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<div style="width: 620px; text-align: center; border: 1px solid #999; background: #ccc; margin: .5em auto .5em auto; padding: 5px;" class="noprint" id="Donum dei">'''This article is incredibly long''', as Wikipedia has a number examples of bias. If you have something to add, '''please add it to the appropriate subpage''', if there is one, instead of adding here. If you have time, please attempt to remove items from "General/Uncategorized" and "Conspiracy Theories" and move those items to appropriate subpages.</div>
 
 
 
Below is a growing list of examples of [[liberal bias]], [[deceit]], frivolous [[gossip]], and blatant errors on [[Wikipedia]].  The [[atheism|atheist]] [[Jimmy Wales]] was a lead founder of Wikipedia. Please feel free to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales contact the atheist Jimmy Wales] about any biases you find at Wikipedia.  
 
Below is a growing list of examples of [[liberal bias]], [[deceit]], frivolous [[gossip]], and blatant errors on [[Wikipedia]].  The [[atheism|atheist]] [[Jimmy Wales]] was a lead founder of Wikipedia. Please feel free to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales contact the atheist Jimmy Wales] about any biases you find at Wikipedia.  
  

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Below is a growing list of examples of liberal bias, deceit, frivolous gossip, and blatant errors on Wikipedia. The atheist Jimmy Wales was a lead founder of Wikipedia. Please feel free to contact the atheist Jimmy Wales about any biases you find at Wikipedia.

Examples of Bias

General/Uncategorized

  1. Wikipedia has millions of obscure entries, but deletes or omits entries about conservatives and/or Christians. For example, conservative congressional candidate Ruth McClung has no entry at all on Wikipedia, despite being far more notable than many of its entries; likewise, broadcaster Al Gross's entry[1] has been tagged for deletion despite having a notable and continuing career in broadcasting.
  2. Wikipedia omits an entry on Biblical scientific foreknowledge, and instead ignores the foreknowledge with a pathetically abbreviated section entitled "History and advocacy" under "Scientific foreknowledge in sacred texts."[2]
  3. Wikipedia's entry on the starlight problem is a typically atheistic distortion,[3] omitting that light appears to older than the age of the universe under atheistic models as well as biblical explanations, and that the expansion of the universe can explain this anomaly under either theory.
  4. A Wikipedia editor going under the pseudonym Jagged85 made 67,000 edits between 2007 and 2010 until it was demonstrated that he was systematically misrepresenting Islamic science, technology, and philosophy. [9]
  5. A Wikipedia editor named "Pensacolian" inserted false information about Judge Roger Vinson, claiming he was a bear hunter who mounted several of his trophy bear heads above his courtroom door. Rush Limbaugh repeated the claims on his radio show, compelling the Judge to issue a statement denying the falsehoods. [10]
  6. Wikipedia includes the margin of victory for a liberal politician, but omits or downplays the margin of defeat for the same politician. For example, Alan Mollohan lost in his own primary by 56-44% after voting for Obamacare, but Wikipedia's entry about him includes only his margins of victory in prior elections. The margin of defeat for liberal Gordon Brown is obscured in his Wikipedia entry also.
  7. Wikipedia uses trivia to push its liberal icons on readers. In its first 200 words about conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Wikipedia includes the meaningless trivia that he was born on the same day as (liberal) Jimmy Carter.[4] Yet nowhere in Carter's entry does it say he was born on the same day as Rehnquist.
  8. Wikipedia's article on the French Revolution censors the central role atheism played in causing the mass murders of the Reign of Terror.[5]
  9. When someone goes to Wikipedia's "Constitutional Convention" page, users are taken to a general page about Constitutional conventions, instead of being taken right to the United States Constitutional Convention page. Since 2005, they have named the US page as the unheard of "Philadelphia Convention",[11] diluting its significance. They have not even renamed it "U.S. Constitutional Convention" and Google mostly matches "Philadelphia Convention Center" as a building. The US Convention is over 100-200 years older than the other conventions listed, and an Internet search confirms that "Constitutional Convention" is used more than ten times as often as "Philadelphia Convention," but the liberal and anti-American Wikipedia editors have insisted on redirecting visitors to the obscure term, for over 5 years.
  10. Wikipedia's article on Thanksgiving is a clearcut attempt to mitigate the meaning of Thanksgiving; from giving thanks to God as the holiday is meant to be, and instead changing history by claiming the day has become a politically correct "secular holiday." Wikipedia's political correctness is an attempt to change truth in order to appeal more closely with atheists.
  11. Wikipedia falsely states that there is "precise agreement"[6] between the data for PSR B1913+16 and predictions of the General Theory of Relativity, when in fact the data are unmistakably different from the theoretical prediction, no data have been released since 2003 (perhaps due to such divergence), and even the authors of the study admit continuing imprecision by saying that "it seems unlikely that this test of relativistic gravity will be improved significantly."[7]
  12. Isaac Newton translated parts of the Bible, and considered this effort to be the source of his scientific insights, yet Wikipedia's 10,000-word entry completely omits this.[8]
  13. The "Pioneer anomaly" contradicts both the theory of relativity and Newtonian gravity, but the Wikipedia article describes it as a potential defect for only Newtonian gravity.[9]
  14. Wikipedia uses anti-religious examples for its entry on "argumentum ad populum" (Latin for claiming that something is true if it is popular). Conspicuously absent from Wikipedia's examples are atheistic arguments based on popular opinion, such as misleading people into thinking the theory of evolution must be true if others accept it.
  15. Wikipedia's article on engineering[10] features a photo of ... an offshore wind turbine, which is an inefficient liberal boondoggle and certainly not a representative example of engineering. None even exist off the shores of the United States because they are not competitive.
  16. Amid the libel controversy against Rush Limbaugh during his bid to purchase an NFL team, the St. Louis Rams, Newsbusters revealed the false quote's Web source appeared to be from Wikipedia.[11] The quote has been removed and replaced several times since 2005. And the Wikipedia entry did not provide a transcript link to Limbaugh's show with the citation, because the quote did not exist but was part of a bias strategy by Wikipedia to label Limbaugh a racist. While the talk host criticized the website that bills itself as an "online encyclopedia," Wikipedia editors were busy discussing their strategy for handling the controversy.[12] It was later revealed that the quotes were added by a highly controversial, bias user with the IP address of 69.64.213.146.[13]
  17. Wikipedia omits that there are serious contradictions within and objections to the Theory of Relativity, instead presenting it as scientific gospel. (Example of contradictions and objections needed.)[14]
  18. Wikipedia's article about Bernhard Riemann, perhaps the greatest modern mathematician, contains little discussion of Riemann's faith and tries to downplay his fundamentalism as though it were merely a passing interest as a teenager.[15][16]
  19. Wikipedia savages anyone who criticizes the theory of evolution, such as Dr. William Dembski, whom Wikipedia introduces with outlandish, unsupported quotations by liberal critics.[17] For example, Wikipedia describes David H. Wolpert as a "prominent mathematician" in order to insert a scathing, unjustified quotation by him about Dembski.[17] In fact, Wolpert does not even hold a math degree and his (non-math) doctorate was from the University of California at the weak Santa Barbara location.[18] Dembski's PhD is in math from the preeminent University of Chicago.
  20. Wikipedia bias against movement conservatives is intense. Michele Bachmann won reelection in 2008 by 3% in a state that went heavily Democratic, but instead of crediting her conservative positions the biased Wikipedia entry states, "Despite fallout from controversial statements that she had made, Bachmann defeated her Democratic opponent Elwyn Tinklenberg in the 2008 election."[19]
  21. In its entry on the heavily Christian Gothic architecture,[20] Wikipedia credits Islam before Christianity, does not even mention Christianity until after more than 1500 words, and then does not mention Christianity again.
  22. In his article entitled Wikipedia lies, slander continue, journalist Joseph Farah supports his observation that Wikipedia "is not only a provider of inaccuracy and bias. It is wholesale purveyor of lies and slander unlike any other the world has ever known."[21]
  23. Wikipedia's evolution article certainly does not have robust and relevant "Criticism and controversy" section its evolution article which is not surprising since liberals are rather enamored of the evolutionary position despite the evolutionary view having a total lack of evidence supporting it.
  24. Wikipedia's article on atheism fails to mention that American atheists give significantly less to charity than American theists on a per capita basis even when church giving is not counted for theists.[22] In addition, Wikipedia's article on atheism fails to mention how key proponents of atheism have been deceptive. Wikipedia's article on atheism also fails to mention that Christianity and not atheism was foundational in regards to the development of modern science. Wikipedia's article attempts to associate atheism with scientific progress.[23] In addition, Wikipedia's article on atheism fails to mention that atheism is a causal factor for suicide.
