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The Wikipedia Takeover
National Review ^ | 12/3/12 | By John J. Miller

Posted on 12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Prominent gender and media studies professors from across the country converged recently to help host what was dubbed by organizers as a “Feminist, Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” to create or influence dozens of entries on the online encyclopedia.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: campus; editing; leftism; wikipedia
(Internal citations and links omitted). This is just another example of how the leftists are methodically taking over every aspect of information/the media. Conservatives need to organize and fight back.
1 posted on 12/03/2012 7:55:28 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Maybe an FR wikipedia version that has stricter guidelines for entering data?


2 posted on 12/03/2012 8:00:08 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And this is why I would never donate to Wikipedia, even though it has very useful information on factual things like ammunition, or chemistry, or architecture.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 8:00:08 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This is nothing more than the leftist political correctness of the world. They are famous for rewriting history and omitting the facts that don't support their agenda.
4 posted on 12/03/2012 8:01:26 AM PST by THE_RAIDER
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“With that, it remains unclear exactly what additions and changes were made to Wikipedia during the event.”


5 posted on 12/03/2012 8:01:42 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: little jeremiah; Hobsonphile

ping


6 posted on 12/03/2012 8:02:18 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Resolute Conservative

No. That would quickly become marginalized as a “right wing” site. We need to drag the real wikipedia over to the right or at least the center.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 8:03:35 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Campus leftists can’t abide there being a relatively unbiased place out there to get information.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 8:05:43 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Wikipedia is brutal toward the conservative writers; they need an ombudsman who can check into individual cases and see if the liberal staff, which they say numbers only 150, handled the blocks and bans fairly. False charges are often filed against writers, such as plagiarism, copyright violations, lack of original writing in paraphrasing. One can be blocked indefinitely for practically nothing. Even when untrue, the Wikipedia people still accept the false charges as fact. Apparently the average “editor” is only 25 and thinks he knows everything worth knowing. Of course, the writers are unpaid and are expected to submit what Wikipedia wants. Most writers though would naturally have their own agenda if they are donating so much time to the site. I am surprised that they have the number of writers that they do. I have even seen articles challenged and falsely attributed to a writer other than the one who did the article. I don’t think Mr. Wales is aware of all the injustices going on at his site with his implied consent.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 8:11:10 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

I stuck a comment about “Horse Doovers” in the hors d’oeuvers article. It stayed there for the week I kept watching, then I went away and so did it.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 8:13:05 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Theodore R.

hors d’oeuvers => hors d’oeuvres

The French, like the Gaelic, pronounce great but spell funny.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 8:13:56 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Theodore R.

But, my addition for religious symbolism to the article about “Harp” is still there, mirabile dictu if I didn’t misspell that too.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 8:15:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Wikipedia, redefining History one fact at a time.

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13 posted on 12/03/2012 8:19:51 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Resolute Conservative
Maybe an FR wikipedia version that has stricter guidelines for entering data?

No - why don't a thousand of us join Wikipedia and start systematically moving it back our way?

What's good for the goose is good for the gander, after all.

14 posted on 12/03/2012 8:22:46 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy (Let it burn down)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Resolute Conservative
We already have one...

Conservapedia

15 posted on 12/03/2012 8:23:12 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

By professors who would never accept Wikipedia as a valid source for this particular reason.

Wikipedia can roll back all these changes, but it takes time and money, which they are always begging for.

So more than a takeover, events like this could *take down* Wikipedia, or put it into private hands.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 8:23:35 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Pick up a 1965 edition of World Book Encyclopedias ... just as a back-up. Before they changed the water. ;o)


17 posted on 12/03/2012 8:29:22 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

When doing on-line historical research, even though Wikipedia comes up first, I only open it as a LAST resort. Usually there are plenty of other sites available that have much better and more accurate information. As far as history goes, many thanks are due to our veterans who have an interest in keeping unit and ship histories complete and accurate.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 8:35:15 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

And that is why my daughters’ schools don’t allow Wikipedia as a source.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 8:35:38 AM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: Theodore R.

Thanks for those insights. I have been reading the wiki article on the Tea Party. However I am not sure how wiki works and how to effect any changes. The section “health care bill” has only one sentence. I can’t understand why a photo of Deb Fischer (who the hell is she) is included but no photo of Sarah Palin? Tea party membership has slipped from 1,000 to 600? What? It seems we should at least influence the depiction of “tea party” in wikipedia


20 posted on 12/03/2012 8:45:17 AM PST by plain talk
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To: henkster
As far as history goes, many thanks are due to our veterans who have an interest in keeping unit and ship histories complete and accurate.

