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  • Crowdsourced Bias (Wikipedia's Achilles Heel)

    05/30/2016 9:31:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 19 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 31, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Perhaps the greatest part of living in the current year is the access our civilization has to a virtually limitless supply of information. Although many refuse to take advantage of it, the fact is that we are living during an era which is unprecedented for acquiring and transmitting knowledge at light speed, which I-as someone who narrowly missed out on being a millennial-can appreciate. From the Khan Academy, to more structured online universities, to Web tutorials on how to construct 3D models, there is no domain of expertise concealed from anyone with a reliable Internet connection and a morsel of...
  • Trump Is Succeeding Where Occupy Wall Street Failed

    03/02/2016 10:59:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement? The 2011-2012 protests sought to bring Arab Spring-type "revolutions" to the United States through a combination of urban camping and complaining loudly about the state of the world. The Occupy movement fizzled out because it failed to translate the whining into political action. Hey, Occupiers, it only took a few years, but your ride is finally here. You can't miss it -- it's a Boeing 757 with "TRUMP" in gold letters. Here's why Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is the guy you've been waiting for. -- Trump is denouncing Wall Street from...
  • Woman in Simon Fraser harassment case is charged

    11/23/2002 12:16:44 AM PST · by TheMole · 2 replies · 2,343+ views
    National Post ^ | Nov. 22, 2002 | Ian Bailey
    VANCOUVER - A 28-year-old woman who once accused a swim coach at Simon Fraser University of harassment in a milestone case linked to the downfall of the school's president has herself been charged with criminally harassing a 52-year-old man. Rachel Marsden, a one-time assistant to TV news anchor Connie Chung, made a brief appearance yesterday in provincial court where her lawyer negotiated her release after a night in custody. A sombre Ms. Marsden agreed to terms that include the payment of $10,000 and agreements to not contact the alleged victim as well as members of his family. She is also...
  • CONSERVATIVE Canadian pundit vs. National Review

    11/18/2002 12:47:13 AM PST · by jcgirl · 12 replies · 222+ views
    Debate USA ^ | November 18, 2002 | Rachel Marsden
    Canadians and the War on Terror: No, Mr. Goldberg. We are not "Wimps!" By: Rachel Marsden The most recent issue of National Review featured members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on horseback, decked out in ceremonial red surge, with the word "Wimps!" emblazoned in blue across the cover. Inside the issue, Jonah Goldberg ponders, at great length, Canada's "whiny and weak anti-Americanism." He then goes on to label the country "Jean Chrétien's Canada", and to suggest that Canadians are hell-bent on opposing, as a mere matter of reflex, every action that America happens to take and every position that...
  • Newsgal Booted! Rachel Marsden Escorted From Fox Studios

    05/30/2007 8:00:23 PM PDT · by tlb · 24 replies · 1,729+ views
    Gawker ^ | MAY 30, 2007 | Chore
    We hear that Fox News's Red Eye eye-candy neo-con Canadian trouble-girl Rachel Marsden—you remember her from her days of ALLEGED stalking in Canada—was just taken by security guards out of the Fox News studios and out of the News Corp. building. Maybe she was breathing too hard on Shep Smith. (Always barking up the wrong trees, that gal!) Or, uh, maybe she wasn't feeling well and they were taking her to a car. Yeah... that. Anyway, DEVELOPING!
  • Whatever happened to that Foxbabe Ms Marsden?