  25. Wikipedia made no mention of the fact that President Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder called the United States a "nation of cowards"[24][25][26] when it comes to the discussion of race until about two weeks after Holder insulted America. [27] In typical Wikipedia fashion, it was made to sound as if only conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh objected to the attorney general's crass insult and obvious contempt for the citizens of the United States of America. As of 3/8/09, there is no mention on Wikipedia of Obama's rebuke of Holder's "cowards" insult or of the fact that Holder wants an assault weapons ban. [28]
  26. Alma mater normally refers to a college that a person actually graduated from. [29] However, at Wikipedia, the biography for co-founder Jimmy Wales prominently lists two colleges he didn't graduate from as alma maters. [30] Sean Hannity attended but did not graduate from NYU. Wikipedia does not list NYU as Sean Hannity's alma mater because he is a conservative. [31]
  27. The Wikipedia page for Republican Mark Kirk[32] made no mention of the widely-reported and significant fact that, as a Navy reservist, he is the first U.S. Representative since WWII to make an overseas deployment to an imminent danger area (Afghanistan).[33] Instead, the Wikipedia page devotes an entire section titled "contributors" that attempts to smear Kirk with tenuous associations to controversial figures because of relatively small campaign donations. A grammatically-incorrect acknowledgment of Kirk's deployment eventually appeared.[34] Kirk's wikipedia page mentioned a $1,000 donation from Tony Rezko [35], but Obama's page does not mention the $54,416 [36] Rezko donation. [37] Only after this issue was brought up were issues corrected.[38]
  28. Wikipedia smears conservative groups with prominent "Criticism and controversy" sections,[39] usually featuring name-calling by obscure groups, but Wikipedia flatters liberal groups by downplaying what it euphemistically entitles as "Controversial stances."[40]
  29. Wikipedia's entry about the Christian martyr at Columbine refuses to admit that she was murdered by an atheist as she was expressing her faith in God, as confirmed by multiple witnesses.[41][42] Wikipedia is dominated by atheistic public school students who would be particularly biased against this truth.
    • Version of May 12, 2009:
      Initial reports suggested that one of the assailants, either Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold, asked Bernall if she believed in God moments before fatally shooting her. She was reported to have answered "yes". [12]
  30. Wikipedia's entry on the Scopes trial downplays the fact that Darrow cowardly reneged in his agreement to take the witness stand, and pled his client guilty in order to avoid it. Instead, Wikipedia deceptively claims that "Darrow asked the judge to bring in the jury only to have them come to a guilty verdict."[43][44]
  31. California's Proposition 8 states that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The Wikipedia article[45] does not mention that only those marriages are recognized under federal law anyway, and editors have removed any mention of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.[46]
  32. The articles on both Saul Alinsky and his book, Rules for Radicals make no mention of his dedication to "the original radical—Lucifer."[47][48]
  33. Augusto Pinochet, who overthrew communism in Chile and then restored democracy before voluntarily giving up power himself, is called a "dictator" by Wikipedia,[49] but Fidel Castro, the communist dictator of Cuba for four decades, is instead called a "leader" or even a "president".[50][51]
  34. Wikipedia's entry on Gardasil, an HPV Vaccine promoted by liberals and Merck, is filled with falsehoods and omits key facts. As of Aug. 9, 2008, Wikipedia's entry claimed that cervical cancer was "the second leading cause of death from cancer in women world-wide"[52] (which is nonsense), and that the "HPV types 16 and 18 cause about 70% of cervical cancer cases" (not even Merck claims that); the entry downplays how the vaccine loses its effectiveness in a few years, and only about 3% of teenage recipients are likely to be exposed to the strains of HPV that the vaccine targets - at a cost of about $13,000 per child to possibly protect her against a cancer that does not arise until 30 years in the future.[53]
  35. Wikipedia tries to smear conservatives as "conspiracy theorists," even when they are not, and yet omits that epithet for liberals who insist there are vast conspiracies, such as Hillary Clinton's claim of a "vast right-wing conspiracy." Compare Wikipedia's entry on Phyllis Schlafly, which repeats a false assertion that she "veers off into conspiracy theories,"[54] with Wikipedia's entry on Hillary Clinton, which provides her quote of a "vast" conspiracy yet refuses to describe her as a conspiracy theorist.[55] Wikipedia's entry on liberal Michael Moore, the biggest conspiracy theorist of all, does not even include any reference to the word "conspiracy"![56]
  36. The Wikipedia page on Phyllis Schlafly implies that she took a stance in favor of segregation in 1960, and that she used Jewish code words. The source is a NY Times book review of a book about her, but the review does not say those things. The book review criticizes the book author instead. The Wikipedia article does not identify the book reviewer as Jewish, even though she is a Jew raising a Jewish issue. A user who tried to correct these errors was blocked indefinitely from Wikipedia, and a comment was even removed from the Talk page.
  37. The Wikipedia entry on baraminology (a form of taxonomy) describes it as "pseudoscience" and "unrelated to science" simply because it is based on the Holy Bible.[57]
  38. If anyone posts a profane quote on Wikipedia with the expletives censored (e.g. d--n), editors quickly restore the profanity. Wikipedia's guidelines, which its liberal editors selectively ignore, suggest to include the profanity "if and only if" such expressions will contribute to the meaning of the article.[58]
  39. Wikipedia editors tried strenuously to come up with reasons to censor embarrassing stories about the liberal John Edwards,[59] despite frequently including smears against conservatives.[60] Several sites have stories about Wikipedia's obvious liberal bias on this issue. [61][62][63]
  40. Wikipedia's article on cold fusion[64] presents it as a continuing controversy. Liberals hope that cold fusion will rescue us from our oil dependency without the need to drill for oil off our coasts. Cold fusion experiments are actually widely discredited. Wikipedia also presents the widely-discredited [65] Hydrino theory [66] as a possible energy source so that politically incorrect sources of power such as coal and nuclear fission seem less necessary.
  41. Liberals loathe self-defense, and Wikipedia's entry on the national self-defense system of the Strategic Defense Initiative is seething with bias and outright falsehoods.[67] Long passages are devoted to irrational criticisms of the programs, with inexplicable prominence given to criticisms by Hans Bethe, a European-raised scientist who later endorsed John Kerry for president. The entry even claims that SDI brought "the nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union to its most critical point!"[68]
  42. Wikipedia biographies for conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin are usually saddled with large sections titled “controversies”. These “controversies” are often nothing but quotes or complaints by fringe liberal elements, and Wikipedia advises against such sections, but its liberal editors ensure the biased use of such sections.[69] However, the Wikipedia page for “Hanoi” Jane Fonda describes her obviously controversial propagandizing for the North Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War as “political activism” rather than “controversy”. [70]
  43. Wikipedia will give often great prominence to liberal criticism of someone, while almost never giving such prominence to conservative criticism of a liberal. For example, Wikipedia's entry for conservative Texas legislator Debbie Riddle is devoted mostly to liberal criticism of an obscure quote of hers.[71] But Wikipedia's entry for liberal Chuck Schumer consists of glowing praise without including any conservative criticism of him.[72]
  44. Wikipedia's entry on censorship omits any reference to liberal censorship of classroom prayer, pro-life advertisements, conservative newspapers on college campuses, or mentioning intelligent design in school.[73]
  45. Given that one of Wikipedia's co-founders, Jimbo Wales, is an atheist, it is not particularly surprising that Wikipedia is particularly biased against prayer in school, as illustrated by its description of Coach Marcus Borden's attempts merely to bow his head while his football players pray. Wikipedia's biased description disparages community support of Borden by saying it is "regardless of federal law"; the entry says he returned to coaching as urged by the community "ostensibly" to assert a right to bow his head during prayer.[74]
  46. Wikipedia has an entry on "Gun Politics in the United States" that falsely claims that "Gun politics as a political issue dates to the earliest days of the United States."[75] It shows a statue of a Revolutionary Minuteman carrying a rifle as "proof" of its claim! Wikipedia's entry is astoundingly biased, concealing how guns deter crime and refusing to cite John Lott, the leading expert whose studies support guns.
  47. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is listed under the category "Propaganda films", alongside other conservative documentary films.[76] However, the lying, deceitful films of Michael Moore and other liberals are never described as "propaganda".