Thanks, indeed. Homer's uncle was navigator on the Chason crew. (3rd from L., kneeling) There is a unit diary on the same site. I was floored when I first discovered this information was available, thanks to vets.

831st Bomber Group crew photos

21 posted on 12/03/2012 8:53:22 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
A Claremont Graduate University endowment fund sponsored the effort, which promoted creating and “improving” entries dedicated to: feminists; feminist theories; science studies; science, technology and society; human sexuality; artificial intelligence; and film theory; according to an email that announced the event to the Claremont Colleges community, as well as the “Edit-a-thon Wikipedia Page.”

Not to worry, most people won't bother with any but the science and technology pages. It would be hard to imagine how feminism or any other ism could change those.

22 posted on 12/03/2012 8:53:22 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: THE_RAIDER
They are famous for rewriting history and omitting the facts that don't support their agenda.

we have always been at war with eurasia

23 posted on 12/03/2012 8:58:02 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Gosh. I’ve used Wikipedia often over the past couple of years, and donated the amount ($5) they suggested they needed from every user to keep it up and running. If it goes totally hogwash liberal, it won’t be worth a nickel.
:o(


24 posted on 12/03/2012 9:03:37 AM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: ArGee

Well the sexuality part rhymes with the liberal scheme to set about a million traps for the young and confused.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 9:04:48 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: NativeSon

Eurasia, Myasia, Everybody’s Asia...

Eastasia


26 posted on 12/03/2012 9:05:54 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Twinkie

If you go to it for tech information you’ll never see the garbage pit. There’s not too much about Windows or Linux that lends itself to liberal agendas. However it’s not just a techpedia.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 9:07:28 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Timber Rattler; Resolute Conservative

Things like Conservapedia are part of the reason why we’re losing to the left.

The left quietly takes over mainstream or non-idealogical resources (be it news organizations, Hollywood, the education system or websites). The general public doesn’t realize they’ve been co-opted.

Conservatives start openly conservative competitors to the co-opted resources.

The average, low information, member of the public is then left with the impression that the left wing resource is still “middle of the road,” while the conservative resource is biased. As a result the conservative resources are immediately discounted.

We need to play the long game and undo what the left did and reconvince the public that conservative is mainstream.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 9:41:36 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I fear we don’t have that kind of time to right it without a civil re-rest (I won’t call it unrest to reclaim your country from tyrants).


29 posted on 12/03/2012 9:47:26 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Little Ray

Our private school either.


30 posted on 12/03/2012 9:49:57 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: plain talk
...but no photo of Sarah Palin?"

That's because you are suffering from PDS. You'll find Sarah under the failed reality TV stars category. She isn't, and has never been a political power of any sort beyond those with PDS.
31 posted on 12/03/2012 9:59:17 AM PST by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
sounds good to me - haven't read that book in ages.

I should read that again as it seems to be a users guide to the next 4 years

32 posted on 12/03/2012 10:49:13 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Now where have I seen this stuff before? :)


33 posted on 12/03/2012 11:28:06 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: henkster

I don’t know. I don’t recall posting that particular information before.


34 posted on 12/03/2012 11:32:12 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The French stole all the vowels from Eastern Europe.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 12:20:39 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Leaving those poor Czechs and Poles with more consonants than they know what to do with :-)


36 posted on 12/03/2012 12:30:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

How about a “Balapedia” a la Fox.


37 posted on 12/03/2012 12:31:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Like Conservapedia?


38 posted on 12/03/2012 12:39:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Liberty Valance

>World Book ..

Or look back further at pre 1920’s history books.

As for old, Encyclopedia Britannica 9th or 11th ed.

A lot of old paper going for the price of postage these days ..


39 posted on 12/03/2012 5:16:26 PM PST by Joined2Justify (I would rather be laughing tears of JOY)
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To: Paladin2

Naaaah. The Hawaiian language has the vowel market cornered.

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40 posted on 12/03/2012 5:22:50 PM PST by Mears
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A lot of articles have quotes by deconstructionist commentators (quoted, of course, as supposedly only one interpretation among many, but all the others seem to be missing).

It’s a more than annoying, it’s Orwellian.


41 posted on 12/03/2012 5:33:37 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Mears

Yabut most of the French vowels are silent.


42 posted on 12/04/2012 5:56:58 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Resolute Conservative
And we can do it -- I am an editor on wikipedia and try to keep it neutral, non-opinionated.

i'd rather have it not left or right, but neutral

And that can be maintained if we all become editors

43 posted on 12/04/2012 6:24:16 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Conservatives need to organize and fight back.

Conservatives don't know how to organize the way the Left does. It's like herding cats.

44 posted on 12/04/2012 6:21:18 PM PST by newzjunkey (grr)
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