    06/02/2009 9:06:09 PM PDT · by Osnome · 25 replies · 1,406+ views
    Osnome | 06-2-09 | Poster
    I remember two years ago this brilliant and gorgeous Conservative Pundit(from Canada!) named Rachel Marsden. She was sharp witty smart articulate and drop dead beautiful. Then she got into some trouble(turns out not for the first nor the last time) for some altercation in the Fox Studios in NYC and she was expelled from that RED EYE show and Fox too. Was that ban not lifted? Has she not been allowed to return to Fox News for morning show? Also I find no recent postings nor threads of her here- - has she been banned from the FreeRepublic forum too?...
  • Fox News Enters the Canadian Media Henhouse

    01/18/2005 7:06:09 PM PST · by wagglebee · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/19/05 | Rachel Marsden
    Five months after Osama bin Laden's propaganda network, Al-Jazeera, was approved for viewing in Canada, Fox News was given the green light. Within days, I was asked by a correspondent with the far-left-leaning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation whether Canadians having access to Fox News will be detrimental to public discourse and debate in Canada. Despite the fact that the CBC receives nearly a billion dollars in taxpayers' money to fund programs that are totally ignored by 93 percent of Canadians, they're still transparently petrified of any competition edging in on their "turf." What's pathetic is that even with pitiful ratings like...
  • Is U.S. Being Duped Into Funding Jihadist Startup?

    07/02/2014 3:47:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 2, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new ruler of an Islamic caliphate, or republic, extending across Iraq and Syria. These countries currently have internationally recognized heads of state -- but, you know, whatever, man. It's not like U.S. President Barack Obama is going to stop ISIL. In fact, he's asking Congress to give it $500 million, under the guise of funding the "Syrian opposition." Recipients...
  • Islam Needs A Pope (Rachel Marsden's Funniest Piece Ever Alert)

    09/26/2006 1:46:44 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | 09/26/06 | Rachel Marsden
    Another week, and another violent outburst by members of the religion of peace has compelled me, once again, to write a column that will likely make me glad that my address isn’t listed in the phone book. When Pope Benedict recently quoted an ancient emperor to explain that Islamic chief prophet Mohammed relied on violence to convert non-believers rather than that flaky winning over of hearts and minds stuff, it was enough to make some Islamofascists run right out into the Arab street and drive his point home. But who exactly speaks for Islam? London-based Muslim extremist and riot organizer,...
  • The other quagmire in Iraq

    02/03/2006 2:17:28 PM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 555+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | Thu, February 2, 2006 | RACHEL MARSDEN
    This week, CNN's Larry King Live featured a group of people discussing and defending their cause, and their fallen colleagues in Iraq. One woman credited her two recently injured male cohorts with paving the way for women like herself to do the same job. This, even as a kidnapping video featuring a female colleague was playing in heavy rotation on Al-Jazeera TV. When King confronted another of these seasoned professionals -- one who had spent time in Vietnam -- with the fact that their death toll in Iraq was creeping upward, the pro shrugged it off as part of the...
  • Rachel Marsden: A Bad Week for Terrorists, Saddam, Liberals and G.I. Joe

    02/02/2005 7:03:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 1,329+ views ^ | 2/2/5 | Rachel Marsden
    Saddam Hussein and his murderous regime were symbolically toppled with this week’s free vote in Iraq. Meanwhile, back in America, Democratic Party sweetheart, Senator Hillary Clinton, fell down and went boom at an event in Buffalo, New York. No doubt, it’s been a pretty tough week for terrorists, Saddam, and their liberal cheerleaders. The terrorists pulled off their only pre-election homicide bombing by strapping a bomb to the back of some guy with Downs Syndrome. I think this is the terrorists’ way of giving a shout-out to all the liberal infidels in America, by demonstrating that they’re committed to non-discriminatory...
  • Hollyweird's Wake-Up Call? (Rachel Marsden On Oliver Stone's New 911 DocPic Alert)

    07/24/2006 1:16:47 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 80 replies · 2,431+ views ^ | 07/24/06 | Rachel Marsden
    Hollywood director Oliver Stone dropped by Toronto’s Varsity Cinemas this week to premiere his new movie, World Trade Center, about two of the last police officers who were pulled alive from the World Trade Center rubble, post-9/11. With him was Scott Strauss, one of the real-life police rescuers. Stone says Strauss and the other 9/11 families kept him in check. That’s quite the feat, given that Stone has called the Cold War “irritating”, says nationalism and patriotism are “evil forces”, considers Fidel Castro a personal friend, and mused that if he was George W. Bush he would “shoot himself”. With...
  • Liberal use of language: A glossary