  48. Here's another example of why Wikipedia is declining: it locked its entry about Richard Dawkins to censor one of his quotes, despite being verified with a reference.[77] Perhaps the atheists on Wikipedia don't want people to learn what Dawkins really said! After criticism here, Wikipedia eventually unlocked the entry.
  49. The body of the Islamic terrorism[78] page opens with "Islamic terrorism" is itself a controversial phrase while the body of the Christian terrorism[79] page opened with Juergensmeyer wrote, "It is good to remember, however, that despite its central tenets of love and peace, Christianity - like most traditions - has always had a violent side." [80]
  50. Wikipedia has an extensive entry on "Creation myth".[81] Describing Creationism as a "myth" is yet another attempt to disparage Christians, and although the Evolution satisfies Wikipedia's definition of "myth", Wikipedia never describes it as a "myth".
  51. Wikipedia's entry on Peter Singer downplayed his advocacy for infanticide and moral disdain for human life. Quotes such as "Simply killing an infant is never equivalent to killing a person" were removed as being "POV",[82] despite appearing in the like-minded New York Times.[83] A week after this criticism,[84] an editor restored the former quote.[85]
  52. Predictably, Wikipedia insists on a completely biased, one-sided, negative entry about the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, and then locked the page to prevent balance from being included.[86] In characteristic fashion, Wikipedia misrepresents the views of those it dislikes, and uses smears (like "conspiracy-theory," a favorite Wikipedia epithet) to demonize them. Also in Wikipedia-style, it quotes liberal newspaper opinions as though they are fact, but ignores, downplays or censors opposite published opinions (e.g., by National Review).
  53. Wikipedia described the People for the American Way, which is a liberal advocacy group,[87] as a "progressive advocacy organization"[88] and did not mention the term liberal in its lengthy description of it until well after this deficiency was first mentioned here.[89]
  54. On Feb. 19, 2008, an editor removed bias in the form of incorrect and misleading information[90] from the Wikipedia entry about evolution stickers in Cobb County, Georgia.[91] The editor then predicted on Conservapedia that the liberal bias would inevitably be reinserted at Wikipedia, and it was: within 8 hours the liberal falsehoods and bias were reinserted by a Wikipedian.[92]
  55. Wikipedia allows hundreds of thousands of obscure and offensive entries, such as unsuccessful punk rock groups and silly television shows.[93] But within hours liberals on Wikipedia completely deleted an informative and well-referenced entry about Hollywood Values, in order to censor examples of how the liberal ideology harms people. (This deletion occurred on Feb. 15, 2008; the deleting administrator considered the page to be "vandalism".[94] After the first deletion, another Wikipedia user re-created the "Hollywood values" article as a joke with just this sentence: "Aw, whine, why can't Andrew Schlafly's perspective be told here??? After all, he runs the Trusworthy Encyclopedia!!!</snark> Sorry, please don't block me."[95]
  56. Wikipedia's entry on conservative Ron Paul smears him with unsubstantiated statements (newsletter "issues gave tactical advice to right-wing militia groups and advanced various conspiracy theories"[96]), misleading attributions of statements (Paul renounced the statements in 2001), and an overall political hatchet job ... and then locks the page to prevent correction![97]
  57. The Wikipedia entry on conservative Rick Scarborough falsely claimed that he said that HPV, a sexually transmitted disease, is God's punishment for sexually active young women. Wikipedia admits it has no support for this claim, yet has allowed the statement to remain in his entry for most of 2007.
  58. Wikipedia entries contain liberal claims followed by citations that do not actually support the claims. For example, Wikipedia's entry on Michael Farris states that it "was speculated that Farris' close connection to conservative leaders ... alienated some voters" in his campaign for lieutenant governor,[98] but its citation for that liberal claim actually attributes his loss to his opponent's television ads that (falsely) claimed Farris wanted "to ban children's books such as 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Rumpelstiltskin,' and 'Cinderella'."[99]
  59. Wikipedia's pervasive anonymous editing vandalizes numerous conservative entries, such as that of pro-life scholar Mary Ann Glendon.[100] For nearly two weeks her entry on Wikipedia has featured the disrespectful and unsupported statement that "She is a notable pro-life feminist, and a fan of the Dropkick Murphys," which is a punk rock group. Liberal editors monitor anonymous editing, but often allow attempts to embarrass conservatives to remain for a long time.
  60. Wikipedia allows countless entries flattering obscure liberals, but lacks many entries about leading conservatives. For example, the Wikipedia entry on pro-life leader Judie Brown was previously nothing but a redirect[101] to an entry about an organization which barely mentions her.[102] A proper page for her has since been added[103].
  61. As far as Richard Dawkins title of professor while at Oxford, Wikipedia fails to mention Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's contention that the special terms of the endowment for the position might have allowed Dawkins to bypass the peer review promotion process customarily required before receiving the title of "professor".[104] Rabbi Boteach stated a decree by Oxford seems to imply this.[105]
  62. Wikipedia's entry on Richard Sternberg has falsely stated that a journal "withdrew" a peer-reviewed intelligent design paper that he reviewed.[106] In fact, the journal never withdrew the paper.
  63. Wikipedia has a strong bias against the Discovery Institute, a prominent proponent of intelligent design. Wikipedia articles about the Institute's campaigns (Physicians and Surgeons who Dissent from Darwinism[107] and A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism[108]) devote most space to the criticism of the campaigns, instead of describing the campaigns themselves.
  64. Wikipedia displays a similar bias against the Institute for Creation Research and its affiliated graduate school--or else displays an appalling lack of critical thinking for a publication that calls itself an encyclopedia. Their reportage on the controversies surrounding the accreditation of the ICR Graduate School, first in California and now in Texas, relies almost totally on the rants and raves by the group calling itself Texas Citizens for Science and fails utterly to consider or even to mention several key facts about those controversies.[109][110][111]
  65. Wikipedia's entry on the Prodigal Son devotes more words to obscure rock band and liberal media references to it (e.g., "'The Prodigal Son' is the Season 2 opener of the TV series Miami Vice, although it has virtually nothing to do with the parable itself.") than to the parable and its spiritual meaning.[112]
  66. Wikipedia's gossip and policy allowing edits by anonymous IP addresses struck again: for over two weeks the entry on former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White stated he was the father of former Cowboy great Danny White.[113] The statement was utterly false, but misled everyone who read that.[114]
  67. A user named Richard Dawkins apparently edited his own article on Wikipedia,[115] and even linked to a DVD being sold from his personal website. Illustrating Wikipedia's favoritism towards liberals, it took a long time (well over a year after he first edited his own article)[116] for anybody to confront this well-known atheist for this conflict of interest, despite being against Wikipedia's own rules.
  68. Arbitration Committee member Fred Bauder told the Wikien-1 mailing list in regards to Michael Moore, whose official website published attacks on a Wikipedia editor with an open invitation to vandalize Wikipedia Michael_Moore and was proposed to be designated as an Attack site, "Obviously we need to make an exception for prominent people whose viewpoint we support. And by the way, I am not joking. Writing this down in black and white is important, if that is what we do in practice. And, if it not clear, I support him too, although I am not enamored of anyone's propaganda. Even that which supports my own position." [13] When asked, "How, then, is this remotely compatible with NPOV?", Bauder responded, "Not at all." [14] Wikipedia's Neutral Point of View (NPOV), laid down by founder Jimbo Wales allegedly is "absolute and non-negotiable."[15]_note-0 The editor Michaelmoore.com was urging its viewers to attack and harass is described as "a Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank."[16]
  69. Wikipedia heavily promotes liberals in inappropriate places. Go to Wikipedia's entry on Boy Scouts v. Dale, a conservative Supreme Court decision, and for months you'd see a top-screen promotion for "gay/lesbian rights advocate" Evan Wolfson with a claim that he is "one of the '100 most influential people in the world.'"[117] Wikipedia eventually removed that liberal promotion, but kept its inappropriate emphasis on this attorney who, by the way, lost this case.[118]
  70. Wikipedia has once again deleted all content on the North American Union [17]. The old pages are inaccessible, and re-creation is blocked.
  71. Wikipedia has a lengthy entry on "Jesus H. Christ,"[119] a term that is an idiotic mockery of the Christian faith. Wikipedia calls the term "often humorous," "joking" and "comedic", and relishes in repeating disrespectful uses of the term, without admitting that the phrase is an anti-Christian mockery. Meanwhile, Wikipedia does not describe mockery of any other religion as "humorous".
