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Wikipedia Cleans up Biden Bio

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2008/08/24/more-biden-wiki-wackiness-whole-year-disappears

    More Biden Wiki Wackiness: A Whole Year Disappears

    By Tom Blumer
    August 24, 2008 - 11:56 ET

    The Friday evening version of Joe Biden's Wikipedia entry remains firmly ensconced in a Firefox tab on my desktop, so it can be compared to its current form as Obama-Biden's busy bees brush it up. I'm doing comparisons as time allows, and there isn't much of it at the moment.

    One thing is quickly obvious -- a section heading for a whole year has disappeared:
     
  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

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    Sounds like someone needs a life... :thumbs:
     
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    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone see Wiki as a serious research source?

    It is a great tool for basic facts, I use it all the time, but thats all the good it is.
     
  4. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Not me.

    But it's amazing how many liberals do. That's why they spend so much time "cleaning it up" to reflect their version of the facts and just plain hiding others.

    Here's some truthful trivia for you:

    Wikipedia has over 2 million entries , but not one for "liberal". Pretty amazing, huh.

    The liberal bias of wikipedia is discussed by the founder here:http://newsbusters.org/node/5043

    Liberal Bias at Wikipedia?
    By Matthew Sheffield (Bio | Archive)
    April 23, 2006 - 16:43 ET

    Does Wikipedia, the online community encyclopedia that anyone can edit, have a liberal political bias? Over at PBS's MediaShift blog, Mark Glaser hosts a fascinating debate on the subject between Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Olbermann Watch blogger Robert Cox.

    The discussion revolves around Cox's attempts to edit Wikipedia's entry on MSNBC host Keith Olbermann to make it more politically neutral (a stated goal of the site) and to include facts that were left out. Cox contends that his changes were continually discarded by fans of Olbermann who monitor the article, seeking to ensure that it reflects their liberal views, something he believes has happened to Wikipedia articles about partial-birth abortion, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.
     
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  5. JustChristian

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    This is what the CNN article that the article you pointed to said about Biden's 2004 decision not to campaign for President.

    Joe Biden
    Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware announced on August 12, 2003, that he would not run for president. Biden said at this late date, it's "now too much of a long shot." Biden ran for president in 1988 but dropped out of the race after rival candidate Michael Dukakis distributed a videotape that showed Biden lifting key parts of his speeches from speeches delivered by British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock.

    Your guy claims that this somehow proves that he ran in 2004. Talk about biased.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Why did the liberal editors at Wikipedia make 2004 disappear? :laugh:

    Never mind.

    You'll just change the subject.
     
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  8. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Uh huh.

    But according to the founder of wiki, there is a definite liberal bias.
     
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