Wikipedia scrubs Lakin article, Orwellian news control, Obama eligibility, Citizen Wells open thread, November 16, 2010
Wikipedia scrubs Lakin article, Orwellian news control, Obama eligibility
“If the party could thrust its hand into the past and say
of this and that event, it never happened–that, surely,
was more terrifying than mere torture and death.”
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
Once again, Wikipedia has scrubbed an article that is unfavorable for Barack Obama. Once again I am reminded of “1984” by George Orwell.
From the Birther Report.
“Wikipedia has scrubbed an entry on the court-martial of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, the Army officer who has refused orders because he questions the eligibility of the commander in chief.
The popular online encyclopedia redirects a search of Lakin’s name to an entry entitled “Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories.”
The creator of the entry calls the move “a clear attempt by the Wikipedia community to label inquiries into Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president as a ‘conspiracy theory.”
“While Wikipedia has a process for readers to comment after an article has been nominated for deletion, the time between my article being nominated for deletion, being rescrubbed and then being redirected to the Obama conspiracy theory article was a total of only one hour and 11 minutes,” said “Al,” who wants to remain anonymous because he fears reprisals from Obama supporters.
Yesterday, WND participated with Al in an hour-long interview on Peter Boyle’s Denver radio show on 630 KNOW that focused on the Wikipedia scrubbing. [embedded below]
Al pointed out that the deletion process usually takes much longer on Wikipedia, allowing for a rigorous defense and robust debate over the article in question that can stretch over several days.”
This is not the first time this has happened.
From Citizen Wells December 24, 2009.
“From Citizen Wells, May 12, 2009
“From a 1944 Norman Thomas speech:
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.
But, under the name of “liberalism”,
they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program,
until one day America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened.”
“I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party.
The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
*** I did not get the quote from Wikipedia originally, but I did read it there before writing this article. It was there approx 1 and 1/2 hours ago. I just checked and it is not there. Did Wikipedia scrub the quote? ***”
Wikipedia internet scrubbing part 1
From Citizen Wells, May 21, 2009
“We have the second instance of internet scrubbing reported on this blog in the past several weeks. Today, one of the great commenters on this blog, GBAmerica brought this to our attention:
“They scrubbed Wiki!Our founding father John Bingham from the state of Ohio defined Natural Born Citizen!To hold highest office you must be a natural born citizen which means to be born on US soil and BOTH PARENTS to be BORN on US soil with no Foreign or Domestic Soverigty from any of them!It doesn’t matter where he is born his father was NOT BORN HERE!!!John Bingham put that there to protect WE THE PEOPLE!!!Look it up at the library!””
Wikipedia internet scrubbing part 2”
“An Illinois judge will hear a request for a preliminary injunction against Wikimedia/Wikipedia
Andy Martin says the Wikimedia Foundation is nothing more than a tax-exempt division of Barack Obama’s political operations
Martin’s lawsuit charges that Wikimedia falsely invokes the Communications Decency Act to defraud federal and state judges as to the true nature of Wikipedia’s operations
Martin is seeking an injunction against Wikimedia/Wikipedia”
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