  72. The Wikipedia article on Eritrea refuses to concede that Eritrea is a one-party state.[120] Another example of Wikipedia liberal bias: "Oh, they aren't really a dictatorship, their charter specifically denies it!"
  73. Wikipedia often inserts bias by downplaying a liberal outrage or fallacy amid thousands of words of nearly irrelevant information. For example, no one credibly disputes that liberals forced Larry Summers to resign as president of Harvard because he dared to suggest that the under-representation of women in math, science and engineering may be due to innate differences between women and men.[121][122] But the verbose entry for Larry Summers on Wikipedia implies that his obscure other positions were more important in causing his ouster.[123]
  74. Wikipedia welcomes and allows edits by anonymous IP addresses, which results in rampant vandalism that is overwhelmingly liberal. Credible wikis, including Conservapedia, do not permit editing by anonymous IP addresses.
  75. Wikipedia has two million entries, but not one for liberal. Users who go to that term are redirected to the Wikipedia entry on liberalism that conceals the liberal support of gun control and taxpayer funding of abortion, and liberal censorship of prayer in public school.[124]
  76. Wikipedia, its own entries (including talk pages) filled with smears and deceit, features an entry on "deceit (album)" that gushes with a description of it as "austere, brilliant and indescribable" music that is "post-punk".[125] The word "deceit" has no entry on Wikipedia. It was redirected to a different term having a different meaning, and then this redirect was changed 7 times in two days in response to this criticism here.[126] Even now it lacks a clear definition and the numerous examples provided in the entry on deceit here.
  77. Wikipedia promotes suicide with 21,544 entries that mention this depravity, including many entries that feature it (Conservapedia will not provide citations to the more depraved entries on this subject at Wikipedia as Conservapedia affirms the sanctity of life). For example, Wikipedia referred to it needlessly in the very first sentence of distinguished jurist Henry Friendly's entry,[127] and Wikipedia's entry about Zerah Colburn ended with a claim that his distant nephew committed suicide.[128] After this criticism appeared here, these two entries were fixed (and in the case of Friendly, reinstated before being fixed again); there has been no system-wide removal of this bias on Wikipedia. In yet another example, Wikipedia has an entry for "suicide by cop"[129] to discuss attacking a police officer to provoke a suicide.
  78. Wikipedia uses guilt-by-association far worse than Joseph McCarthy ever did. Wikipedia smears numerous persons and organizations by giving the false impression that they are associated with the John Birch Society (JBS). Examples have included:
    • pro-life Congressman Jerry Costello, merely because JBS gave him a favorable rating[130]
    • anti-communist Fred Schwarz, merely because JBS agreed with him[131]
    • the conservative Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, by repeating a 40 year old newspaper claim that some of its leaders once belonged to the JBS[132]
    • conservative baseball pitcher Dave Dravecky, a cancer survivor, merely because a newspaper claimed he once belonged to JBS[133]
  79. In response to this criticism, Wikipedia removed ... only the smears against the more liberal targets, such as the Democrat Jerry Costello, or the less influential entries, such as the deceased Fred Schwarz. Additionally, as of August 5, 2008, the Dravecky article no longer mentions anything about JBS.[134] Wikipedia left intact the smear against the AAPS. After removal of the smear against Costello, it was then reinserted before being removed again.[135]
  80. Wikipedia's last sentence on Human Life International claimed that a killer "confessed that pamphets (sic) from the group led" him to kill. This is a complete lie designed to smear a conservative group. But this was approved by Wikipedia and remained for over a month.[136]
  81. A devastating critique of Wikipedia by Fox News describes the impact of Wikipedia smears on popular golfer Fuzzy Zoeller.[137]
  82. Smears in Wikipedia's entry on U.S. Congressman Steve LaTourette were totally false.[138]
  83. "Larry Sanger, who founded Wikipedia in 2001 with Jimmy Wales only to leave shortly afterwards, said that even as far back as 2001 the Wikipedia community 'had no respect for experts.'"[139]
  84. Wikipedia's entry for seven weeks about Thad Cochran,[140] a conservative Republican member of the U.S. Senate, smeared him with an offensive, unsupported quotation not of Cochran, but of a Democratic Mississippi governor for whom Cochran's mother campaigned when Cochran was age 14. The unsupported quote was never spoken or endorsed by Cochran, but Wikipedia featured it near the top of Cochran's entry to mislead the reader into thinking Cochran is somehow a racist.
  85. Wikipedia smears prominent Christian conservatives, including James Dobson and D. James Kennedy, with an allegation that they are part of a grand scheme Wikipedia calls "Dominionism".[141] The term was made up by liberals and this conspiracy theory has no factual basis, but Wikipedia smears these conservatives with elaborate templates in their own entries depicting them as part of this fictional scheme.[142] This edit [18] calls Eagle Forum dominionist, even though there is not even any source that says so. The Eagle Forum article now has a "criticism" section that alleges various associations with theocracy and dominionism citing various left-wing opinion web sites, but none of those sites even says that Eagle Forum supports theocracy or dominionism. One editor was blocked just for trying to fix it.
  86. Wikipedia's entry about the anti-Christian and anti-Semitic H.L. Mencken praises him profusely because he, Wikipedia's words, "notably assaulted America's preoccupation with fundamentalist Christianity."[143] After 3,500 words of adulation, Wikipedia then buries a concession that Mencken "has been referred to as anti-Semitic and misogynistic."[144] Wikipedians like Mencken's hostility to religion too much to admit that his biographer (Terry Teachout) and his close Jewish friend (Charles Angoff) described him as racist and anti-Semitic.[145]
  87. Wikipedia's entries about the 2007 Masters[146] and its champion Zach Johnson,[147] who won an upset come-from-behind victory against Tiger Woods, omitted any reference to Johnson's public statements crediting his faith in Jesus Christ for strengthening him as he overcame enormous odds to prevail. Months later, after criticism here, Johnson's attribution to Jesus Christ was included, but with the Wikipedia trick of placing it late in a wordy entry so that few are likely to see it, and even then with a silly "citation needed" to suggest that the quote may not be true.[148]
  88. Wikipedia asserts that "One 1987 estimate found that more than 99.84% of almost 500,000 US scientists in the earth and life sciences supported evolution over creation science."[149] This statement is false, but Wikipedians won't correct it and it has been repeated thousands of times by other liberals in reliance on Wikipedia.[150] The truth is that 700 scientists signed a statement rejecting evolution, but evolutionists then made the illogical claim that a large majority of other scientists must support evolution.[151] Under that reasoning, if 1000 persons signed a statement opposing President George W. Bush, then nearly 300 million Americans must support him! Funny how Wikipedia does not claim that.
  89. The 5,400-word Wikipedia entry on The John Birch Society[152] attempts to smear unrelated conservatives who had nothing to do with the society, simply by calling them "allies". Under that reasoning Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and George W. Bush should also be in that entry! And this is by a resource that criticizes McCarthyism???[153]
  90. Wikipedia has a substantial anti-intellectual element, as reflected by silly administrator names and nonsensical entries. For a long time Wikipedia had an entry for "duh": "Duh is an American English slang exclamation that is used to express disdain for someone missing the obviousness of something. For example, if one read a headline saying 'Scientific study proves pain really does hurt' or 'New reports show death is bad for one's health', the response might be 'Well, duh!'"[154] How about a new slogan: Wikipedia: well, duh!
  91. Wikipedia recently moved further away from Judaeo-Christian beliefs by complaining that "[t]he average Wikipedian ... is from a predominantly Christian country" and that Wikipedia was built on Christian encyclopedias and "the Jewish Encyclopedia."[155] At the same time, Wikipedia complains about the "enormous significance" given by entries to "Al-Qaeda attacks on the U.S., UK and Spain, killing slightly over 3,000 people."[156]
  92. Wikipedia has a banner to criticize an American treatment of a topic: "The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject."[157] "A worldwide view" is fictional liberal terminology for globalists.