    04/21/2006 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Rollee · 10 replies · 467+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 21, 2006 | Rachel Marsden
    Officials of that great bastion of liberalism -- the European Union -- reportedly want to replace the term "Islamic terrorism" with "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam." According to the EU Observer, other terms under review include "jihad," "Islamist," and "fundamentalist," It's hardly the first time that liberals have taken the English language and made it their own. Here's my handy glossary of commonly used leftist terms, and what they really mean: Social justice: Spreading the misery of socialism equally throughout society. Enlightened: A person who refuses to accept that socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried. Journalist: A news...
  • Lot of Folks Can’t Tell Left From Right (Canada)

    01/20/2006 7:11:04 PM PST · by kanawa · 22 replies · 635+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 20/06 | Rachel Marden
    Lot of Folks Can’t Tell Left From Right By: Rachel Marsden If Liberal leader, Paul Martin, ends up shopping around his resume after Monday’s election, it will be mainly because the one thing all Canadians have in common is that we’re fed up with endless Liberal scandal. But a Harper victory might also indicate that a lot of Canadians have held those “scary conservative values” all along, but just didn’t know it until now. I’m serious. In fact, a 2002 Compas poll found that over half of Canadians are oblivious to the differences between the political “left” and “right”. Some...
  • Bush Responsible for Flu Season, Kills Superman (Rachel Marsden)

    10/27/2004 12:43:03 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 55 replies · 2,122+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 27 October 2004 | Rachel Marsden
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 27/04 -- Unlike Election 2000 between George “W” Bush and Al “I Invented The Letter W” Gore, I predict that the race between Bush and John Kerry is not going to end in a photo-finish. This time, I don’t believe that the fate of the nation and the free world will be decided by a handful of senile, incontinent old geezers wheeled out from under a pile of mothballs in some Fort Lauderdale retirement home and straight into the polling booth. Nevertheless, desperate times lead to desperate measures, and in the last stretch of this marathon...
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Demands Wikipedia Take Down Images of Its Campaign Logos

    01/16/2016 12:47:33 AM PST · by Fasceto · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ed Krayewski
    The editors of Wikipedia, the Internet’s largest free encyclopedia, often work to include as many images as they can without running afoul of copyright laws. That’s accomplished through the use of public domain images, user-generated images uploaded to the site, and applying the fair use doctrine. Lawyers for Bernie Sanders’ insist the encyclopedia has run afoul of copyright law by using images of various Bernie Sanders campaign paraphernalia in articles about Sanders and his presidential campaign.
  • ‘Turtle’ McConnell, ‘Sharknado’ among Wikipedia edits from Congress (MiniTrue at work)

    08/22/2015 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/15 11:10 AM EDT | Mario Trujillo
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not a turtle. Ian Ziering of “90210” was in the movie “Sharknado.” And Sapphire from the movie “Almost Famous” is a “Band Aid.” Those are among the anonymous edits to Wikipedia that have originated from IP addresses in Congress during the August recess, when lawmakers take their annual hiatus from Washington and life around the Capitol quiets down. Changes to Wikipedia from congressional IP addresses became a mini-controversy around this time last year, when more than 100 edits were made. […] The McConnell edit that came from Senate this month actually removed a prank...
  • Ł30,000 to teach pupils how to use Wikipedia: Fury after council pays IT expert to show children…

    06/14/2015 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:06 EST, 14 June 2015 | Martin Delgado
    A Ł30,000 scheme to teach schoolchildren how to use Wikipedia has been condemned as a waste of taxpayers’ money. An IT expert is being paid the sum by a council to visit schools and show pupils aged 13 and 14 how to “critically engage” with the online encyclopedia. The children will be taught how to search for entries and look for mistakes and bias in articles. The scheme is set to begin at secondary schools in Leicester later this year. Council leaders say searching for information online and evaluating its reliability is “an essential skill for all citizens”. But Chris...
  • Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article violates Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy

