I stopped at:
(Wikipedia) “is not known for its accuracy nor impartiality”
I stopped reading right there.
Wikipedia is a world treasure that I quite frankly find indispensable on a daily and even hourly basis. Especially when it comes to history. It is extremely accurate and impartial. There are 7 million English language articles in Wikipedia. And once in a while the left wingers will want to twist a topic to their perspective and drive the right wingers batty. Then we get articles like this impugning the whole thing.
I have spent many hundreds of hours reading Wikipedia articles and I can only remember once reading something that I thought was twisted for political purposes. And I am a staunch conservative.
The coolest thing about Wikipedia is the accountability of its content. That is what makes it a magical website.
You dont go to Wikipedia to learn about controversial, hot button, political topics.
To say that Wikipedia is not impartial and not accurate is just one, great big, LIE!
And shame on you Jim Robinson for banning wikipedia content at Freerepublic. It would be better to be part of the fray than avoiding it.
There is no accountability for the content of wikipedia; leftists control most all articles by banning and silencing those who disagree, and it is the exception rather than the rule that an article about a controversial topic accurately reflects the non-leftist view.
It’s recognized as common courtesy on FR to ping a person that you mention in a post.
Jim Robinson, you have a comment directed to you on post number 10.
As for Wikipedia, For basic info, dates etc. it’s probably okay. Other than that, I also check out other sources.