  93. Though Wikipedia is non-profit, the Wikia project of its co-founder is very much for-profit and has raised millions of dollars in investments. Already Wikipedia has been criticized for favoring Wikia. When Wikipedia community voted 61-39% percent to treat all links to other sites equally by removing nofollow (Google-ignored) tags for all of them, the Wikipedia co-founder overruled this decision and Wikipedia now favors Wikia in its treatment of nofollow tags.[158]
  94. Wikipedia is sympathetic to Fidel Castro in its entry about Cuba.[159] Wikipedia blames President Dwight Eisenhower for choosing "to attend a golf tournament" rather than meet the revolutionary Castro in 1959, and then Wikipedia claims that Castro became a communist because of the American-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. Conservapedia tells the truth up-front: "Cuba has been ruled by a communist dictator named Fidel Castro since 1959."[160]
  95. Liberal icon Bertrand Russell receives glowing adoration on Wikipedia, which calls him "a prophet of the creative and rational life," "one of the world's best-known intellectuals" whose "voice carried great moral authority, even into his mid 90s."[161] After 7,700 words about Bertrand Russell, Wikipedia finally mentions Russell's support of the communist revolution, but pretends that Russell quickly opposed it. Instead, Russell wrote that "I believe that Communism is necessary to the world, and I believe ... Bolshevism deserves the gratitude and admiration of all the progressive part of mankind."[162]
  96. April 24th was the anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw, which was President Jimmy Carter's failed attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran. The Conservapedia entry explains Carter's political motivation for this. But the Wikipedia entry omits Carter's political motivation and instead implies that this bad luck cost Carter the election.[163] In fact, Newsweek did not even mention this after July 14th, and Reagan beat Carter for reasons other than bad luck.
  97. Wikipedia's entry on James Monroe[164] omits any mention of how he was a conservative and omits Monroe's veto of a key appropriation on the Cumberland Road Bill, when Monroe stated that "congress does not possess the power under the constitution to pass such a law."[165] After this criticism was posted here, an editor at Wikipedia added Monroe's Cumberland Road Bill opposition to the article,[166] but the article still has yet to mention that Monroe was politically conservative.
  98. Polls show that about twice as many Americans identify themselves as "conservative" compared with "liberal", and that ratio has been increasing for two decades.[167] But on Wikipedia, about three times as many editors identify themselves as "liberal" compared with "conservative".[168] That suggests Wikipedia is six times more liberal than the American public.[169] See also liberal quotient.
  99. Wikipedia awarded "good article" status[170] to a biased description of liberal Balboa High School, saying it has "a progressively nurturing environment" undergoing "a steady renaissance marked by academic innovation."[171] Nowhere in Wikipedia's 4,468-word description does it admit that half the 9th graders lacked proficiency on a statewide English test.[172] Instead, Wikipedia editors apparently like how this public school converted its metal shop into a sex-based "health" clinic.
  100. One can confirm that sex-related entries are attracting many to Wikipedia, including young viewers, by viewing Wikipedia statistics. But Wikipedia gives no specific warning to parents or viewers about the pornographic images on popular pages, and Wikipedia would probably be disabled in many homes and schools if a proper warning were given.[173]
  101. Wikipedia's entry on the "Palestinian People" omits any mention of terrorism.[174]
  102. Wikipedia features an entry on "anti-racist mathematics" that "emphasizes the sociocultural context of mathematics education and suggests that the study of mathematics (as it is traditionally known in western societies) does exhibit racial or cultural bias."[175]
  103. In the mid-20th century, a Soviet encyclopedia contained the assertion that Jesus was a myth.[176] Wikipedia's entry on Jesus has the following: "A small number of scholars and authors question the historical existence of Jesus, with some arguing for a completely mythological Jesus."[177] But no credible historian makes such a claim.
  104. Wikipedia's entry for the Renaissance denies any credit to Christianity, its primary inspiration.[178]
  105. About 60% of Americans accept the account of the Great Flood in the Bible.[179] But enter "Great Flood" into Wikipedia and it automatically converts that to an entry entitled "Deluge (mythology)." That entry then uses "myth" or "mythology" nearly 70 times in its description.[180] Its entry on "Noah's Ark" is just as biased.[181]
  106. Wikipedia editors who are agnostic or atheistic outnumber Christian editors 2:1.[182] This make them nearly 8 times as atheistic as America (in a Newsweek poll in 2006, 92% of Americans said they believed in God and only 8% said they did not believe in God or didn't know). Also, a Wikimedia page surveying the religions of Wikipedia editors, showed a greater number of atheists using pages to ridicule Christianity.[183]
  107. The Wikipedia entry for the Voting Rights Act contained (as of March 9-10) a call to participate in a political march to establish congressional representation for D.C.[184] This is a longtime liberal cause prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. A conservative entry like that would be deleted by Wikipedia editors within minutes, but that entry remained until after it was criticized here.
  108. Wikipedia's entry for conservative physicist Edward Teller promotes the liberal attempt to blame him for the government taking away the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Teller testified, "If it is a question of wisdom and judgment, as demonstrated by actions since 1945, then I would say one would be wiser not to grant clearance." Wikipedia first called this statement "damning", and after criticism here replaced its term with "problematic".[185] In light of how multiple spies leaked secrets under Oppenheimer's supervision in the Manhattan Project and spying even worsened afterwards, Wikipedia's spin on Teller's statement is unjustified bias.
  109. Wikipedia's entry for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a conservative group, features a rant against the group by a British journalist who was a former press officer for the leftist Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.[186] The only cited credential for the journalist is that he works for a television "programme-production company," and there is no citation for any of the factual claims in his intemperate and misleading description of the group, which were prompted by an independent criticism in England of the journalist's own work. After receiving a complaint about this, Wikipedia trimmed this rant but still kept most of it, reflecting Wikipedia's bias. Preserving this unpublished diatribe is against Wikipedia policy (e.g., NPOV), but it Wikipedia administrators insist on keeping it. Wikipedia's entry also features another liberal journalist's swipe at AAPS from ... 40 years ago!
  110. There is a strong anti-American and anti-capitalist bias on Wikipedia. In its description of the post-war Bell Trade Act of 1946, in which the United States gave the Philippines $800 million in exchange for some free trade provisions, Wikipedia omits any mention of the $800 million dollars and instead lambasts the "wrath of Father Capitalism."[187] The agreement was approved by popular vote on the Philippines, but the Wikipedia article omits that fact also.
  111. Wikipedia distorts the youthful acceptance of deism by Benjamin Franklin by never acknowledging that he later abandoned it. Wikipedia fails to admit the significance of how Franklin, near the end of his life, proposed the saying of prayers at the Constitutional Convention for divine intervention and assistance in the proceedings,[188] an act contrary to the teachings of deism. Wikipedia also omits any acknowledgment of Franklin's praise of Pilgrim's Progress in his autobiography.
  112. Wikipedia's entry on the intelligent design court decision in Dover[189] distorts and omits the key facts that (i) the judge awarded over $2 million in attorneys fees to the ACLU's side (not $1 million), (ii) the judge copied over 90% of his opinion from the ACLU's briefs,[190] and (iii) his opinion relied heavily on another decision that was subsequently reversed on appeal.[191]
  113. Gossip is pervasive on Wikipedia. Many entries read like the National Enquirer. For example, Wikipedia's entry, "Nina Totenberg", states, "She remarried in 2000 to Dr. H. David Reines, a trauma surgeon and vice chairman of surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital. On their honeymoon, he treated her for severe injuries after she was hit by a boat propeller while swimming."[192] That sounds just like the National Enquirer, and reflects a bias towards gossip. Conservapedia avoids gossip and vulgarity, just as a true encyclopedia does.
  114. Edits to include facts against Evolution are almost immediately censored. On Conservapedia, contributions that meet simple rules are respected to the maximum extent possible.
  115. Wikipedia has as its official policy the following: "If we are going to characterize disputes neutrally, we should present competing views with a consistently fair and sensitive tone."[193] Yet what does Wikipedia do in relation to its article on Young Earth Creationism? It currently offers an article on the topic under the category "Pseudoscience".[194] What reputable encyclopedia uses such a non-encyclopedic tone for an article in regards to creationism? The log on the article shows that Wikipedia has a history of using the pejorative term "pseudoscience" to disparage young earth creationism.[195]
  116. Wikipedia removed and permanently blocked a page identifying its many biases. Wikipedia omits any meaningful reference to political bias in its 7000-word entry Criticism of Wikipedia.
  117. Wikipedia claims about 2.9 million articles, but what it does not say is that a large number of those articles have zero educational value. For example, Wikipedia has 1075 separate articles about "Moby" and "song".[196] Many hundreds of thousands of Wikipedia articles -- perhaps over half its website -- are about music, Hollywood, and other topics beneath a regular encyclopedia. This reflects a bias towards popular gossip rather than helpful or enlightening information.
