Skip to comments.Wikipedia banned me from editing political articles because I added true info about Obama
Posted on 10/24/2009 7:10:33 AM PDT by grundle
I have been a registered editor at wikipedia for about two and a half years.
The following restriction was just placed on me:
"Grundle2600 is subject to an indefinite topic ban - he is prohibited from editing any pages relating to US politics or politicians. The ban will be enforced by escalating blocks."
As a so-called justification for this restriction, the following contributions by me to wikipedia were cited:
"On April 20, 2009, Obama convened his Cabinet for the first time, and ordered them to reduce the $3.5 trillion federal budget by $100 million." Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/19/AR2009041902009.html
"In February 2009, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) expressed concern that Obama's czars might violate the U.S. Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate." Source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/19303.html "U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) expressed a similar concern in September 2009." Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/59071-feingold-questions-obama-czars
"In September 2009, Obama's green czar Van Jones resigned after conservatives pointed out that he was a self described 'communist' and had blamed George W. Bush for the September 11 attacks." Source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/09/06/phil-kerpen-van-jones-resign/
"In September 2009, it was reported that Kevin Jennings, Obama's Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, had written about his past frequent illegal drug use in his 2007 autobiography." Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/23/critics-assail-obamas-safe-schools-czar-say-hes-wrong-man-job/
"Obama fired the CEO of General Motors..." Source: http://www.suntimes.com/business/1501561,w-obama-gm-wagoner032909.article "... and had the government take 60.8% ownership of the company." Source: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/us_owned_gm_rolls_off_the_lot_7MTALtVxWbRUK0OCm4uQgK
"During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock accused Obama of violating the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors." Source: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32074
"In August 2009, Obama supported $2 billion in loan guarantees to fund offshore drilling." Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/20/loan-brazilian-oil-company-riles-conservatives-favor-offshore-drilling/
"In May 2009, the Obama administration dismissed charges that had been filed by the Bush administration against members of the New Black Panther Party who had been videotaped intimidating voters and brandishing a police-style baton at a Philadelphia polling station during the November 2008 election." Sources: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/28/justice-department-drops-charges-in-voter-intimidation-case/ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/05/29/charges-black-panthers-dropped-obama/ "In August 2009, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights demanded that the Justice Department explain why it dismissed the charges." Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/04/panel-demands-panther-answers/
"In June 2009, Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin, after Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board political activities. In a letter to Congress, the White House said that Walpin was fired because he was 'confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question his capacity to serve.' Source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23831.html "A bipartisan group of 145 current and former public officials, attorneys, and legal scholars signed a letter that was sent to the White House, which defended Walpin, said the criticisms of him were not true, and said that his firing was politically motivated." Source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/47280-allies-of-official-fired-by-obama-mount-defense
"In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas criticized the Obama administration for what she considered to be a lack of transparency." Source: http://www.breitbart.tv/white-house-reporters-grill-gibbs-over-selected-questions-for-obama/
"In March 2007, Obama said, 'I dont think were going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. Theres going to be, potentially, some transition process...'" Source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25779.html
"In September 2009, senior presidential adviser David Axelrod reiterated Obama's opposition to repealing the ban on interstate sales of health insurance." Source: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0909/09/sitroom.01.html
Everyone: please send this threads heading and link to Matt Drudge. His website has a box on the right side of the screen, about half way down, where you can submit it:
Just copy and paste the following into that box. Thank you:
Wikipedia banned me from editing political articles because I added true info about Obama
The problem is that you take Wikipedia seriously
And you think Obama isn’t looking out for our best interests?
Wikipedia is frightened that “The Won” may attack them like he did Fox News , for telling the truth.
Of course he wont do it himself , he will send a flunky like Dunn and deny he sent her.
Obviously because nothing was sourced to the New York Times.
“The problem is that you take Wikipedia seriously”
The real problem is that most who get their information on-line take it seriously. That’s why Wikipedia appears so often at the top of search results. People unfortunately assume it’s “objective” when in reality, like so much of MSM, it selectively filters information to better avert cognitive dissonance on the part of its writers/editors. It’s hard to maintain a worshipful posture towards Obama in light of the reality that keeps threatening to intrude on their distorted worldview.
It occurs to me that Wikipedia is a cyber version of Pork Chop Hill—fought over repeatedly and to dubious purpose. Is it worth the effort?
Wikipedia is pure liberal propaganda is any case anyone didn’t know already.
Might you have cause for a civil suit?
It isn’t slander/libel because they aren’t directly calling you a liar... but they are heavily implying it.
wiki is Ukrainian for commie....therefore Commiepedia! Run by leftists for leftists, censored by leftists! Got it? Delete any links from your browsers...
You cited Fox News and the Washington Times. What did you expect?
Check out global warming- you can also get banned for updating or editing an article that debunks the “mainstream
scientific consensus of global warming”
wiki shows itself to be a wannabe orwellian instrument of thought control, not a research source
Why in the world would Drudge post this? This is like saying someone didn’t accept your comments on a blog. Everyone knows that Wikipedia is full of people with agendas- and there is power in mass there. Unless you get a hundred or more conservatives constantly making updates and being promoted to administrator status it won’t change.
This isn’t news.
You have posted this four times. Why?
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