Skip to comments.Wikipedia Editing War Erupts Over Obama's Connection to Radical Derrick Bell
Posted on 03/10/2012 4:31:56 AM PST by Kaslin
In light of video surfacing this week showing President Barack Obama fully embracing radical Harvard Professor Derrick Bell, the man who said he lived to "harass white folks," an editing war on the Derrick Bell Wikipedia page has erupted. It looks as though editors are arguing about whether or not to even mention Obama's affiliation with Bell, despite evidence showing that the two were closely connected. It also looks like the page was set as "protected" at one point to avoid controversy. Notice the editing war started on the evening of March 7, just after the connect between Bell and Obama was made on Fox News' Hannity and has continued since then.
Some of the highlights from the screen shots below:
"Unprotected Derrick Bell: maybe I erred, maybe there really is trouble here. I'm not sure, but getting involved here is more hassle than it's worth"
"Academic contributions: no need for a lengthy quote from a harshly critical opinion piece"
"Relationship to President Barack Obama: rm unsourced and false. the entire video has been on pbs.org for years."
"Relationship to President Barack Obama"
"Removed dubious from Obama video reference. Nothing dubious about it"
Yes, but one can monitor any changes and put something right back up, plus, when it comes to specific YouTubes that PROVE the assertion about Obama with no room for error, I doubt, in the case of Japanese Wikipedia, they will challenge it or take it down.
Exactly - so you end up with a Japanese version of what is being described in this thread - a Wikipedia Editing War. I’m not saying don’t do it. Far from it. Just not sure that your assertion that things will work out somehow differently because the text is in Japanese is a valid one.
What a great idea!
I guess it must be Bush's fault...
Family gave me a NooK last Christmas.
Do Kindle and NooK mess around with original writings? For some reason I’ve been buying hard backs of W, Rick Perry, Coulter, Beck, Hannity, Rush, et al.
Are hardcovers edited after 1st edition.
I’ve been looking to get “The Screwtape Letters”. Would that have been messed with, too.
If political books (from the Conservative side of the fence) have been altered, are books with religious themes or written by faith based authors (Christians and Jews) also rewritten?
What is a “memory hole loop”?
Go for it, and good luck!
Include this: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/07-03-2012/120708-arizona_sheriff_obama-0/ The world is suffering from this man’s crimes.
I think I want to be you.
Good job FRiend! Let the world know.
BBC Television’s live production of George Orwell’s “1984”
“... An excellent production of Orwell’s classic novel, adapted for the screen by the peerless Nigel Kneale, famous for the ‘Quatermass’ serials and films, various BBC dramas such as ‘The Creature’, ‘The Road’ and ‘The Year of the Sex Olympics’, plus the frankly terrifing ‘The Stone Tape’, and more. It features Peter Cushing (who also starred in Kneale’s TV play ‘The Creature’, and it’s Hammer film version) in an excellent piece of casting as the protaganist Winston Smith. Also featured is Andre Morell, later of 1958’s ‘Quatermass & The Pit’. Kneale can be heard as an announcer on the telescreen.
This is a first rate production. So little of this periods drama has survived it is a pleasure to watch this. It is worth your time. Video and sound quality are first rate. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.”
He probably was consulted about an upcoming visit by PM Netanyahu.
I regret that I can’t give you a definitive answer to any of your questions, but believe that Kindle (and, probably, Nook) versions are provided in eBook format by the publishers, and therefore should have the same content of the equivalent print version.
I would hope that a notice of revision would be included along with any subsequent editions of any type of book, where such changes have been made.
Have they added it to Conservapedia yet??
Windows 8 also comes with the ability for Microsoft to remove things from your PC, like 1984....
I didn’t know anything about that, good to know
Obam is WAAAAY more radical than you think:
Bell wrote a story Hollywood made into a 30-minute film, “Space Traders” in which aliens visit earth making an amazing offer: “Give us ALL your blacks, and we’ll give you untold riches and miraculous energy technology...”
You think virtuous whites turn this offer down? No way —at EVERY turn whites (and Jews in particular) are shown as nasty, selfish, and manipulative.
You.....might not believe how hateful is this movie, SPACE TRADERS:
Hannity played a clip of dialogue from the movie on his radio show.
If it was supposed to be satire, it wasn't funny.
If it was supposed to be realistic, it was ludicrous.
In any event, it was disgusting.
Dr. Bell was neither intelligent nor a good man.
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