  118. Often key facts are missing from Wikipedia entries in favor of meaningless detail. Wikipedia's entry about Indentured Servitude is massive, but it omitted any reference to Bacon's Rebellion, which was the turning point for the use of indentured servants in the New World! Finally, weeks after this glaring omission was noted here, Wikipedia added one line to its entry: "Indentured servants in Virginia supported Bacon's Rebellion in 1676."[197]
  119. Unlike most encyclopedias and news outlets, Wikipedia does not exert any centralized authority to take steps to reduce bias or provide balance; it has a "neutral point of view" policy but the policy is followed only to the extent that individual editors acting in social groups choose to follow it. For example, CNN would ensure that Crossfire had a representative of the political right and one from the political left. In contrast, Wikipedia policy allows bias to exist and worsen. For example, even though most Americans reject the theory of evolution,[198] Wikipedia editors commenting on the topic are nearly 100% pro-evolution.[199] Self-selection has a tendency to exacerbate bias, as in mobs, where there are no restraints. Gresham's Law reflects the problem in economics of bad money driving out good in the absence of corrective action. As a result, Wikipedia is arguably more biased than CNN and other information sources.
    The above paragraph was posted on the Wikipedia entry for "Wikipedia", under bias, but its editors then illustrated their bias by replacing the above with this: "Ojective [sic], or neutrally biased, articles present different opinions as equally legitimate regardless of validity, while unbiased articles focus on accuracy and validity. For example, the evolution article is not objective because it does not present creationism, a counter argument to evolution, as a valid scientific theory. However, this does not make the article biased because evolution is an accepted scientific theory. CNN's Crossfire, on the other hand, was considered objective ... because it had representatives from the political right from the political left."
  120. Wikipedia has many entries on mathematical concepts, but lacked any entry on the basic concept of an elementary proof until this omission was pointed out here.[200] Elementary proofs require a rigor lacking in many mathematical claims promoted on Wikipedia.
  121. The Wikipedia entry for the Piltdown Man omits many key facts, such as how it was taught in schools for an entire generation and how the dating methodology used by evolutionists is fraudulent.
  122. Wikipedia allows the use of B.C.E. instead of B.C. and C.E. instead of A.D. The dates are based on the birth of Jesus, so why pretend otherwise? Conservapedia gives the credit due to Christianity and exposes the CE deception.
  123. Wikipedia's article on Feudalism is limited to feudalism in Europe and did not mention the feudal systems that developed independently in Japan and India until this defect was described here.[201]
  124. Wikipedia's article on the longest-serving and most powerful Maryland official in its history, William Donald Schaefer, contains about 1900 words, but over two-thirds of those words (1400/1900) are devoted to silly gossip, outright vulgarity and National Enquirer-type material.[202] 406 words, which is over 20% of the entire entry, is devoted to a silly dispute Schaefer had one day with the local newspaper!
  125. Wikipedia's article about the late Senator John Tower includes a mean-spirited story whose only point seems to be to indicate the degree of his ex-wife's bitterness toward him. The article previously spelled his wife's name incorrectly. The article was in that state since it was first inserted in May 2006[203] and until it was corrected on January 26, 2007 [204]. No real encyclopedia would print such silly gossip.
  126. Wikipedia's entry for the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) reads like an advertisement for vaccine manufacturers, including unsupported and implausible claims about vaccination.[205] Unsupported claims featured there include "Vaccine makers indicated they would cease production if their proposal for the NCVIA was not enacted" and "concern that the NCVIA may not provide an adequate legal shield." Wikipedia's entry omits references to leading pro-parent websites concerning vaccination,[206] and instead Wikipedia's entry lists pro-government and pro-vaccine-manufacturer websites. Wikipedia's entry even includes this entire paragraph, which is unsupported and is little more than an advertisement for drug companies:
    Public health safety, according to backers of the legislation, depends upon the financial viability of pharmaceutical companies, whose ability to produce sufficient supplies in a timely manner could be imperiled by civil litigation on behalf of vaccine injury victims that was mounting rapidly at the time of its passage. Vaccination against infectious illnesses provides protection against contagious diseases and afflictions which may cause permanent disability or even death. Vaccines have reduced morbidity caused by infectious disease; e.g., in the case of smallpox, mass vaccination programs have eradicated a once life-threatening illness.
  127. Wikipedia displays an obsession with English social distinctions, such as obscure royalty, and with unexplained academic distinctions earned in the English college system, such as references to "double first degree." The entry on Henry Liddell illustrates this extreme form of Anglophilia that characterizes many entries in Wikipedia.[207] That entry fails to tell us when Liddell was dean of Christ Church, Oxford and has a grammatical error in its first sentence, yet describes in painstaking detail four obscure royal titles for Liddell's relatives and his "double first degree" in college. The casual reader of that entry wouldn't even notice a buried reference (well after a description of all the royal lineage) to Liddell's primary claim to fame: his daughter Alice inspired Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The arcane English descriptions in many Wikipedia entries may be due to its copying, verbatim, passages from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. This copying was not disclosed in the debate in late 2005 about whether Wikipedia was as reliable a resource as the Encyclopedia Britannica.[208]
  128. Robert McHenry, former Editor-in-Chief for the Encyclopedia Britannica, wrote about Wikipedia's bias and included this observation:
    "One simple fact that must be accepted as the basis for any intellectual work is that truth – whatever definition of that word you may subscribe to – is not democratically determined."[209]
  129. Bob Schmidt observed on the Illinois Review:[210]
    I just spent some time in Wikipedia checking if my recollections of its bias are correct. The bias is much worse than I had remembered.
    I looked only at topics on business and information technology. Clearly there are enthusiasts for certain vendors who are spending a large portion of their time hyping technology in a way that makes their vendor look good in comparison to other vendors.
    They will set up a set of criteria for the definition of a product that their product will meet. They conveniently omit from the criteria anything that would detract from their favorite.
    In short, Wikipedia is not objective. It is accurate only within its selective use of facts that are convenient to promote a predetermined outcome.
    Even for just one area of knowledge, it would take a major time consuming effort for a person or group to have an impact on reducing the bias and improving the accuracy of the entries.
  130. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, admitted the following understated bias in an interview in 2006:[211]
    "I would say that the Wikipedia community is slightly more liberal than the U.S. population on average, because we are global and the international community of English speakers is slightly more liberal than the U.S. population. There are no data or surveys to back that." [Conservapedia editor: why not? Wales admitted that only about 615 editors are responsible for over 50% of the edits on Wikipedia.[212] Why doesn't Wikipedia survey these editors? Is this deliberate indifference to bias?]
  131. Many people know how a prominent Tennessee journalist John Lawrence Seigenthaler was defamed for four months on Wikipedia before it was corrected. He described and criticized this in USA Today, concluding with the following:[213]
    When I was a child, my mother lectured me on the evils of "gossip." She held a feather pillow and said, "If I tear this open, the feathers will fly to the four winds, and I could never get them back in the pillow. That's how it is when you spread mean things about people."
  132. What most people don't know is how many Wikipedia editors savaged Seigenthaler afterwards on a Wikipedia talk page for publicly criticizing the falsehoods about him:[214]
    "Mr. Seigenthaler's attitude and actions are reprehensible and ill-formed," said one typical comment. "[He] has the responsibility to learn about his own name and how it is being applied and used, as any celebrity does on the Internet and the world-at-large. Besides, if there is an error whether large or small, he can correct it on Wikipedia. Everyone fails to understand that logic." Another wrote: "Rather than fixing the article himself, he made a legal threat. He's causing Wikipedia a lot of trouble, on purpose."