    04/07/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 7, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article violates Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy states:“All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.” Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article includes a section called “Cultural and political image.” According to Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy, this section should contain both positive and negative things. However, almost everything in the section is positive....
  • Wikipedia articles are sloppier than they used to be

    12/09/2014 7:21:54 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 18 replies
    Wikipedia is much maligned as a serious reference source. However, with regard to trivial subjects, Wikipedia can be a rich source of obscure and oddball facts about subjects that most people don't care about. For example, no respectable encyclopedia would have an article about snipe hunting but Wikipedia fails to disappoint in that regard. Or how about A Flock of Seagulls? If you played in a garage rock band that sold 47 copies of an album (and mostly to friends), you can get an entry for that band (so long as somebody outside the band writes it). Or what about...
  • Wikipedia Scrubbing All Mentions of Lena Dunham's False-Rape Accusations

    12/08/2014 2:06:04 PM PST · by rightistight · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/8/14 | Aurelius
    Wikipedia editors are intentionally scrubbing any criticism regarding Lena Dunham and her false accusations of rape against "Barry" during her time in college. The concerted effort can be seen in multiple places; the most obvious, is Dunham's page itself, which has no mention of the controversy. But it is not because some lesser-users did not try to include Dunham's actions. In the "history" section of "Not That Kind of Girl's" page, there are attempts to mention the controversy. Higher-ups, however, scrubbed these changes and reverted the page to its previous form. Even changes saying that some have her claims have...
  • Russia plans alternative version of 'Wikipedia'

    11/14/2014 11:16:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014 | Thomas Grove
    Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday. Citing Western threats, the Kremlin has asserted more control over the Internet this year in what critics call moves to censor the web, and has introduced more pro-Kremlin content similar to closely controlled state media such as television.
  • Why Is Wikipedia Deleting All References To Neil Tyson’s Fabrication?

    09/18/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies ^ | Sept. 18 2014 | Sean Davis
    [UPDATE: Early this morning, in a discussion thread about whether references to Neil deGrasse Tyson's history of quote fabrication should be added to Tyson's Wikipedia page, an editor stated that "no version of this event will be allowed into the article."] Religious fanatics have an odd habit of overreacting when people have the audacity to question their fanaticism. In Iraq, radical Islamic jihadists are systemically murdering and beheading Christians, Jews, and even Muslims who do not pledge fealty to ISISÂ’s religious tenets. Hundreds of years ago, church authorities and Aristotelian acolytes imprisoned Galileo for having the audacity to reject geocentrism...
  • Proprietary Primate: Wikipedia Says Monkey Owns Copyright to ‘Selfie’

    08/07/2014 2:34:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The National Review ^ | 8-7-14 | Ian Tuttle
    Monkey business — or legitimate copyright claim? In Indonesia in 2011 a female crested black macaque hijacked the camera of British nature photographer David Slater and proceeded to snap hundreds of photos — among them several selfies, photos of himself, one of which made worldwide headlines and the animal’s Wikipedia page. Slater, citing royalty losses, has tried to have the photograph removed from the site. The Telegraph reports: The Gloucestershire-based photographer now claims that the decision is jeopardising his income as anyone can take the image and publish it for free, without having to pay him a royalty. He complained...
  • Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it'

    08/06/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 84 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 06 Aug 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright[.]
  • Netanyahu’s Wikipedia page replaced with giant Palestinian flag

    07/23/2014 9:46:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 723/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Wikipedia page for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was revised on Tuesday with all biographical information removed and replaced with a large, single Palestinian flag. The Wikipedia user responsible for the message, who uses the handle “TSKAero 1,” also changed the Israeli Defense Force’s description Tuesday afternoon to “the bunch of people randomly and unrepentantly murdering innocent Palestinian civilians,” the New York Daily News reported.
  • How can Wikipedia woo women editors?

