Wikipedia scrubs Obama eligibility

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

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    ...........In one example, Wikipedia user "Jerusalem21" added the following to Obama's page:

    "There have been some doubts about whether Obama was born in the U.S. after the politician refused to release to the public a carbon copy of his birth certificate and amid claims from his relatives he may have been born in Kenya. Numerous lawsuits have been filed petitioning Obama to release his birth certificate, but most suits have been thrown out by the courts." .......

    .....When the user "Jerusalem21" tried to repost the entry about Obama's eligibility a second time, another administrator removed the material within two minutes and then banned the Wikipedia user from posting anything on the website for three days........

    ........yers, Wright also missing in Obama's bio......

    .......For example, the current paragraph on Obama's religion contains no mention of Wright, even though Obama's association with the controversial pastor was one of the most talked about issues during the presidential campaign.

    That paragraph states: "Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand 'the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change.' He was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988 and was an active member there for two decades."

    Ayers is also not mentioned, even where relevant. .......

    WND monitored as a Wikipedia user attempted to add Ayers' name to an appropriate paragraph. One of those additions, backed up with news articles, read as follows:

    "He served alongside former Weathermen leader William Ayers from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1991. Ayers was the founder and director of the Challenge." ...........

    ........he Wikipedia entry about former President George W. Bush, by contrast, is highly critical. One typical entry reads, "Prior to his marriage, Bush had multiple accounts of alcohol abuse. ... After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism. In 2005, the Bush administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina. In December 2007, the United States entered the second-longest post-World War II recession."


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  2. targus

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    "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." -- O'Brien in 1984 by George Orwell
     
  3. donnA

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    a rewrititng of history
     
  4. JustChristian

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    When the following statement in Wiki is proved to be wrong it should be rewritten. Until then. providing a different story is publishing an untruth.

    Barack Obama was born at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States,[6][7] to Stanley Ann Dunham,[8] an American of European descent from Wichita, Kansas,[9][10][11] and Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya. Obama's parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship.[12][13] The couple married on February 2, 1961,[14] and Obama was born later that year. His parents separated when he was two years old, and they divorced in 1964.[13] Obama's father returned to Kenya and saw his son only once more before dying in an automobile accident in 1982.[15]
     
  5. EdSutton

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    Nice?? thing about "wiki" is that about anyone can 'edit' it at any time!

    Why be concerned with small things like details?? :rolleyes:

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  6. LeBuick

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    If I'm not mistaken, he is saying that wiki is a liberal tool...

    My response, the Republican's have more bucks, why not make their own wiki and post their views.
     
  7. Revmitchell

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    Actually if you read the op when it comes to Obama and Obama alone such is not the case.
     

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