  133. The co-founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger, described "serious and endemic problems" in Wikipedia in a document entitled "Toward a Compendium of Knowledge" (Sept. 2006). Sanger observed that Wikipedia editors do not enforce their own rules consistently or effectively and that it has become an "arguably dysfunctional community" unattractive to traditional experts. Sanger declared the Wikipedia community's response to the Seigenthaler incident to be "completely unacceptable."[215]
  134. Wikipedia's errors spill undetected into newspapers. A Wikipedia entry falsely stated that Rutgers was once invited to join the Ivy League. Although that false statement was eventually removed from Wikipedia, it was not removed before the Daily News relied on it in this story:
    "You don't have to define your college with your football team, but Rutgers long ago decided to give it a try. Back in 1954, when it was considered a 'public Ivy,' Rutgers might have joined the fledgling Ivy League and altered its destiny. But the school declined the offer - arguably the dumbest mistake in its history. Ever since then, Rutgers has scrambled to prove itself worthy of playing football with the big boys." — Bondy, Filip. "They Can Finally Say They Belong Here", New York Daily News, 2006-11-10, p. 92. Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  135. Wikipedia's entry for Johnny Appleseed, a Christian folk hero, omits a discussion of his strong faith and instead features baseless speculation about his health, a year of death different from that of his obituary, and a silly story designed to make a Christian preacher look foolish.[216]
  136. Wikipedia has refused to have an article on Sudden Jihad Syndrome despite a term discussed by multiple commentator including neoconservative academic Daniel Pipes and a column in the Washington Times.[217][218][219][220] [221][222] and even refused to let an editor work on a draft for a rewrite of the article.[223]
  137. Wikipedia's entry for "Right to bear arms" mentions the discrepancies many have with the interpretation of the phrase. They begin by labeling the first section "Military service definition" and go on to explain how the words "bear arms" had a different meaning a couple hundred years ago in European countries. After the 7 paragraph section that has little relation with the Second Amendment of the United States, Wikipedia offers 2 paragraphs that talks about the "Insurrectionary Theory". First thing, they call people that adhere to this concept "extremists" and attempt to prove why this viewpoint is false. The criticism was strangely missing from the military service section. So, in short, Wikipedia believes that the faultless, liberal "definition" is true and the sketchy, extremist, conservative "theory" is false.[224][225]
  138. Wikipedia is sexist? Definitions of antonym words don't match up:
    1. Matriarchy is a term, which is applied to gynocentric form of society, in which the leading role is with the female and especially with the mothers of a community.[226]
    2. Patriarchy describes a social structure where the actions and ideas of men and boys are dominant over those of women and girls.[227]
  139. Wikipedia's article on Jeremiah Wright repeatedly has material referenced from the New York Post and the conservative news website, Newsmax, removed citing them as unreliable sources.
  140. Wikipedia's single article on American conservatism has only a vague definition in its one-sentence lead section.[228] Wikipedia has two extensive articles on liberalism in the United States; they use a combined 800 words in their lead sections, which are comprised of quotes from liberal politicians and claims that the stances of today's liberals "may be viewed as the modern version of the classical liberalism upon which America was founded".[229][230]
  141. For a period of time (January 4, 2008[231] - April 5, 2008[232]), Wikipedia's page on Tobacco and health had a disclaimer in the pipe smoking section that stated three references (The American Cancer Society, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the National Cancer Institute) might not be reliable resources and should be reviewed.
  142. Wikipedia's main article on Communism does not mention any act of genocide in Communist countries, and any attempts to edit the page to include this information are deleted. The Nazism page, however, includes multiple mentions of the Holocaust. The only mention of communist genocide is buried deep within the article structure for Communism.
  143. The Meta.Wikimedia.org site, that governs all modifications to databases maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation, recently denied an application to place Conservapedia on its Interwiki Map—this although Wikimedia maintains an interwiki link for EvoWiki. In their discussions, the administration accepted some frankly puerile and self-serving contentions that Conservapedia was a POV-pushing site, and ignored the testimony of multiple witnesses that EvoWiki did the same thing.[233]
  144. Wikipedia's article on Westminster Theological Seminary demonstrates its anti-Christian bias when it states "with the vision of continuing the theological tradition of Princeton Theological Seminary in a militant and explicitly polemical manner, from which the Westminster founders felt Princeton was departing."
  145. It's apparently okay to cast doubt on well-known evangelical Christian's claims of being former atheists, as was recently done repeatedly to Kirk Cameron's Wikipedia article[234][235][236], but similar edits regarding claims made by famous atheists of being former Christians would never be tolerated (e.g. PZ Myers' Wikipedia article[237]).
  146. The unofficial evolutionist cabal continues to control any and all pages covering or related to evolution, Intelligent Design and Creationism, and they freely engage in edit-warring without fear of being blocked due to several editors helping each other subvert the "3 revert rule" and the help of admins who are biased to their side. Non-evolutionists are described with the non-referenced, non-neutral term "dogmatically"[238][239] and ID advocates are called "intelligent design creationists" despite the fact that neither they nor Creationists consider themselves alike.[240][241][242][243][244][245][246]
  147. Wikipedia has an anti-American, "blame Bush" view of the USA under his administration.[247] Liberals want it to appear that Bush acted alone in his decisions. On the George W. Bush page under the section 'Foreign policy', President Bush launched the War on Terrorism", "President Bush launched the invasion of Iraq" and "which President Bush viewed as..."' No mention of the (111) Democrats who voted with George W. Bush.
  148. Wikipedia's presidential template for George W. Bush is a sterile presentation of his life and presidency[248], but the template for Barack Obama is filled with non-notable, forgettable fluff such as links to articles about songs about him, a list of artists who support him, a Super Mario-type video game based on him and a list of places named after him.[249] (Note that there is no mention on Wikipedia of George W. Bush Elementary in Stockton, CA.[250])
  149. In the article for flood geology[251], the section containing evidence in favor of a global flood has the header "Evidence cited to support a global flood"[252] while the section containing evidence against it has the header "Evidence against a global flood."[253] Attempts to balance this disparity are met with quick reversions with excuses such as "I don't see this as an improvement"[254] and appeals referencing the so-called "scientific community" (i.e. the "scientific consensus").[255] Additionally, in a recent edit, Hrafn (one of the "usual suspects" who gang up and protect their preferred version of evolution and Creation articles) revealed his unabashed bias by reverting an edit with the explanation "all creationists are WP:FRINGE/'cracked pot[s].'"[256]
  150. The Carrie Prejean article on Wikipedia is carefully crafted however, major points tend to end with a liberals last word. 'Photograph controversy' last line quotes "go beyond what the Miss California pageant says are appropriate, and do not benefit Prejean's status." The section 'Crown retention', last line says- "she no longer believes in the organization," referring to a pageant official. The page is locked from mentioning other contestants who also had photos questionable under pageant rules. The last line of 'Miss USA 2009 controversy', plug the candidate for governor of Ca. and same-sex advocate SF mayor Gavin Newsom beliefs, supports Prejean. Wikipedia's non family-friendly presentation is complete with text of Hilton's foul-mouthed tirade.[257]
  151. Wikipedia's purity ring page is hopelessly biased against the concept. 573 characters describing the purity ring. Criticisms of purity rings- 1475 characters with three references. How does Wikipedia educate their readers when they only discredit purity rings? [258]
  152. The scope and depth of racism prevalent on Wikipedia is despicable. Over a thousand pages that include the ethnic slur 'Nigger', many in the page title. [19]
  153. Wikipedia deleted 9/12 Candidate page (twice) due to lack of notability[259]. Creator blocked because his real name does not meet username policy[260] and editor (me) blocked[261] for spam/advertising and "conflict of interest, which is introducing a severe bias to your edits".
  154. VoteVets.org is a partisan political organization that seeks to elect Democrats and to replace Republicans in Congress. Wikipedia's erroneous entry labels the liberal group a "non-partisan" political action committee. [262]
  155. Just like the liberal-aligned MSM, Wikipedia is consistent when hiding unflattering information about their fellow liberals. Wikipedia purposely buried an important statement from Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the now-infamous "Wise Latina" remark. One has to scroll through 49,600 characters of a 54,000 character page to find the statement. Also, Wikipedia does not mention her membership in La Raza, a group that has promoted the distribution of driver's licenses to illegal aliens, amnesty programs for illegal aliens, and the non-enforcement of immigration laws [263]
  156. Wikipedia feels that the Barack Obama article should omit any mention of William Ayers and the Weather Underground. Wikipedia's mobocracy has decided that you, the public, have no need to learn about Obama's past relationships that made national headlines. No mention of Obama's ties to ACORN either. [264]
  157. Wikipedia's Template:Infobox and elsewhere still maintains the fiction that Barack Hussein Obama was a "Professor of Constitutional Law," whereas White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has flatly denied Obama ever taught constitutional law. [20]
  158. In Wikipedia's page on the ABC's docudrama The Path to 9/11, the page contains a section titles "Controversy and criticisms," which contains 19 sub-sections to support it, while the section titled "Controversy: support for The Path to 9/11" only contains four, despite the fact that the controversy was sparked by pro-Clinton liberals that failed to see the fact that the two-part miniseries criticized both Bush and Clinton administrations leading up to 9/11 and that writer Cyrus Nowrasteh stated that many of their consultants on it stated that the docudrama went easy on Clinton. It also fails to note John Ziegler's documentary on the censoring of the docudrama Blocking the Path to 9/11 [21], which contains interviews with many people on the topic, and points out how the MSM liberals and Clintons have smeared it so much that it has destroyed it from ever being shown on TV or being sold on DVD in the near-future. [22]
  159. Wikipedia provides a large page of information regarding the Winter Soldiers story however they never mention that the people involved fabricated events, were caught lying, were doing it to push a liberal anti-war message. A section lists the fact that Congress investigated the matter. However it does not list the outcome- falsehoods, fabrications and outright lies to weaken the U.S. military as it was engaged with fighting the Communist North Vietnam. [23] [24]
  160. One of Wikipedia's barnstars—given nominally for World War II writing contributions—is in fact an American flag desecrated with Nazi and Soviet Union graffiti.