    04/07/2014 6:34:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7 April 2014 | Lynsea Garrison
    Women make up only 9% of Wikipedia editors. Educators say raising that number is key to improving the online encyclopaedia, and have started campaigns to do just that. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Depression-era artist Natalie Smith Henry's vivid depiction of a farm family hangs high on the wall. But until recently, Henry didn't exist, at least not according to Wikipedia. Then Chelsea Tufarolo, a student at American University, decided to write her an article about her. It was Tufarolo's first post on the world's largest knowledge-sharing resource. Editors and activists are trying to address the root of what...
  • UC Berkeley Hires First Wikipedian-in-Residence

    03/18/2014 5:38:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    A 24-year-old geography major is the first Wikipedian-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley. His announcement can be found - where else? - but on his own Wiki page. Cal hired Gorman, according to a February announcement, to advise students and professors on the complex task of editing articles for Wikipedia, the user-generated online encyclopedia that gets 500 million monthly visitors. Until now, Wikipedians-in-residence have been assigned to cultural institutions, such as the British Museum, the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and the U.S. National Archives. In a statement, Cal calls Gorman a "hardcore Wikipedian" since his undergraduate days at Berkeley,...
  • Wikipedia on Global Warming: The first place most people look is the last place anyone should.

    03/11/2014 7:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    It may seem a little misplaced to concentrate on two Wikipedia articles when it comes to something as substantive as the anthropogenic global warming theory (henceforth: AGWT or AGW). For a start, some people don't place much faith in any Wikipedia pieces. Nonetheless, it's quite possible that more people have gained knowledge about the AGWT from these articles than from any other sources. (One of the articles was viewed 1052332 times in only 30 days.) After all, it's often the case that Wiki is the first port of call for many of us. In addition, these two articles are seemingly...
  • Feminists Attack Wikipedia

    02/21/2014 7:34:01 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 21, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    Feminist groups at several universities recently took part in an effort called “Edit Wikipedia Day,” to address what they perceive as the sexist flaws in the website, according to a post by Leslie Eastman. In describing the issue, Sarah Stierch, a Wikipedia contributor and researcher for the Wikimedia Foundation, told Daily Dot that the site is “aesthetically very masculine in its design,” adding that “the average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of the world since ancient times.” To improve this situation, the annual ‘Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon’ inspired feminists around...
  • Crazy Feminists Want Their "Period" to Bleed "Freely" and Feminize Wikipedia

    02/06/2014 4:49:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | February 5, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    The world gets more troubling every day as nut-ball beliefs are pushed as normal. It’s hard to keep up with all the craziness. Two feminist stories caught my attention. One is typical, the other is bizarre. Feminists want to rewrite Wikipedia. The following is from the DailyCaller:
  • Wikipedia is ‘very masculine,’ so feminists pledge to fix it

    02/04/2014 6:34:37 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 2, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Feminist groups at more than a dozen universities are planning to participate in another mass “edit Wikipedia day,” because the free, volunteer encyclopedia website is obviously horribly sexist. Sarah Stierch, a Wikipedia contributor and researcher for the Wikimedia Foundation, said the problem isn’t just that most Wikipedia user are male. The layout of the website is itself “very masculine,” she said. “It’s aesthetically very masculine in its design,” said Stierch in a statement to The Daily Dot, also noting that, “The average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of...
  • FR Wikipedia entry

    12/25/2013 1:01:05 PM PST · by Awestruck · 190 replies
    12/25/13 | Awestruck
    Am I the only one to notice that most of the Wikipedia entry about FR is one big hit piece? Or does it not matter because it is editable? Don't meant to be dense...just curious.
  • Wikipedia’s Obamacare article continues to knowingly and deliberately include false information

