info.

    Best to always just copy and paste any quote or sentence into SEARCH engine and add the word HOAX and see what comes up.