    11/30/2013 3:35:03 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 30, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s Obamacare article continues to knowingly and deliberately include false information On October 15, 2013, I posted Wikipedia’s article on Obamacare is a heavily censored, utopian puff piece that ignores Obamacare’s real world problemsOn November 6, 2013, I followed that up with Wikipedia’s Obamacare article continues to be a heavily biased and censored puff pieceNow, on November 30, 2013, I am writing part 3 of this series. Wikipedia’s Obamacare article still includes a substantial amount of false information. Suggestions to correct this, with many reliable sources, have been repeatedly posted on the article’s talk page, but...
  • What's a "Death Panel"? (Freep Wikipedia's Anti-Palin rant)

    11/14/2013 11:35:50 PM PST · by Jack Black · 32 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 11/13/2013 | Jack Black
    I have been involved in editing the article on Death Panels on Wikipedia. For those who are interested in Obamacare the original claim by Sarah Palin that Obamacare would include panels that would limit treatment to achieve cost savings and might be expected to result in people not getting treatment they need, particularly older or disabled people, seems like yet another obvious fact that the left cannot accept. No where is this more clear than in the Wikipedia article on Death Panels which, in violation of Wikipedia rules is essentially a long diatribe against Gov. Palin. I am requesting a...
  • Wiki edits pushing Heritage Foundation individual mandate (vanity)

    11/04/2013 1:21:56 PM PST · by tuwood · 75 replies
    Vanity | tuwood
    I'm usually a lurker here, but I may have something to contribute today. :) I was listening to a hard core Liberal in another non political forum I frequent go on and on about how Obama just implemented the Republican healthcare plan that the Heritage Foundation suggested. I have read about the Heritage Foundation spin before, but this seems to really be popping up a lot on my journeys around the interwebs lately so I did a little digging and noticed that pretty much all of the Wiki pages about the ACA have very recently been edited to insert the...
  • Wikipedia’s article on Obamacare is a heavily censored, utopian puff piece

    10/15/2013 2:47:56 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 15, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article on Obamacare is a heavily censored, utopian puff piece that ignores Obamacare’s real world problems Wikipedia’s Obamacare article ignores almost every single criticism of Obamacare that has been reported on by the news, and of the few that it does mention, it severely understates the problem. Some of these criticisms did get added to the article, but they were deleted.So, some crazy person suggested, on the article’s talk page, that a few specific criticisms be added to the article, such as the website not working, the large number of employers who have switched...
  • Convincing a liberal son

    10/08/2013 5:48:50 AM PDT · by GYPSY286 · 52 replies
    Me | October 8, 2013 | Me
    Is Wikipedia left leaning?
  • ‘Storming Wikipedia’: Colleges offer credit to students who enter ‘feminist thinking’ into Wikipedia

    09/07/2013 1:05:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    CampusReform ^ | August 30, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    Fifteen universities worldwide — including Yale University, Brown University, and Pennsylvania State University — will offer college credit to students who “write feminist thinking” into Wikipedia. The program, “Storming Wikipedia,” will be part of the Dialogues on Feminism and Technology online course developed by FemTechNet, an organization of feminist educators and scholars. Students will be given course credit if they contribute the "feminist thinking" article on Wikipedia. Approximately 300 students are currently registered for the course, Alexandra Juhasz, professor of media studies at California's Pitzer College and one of the course facilitators, told Campus Reform Thursday. “A woman's point of...
  • Wackypedia (Wikipedia) reveals its edit wars ( Top 10 topics)

    07/22/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 19 July 2013 10:03 | Written by Nick Farrell
    George Bush is still a big topic Researchers have revealed what subjects are getting vandalised the most in Wackypedia and are subjected to “edit wars." Articles about ex-US President George W Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested on Wikipedia's English-language edition, research suggests. It seems that editors were big on debating data at the site. Many religious subjects, such as Jesus and God, were universally debated. Researchers from the University of Oxford and three other institutions analysed logs of the changes made to Wikipedia pages to identify those in the throes of an "edit war". Such a...
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    06/06/2013 7:20:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a...
  • Wikipedia Considers Deleting Entry Regarding Kermit Gosnell

    04/12/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Wikipedia, the online dictionary and research web site utilized by millions of people every day, is considering deleting the entry associated with Kermit Gosnell, the infamous abortion practitioner on trial for murder. “This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy,” a Wikipedia headline reads in red at the top of the Gosnell entry. “Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article’s entry on the Articles for deletion page.” The Wikipedia note instructs its web site editors, “Feel free to edit the article, but the article must not be blanked, and this notice must...
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    01/11/2013 6:40:43 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a...
  • No Regulation? No Problem

    01/02/2013 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 2, 2013 | John Stossel
    In the short time since President Obama was re-elected, government has issued hundreds of new regulations. The bureaucrats never stop. There are now more than 170,000 pages of federal regulations. President Obama wants still more rules. Cheering on increased financial regulation, he said, "We've got to keep moving forward." To the president, and probably most Americans, "forward" means passing more laws. It is scary to think about a world without regulation. Intuition leads us to think that without government we'd be victims of fraud, as I explain in my latest book, "No, They Can't!" But our intuition is wrong. Consider...

    12/11/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by Domandred · 68 replies ^ | 12/11/2012 | Tony Lee
    New CNN programming chief Jeff Zucker will reportedly replace Soledad O'Brien, the host of the network's morning show "Starting Point," with Erin Burnett, who currently hosts "Outfront," which airs at 7 p.m. on the struggling cable news network. The New York Post reported that Zucker is “looking at Erin Burnett to revive the cabler’s moribund morning ratings” and quotes a CNN source who said Zucker will team Burnett “up with a guy, and they’ll go after the audience watching ‘Today’ and ‘Good Morning America.’" O'Brien recently told a college audience that when she first heard of Zucker's hire, she thought,...
  • The Wikipedia Takeover

    12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/12 | By John J. Miller
    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.
  • Liberals are trying to expunge "You didn't build that" from Wikipedia

    08/15/2012 4:02:02 AM PDT · by LJoseph · 17 replies
    After trying in vain to add mention of Obama's gaffe "You didn't build that" to his page, a page was created to document the line. Now liberals are massing to delete the last vestige. The voting is here:
  • Wikimedia UK chair banned from Wikipedia in gay bondage photo controvrsy

    08/01/2012 10:15:23 AM PDT · by Antiwikipedia · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 August 2012 | Fox News
    The chairman of Wikipedia’s U.K. fund-raising arm was banned from the service “for numerous violations of Wikipedia’s norms and policies,” after reports linked him to kinky bondage pornography and inappropriate editing. Ashley Van Haeften -- the head of the independent Wikimedia U.K. group -- was banned by an arbitration board on July 20, according to a story on The Daily Telegraph. The action was taken following a series of clashes over pornography on the popular online encyclopedia, and a series of edits to that material in violation of policy.
  • Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues

    07/28/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies ^ | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Wikipedia’s article “Presidency of Barack Obama” is a puff piece which ignores many critical issues. These issues have been added to the article multiple times, but they always get erased. Editors who continue to add these things to the article get accused of “edit warring,” and if they continue to put the information into the article, they get blocked from editing for 24 hours. If they continue adding the information after their 24 hour block expires, they get blocked for a week, then they get topic banned from editing any Obama related articles for three months, and then they get...
  • Obama Inserts Himself in White House Bios of Past Presidents

    05/15/2012 12:28:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 5/15/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The White House website has always featured biographies of past presidents. The biographies are largely designed for students, so they can research the history of the White House occupants; the text is taken from The Presidents of the United States of America, by Michael Beschloss and Hugh Sidey. Now, however, President Obama has decided that those other presidential biographies weren’t complete without a sentence about him. Seriously. As it turns out, all past presidents are just a window into President Obama’s grand accomplishments. Here are some examples: President Calvin Coolidge: “On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president...