  161. Wikipedia's Nidal Malik Hasan article fails to mention any connection to Obama's transition government. Hasan's associations are clearly exposed but Wikipedia can't label Hasan a terrorist. He is just a shooter, not a massacre. [25]
  162. In relation to the Wikipedia article on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Wikipedia mentions terrorism, Al Qaeda, Islamic countries, imams and Taliban but nowhere will you find the word "Muslim terrorist" nor "Islamic terrorist". [26] That is a key point that liberals want to hide from the public. [27] The very same can be said for Wikipedia's wikinews item Failed bomb aboard Delta flight article. [28]
  163. Wikipedia's Communism article omits to mention that millions of people have perished as a result of the Marxist ideology. Near the very end of the article they mention "alleged by some scholars to be responsible for famines, purges and warfare resulting in deaths." The article states "classes are abolished" "oppression-free society" and policies made "democratically" without mentioning those positions are really just propaganda. [29]
  164. Wikipedia's article on Martin Luther King Jr. is extensive. There is little doubt that King was known for civil rights. However, Wikipedia fails to recognize King's main 'Influence', Jesus Christ. King's life was Jesus from day one, his entire life was Christ inspired. As Dr. King Jr said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." [30]
  165. Wikipedia will zealously guard what is said about liberal politicians. But any smear or false accusation of conservative politicians is immediately promoted on their pages as guilty. As is the case with John Edwards. His scandal was known for over a year, since 2007, before the mainstream media decided to cover it. Wikipedia claims in their article "Mainstream media in the United States have chosen not to report this incident, or the allegations that led to it, which Edwards has previously denied." Yet, they did not mention that repeated attempts to add that information was removed by Wikipedia prior to July 28, 2008. [31] In addition, many criticisms of Edwards have not made it into Wikipedia such as he used well-wishes to Elizabeth regarding her re-occurrence of cancer to solicit email donations to his Presidential campaign.
  166. Although against their own policy Wikipedia allows Liberals such as voiceover actor D. C. Douglas, who under the name of Lance Baxter, called Freedonworks and referred to their workers and supporters as "mentally retarded," and asked what happens after one of their "members does actually kill somebody." A sys-op "protected" the page deleting any mention of Douglas' controversial actions and statements. [265]
  167. Wikipedia has an unexplainable love for supporting Irish liberals and almost completely ignoring Northern Irish conservatives by calling Londonderry by it's unofficial slang name "derry"[266] and by marginalizing the use of the Flag of Northern Ireland by claiming it's "unofficial" and often calling it derogatory names such as "sectarian rag" which go unpunished[267]. Unlike Conservapedia which always use the correct names for things and does not tolorate any derogetary liberal hatred or cave into peer pressure.
  168. #The liberal mobocracy fails to understand what the Tea Party Movement is all about. Wikipedia attempts to smear the Tea Party Nation by claiming the organization "actively censors political speech", without providing any references to backup the claim. [32]

Wikipedia’s Conspiracy Theories

  1. Wikipedia falsely claims that 3 to 4 million Vietnamese and 1.5 to 2 million Cambodians and Laotians died in the Vietnam War[268]. These estimates are based on official North Vietnamese Communist propaganda[269], and they are not supported by any demographic estimates or studies. One user attempted on August 23, 2010 to include other sources, but was repeatedly censored. On the talk page, he responded: "I'm not sure what there is here to discuss. I simply cited a demographic estimate on the war casualties that the AP called the most detailed demographic study. There's absolutely no reason why it cannot be included in the article. Obviously, some don't like the estimate because they want to believe in a higher one. It's worth noting that while my source is a demographic survey; the one you have at present is a link to an assertion on a webpage, without any study backing it up. I kept that estimate intact; I simply included another. No demographic study ever conducted has estimated a death toll as high as 3, 4, or even 5 million. Right now I'm looking at photos of peace activists with signs reading "Over 600,000 Vietnamese Dead!" No house to house survey endorsed such findings, no medical journal. R.J. Rummel puts the total as 1.2 million dead-- South and North Vietnamese, and Laotians and Cambodians. Look at the Cambodian civil war: Bannister and Johnson estimated the death toll from the war to be around 275,000. Sampson, too, believed that the toll from the war was overestimated. He suggested that civilian deaths "could be numbered in tens of thousands, but not more," and also noted that military attachés estimated the size of each army to be between 100,000 and 150,000. One survey said 230,000 was "the highest mortality we could justify." No survey ever conducted has gotten anywhere near 1.5 to 2 million Cambodians and Laotians killed. The fact remains that the estimates currently cited are official figures from the Vietnamese government." Although Wikipedia's source is indeed a link to another “encyclopedia website” citing the official Communist figures; an editor responded, robotically: "These numbers are supported," while another added "maybe the Communists are telling the truth this time."[270] A third commenter mentioned the US kill ratio and implied that all of the alleged 4 to 5 million deaths could be blamed squarely on the United States alone,[271] despite the fact that US military actions were responsible for less than 1% of all democide in Indochina over this period,[272][273][274] and even though the US did not start the war, but was responding to North Vietnam's aggression at the request of the legitimate governments of South Vietnam and Cambodia. Notably, Wikipedia's own casualty breakdown contradicts the number cited for Laos. Wikipedia not only regurgitates official Communist propaganda, it often backs it up with wholly arbitrary assertions from extreme left-wing propagandists and genocide deniers like Noam Chomsky (who denied the Cambodian genocide) and Gareth Porter (condemned by a Democratic Congressman for explicitly expressing support and admiration for the Khmer Rouge; author of The Myth of the Bloodbath). Conservapedia gives you the truth straight up: "The war exacted a huge human cost, including an estimated one to two million North and South Vietnamese,[275] 100,000 to 300,000 Cambodians[276] and 30-50,000 Laotians.[277] The "most comprehensive demographic survey" ever conducted on casualties during the war, as endorsed by the Associated Press, estimated that nearly one million Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Laotians were killed throughout the two decades of conflict.[278] R.J. Rummel puts the total at 1.2 million Indochinese killed on all sides.[279]"
  2. Wikipedia minimizes the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. It explicitly states that the Khmer Rouge killed "over 740,000 Cambodians" on its page about the Khmer Rouge[280] and uncritically regurgitates the legitimacy of that so-called "estimate". Further, it openly declares that more people may have died in the Cambodian civil war than the subsequent genocide,[281] even though there is no actual study cited to support the assertion. Indeed, their "estimates" are simply claims repeated by word of mouth uncritically and in the absence of evidence (though they can always find a "source" to cite in support of them); they appear to have been first promulgated by the Khmer Rouge themselves, along with their supporters in the West.[282]
  3. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Wikipedia sinks much lower in its ideological fanaticism. So low, in fact, as to be legitimately considered astonishing even by their own standards. In its article on the US bombing of Cambodia, Operation Menu, it explicitly attributes everyone who died in the entire Cambodian civil war--all deaths, soldier and civilian, on all sides--to American bombing.[283] It states that: "Operation Menu was the codename of a covert United States Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombing campaign conducted in eastern Cambodia from 18 March 1969 until 26 May 1970, during the Vietnam War leading to the destruction of over 1,000 towns and villages, the displacement of 2,000,000, and the deaths of over 700,000 to 1,000,000 Cambodians."(!) It further adds: "[US bombing] enraged the Cambodian public and helped to create a climate that allowed the Khmer Rouge to come to power."(!!) The article even claims that the reason for the secrecy around the campaign was "[because] an aerial bombing of neutral Cambodia was a war crime."(!!!) The estimate that US bombing killed so many people, was, in fact, apparently first promulgated by the Khmer Rouge themselves.
  4. In its Vietnam War article, it implies that only about a million Cambodians were killed by the Khmer Rouge.[284]
  5. Its articles on the Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Genocide cite estimates of about 1.5 million killed, which is off by over 700,000; while its numbers for the Cambodian Civil war are between 2 and 10 times higher than any actual estimate would indicate.[285][286]
  6. Until May 21, 2010; their Khmer Rouge article absurdly implied for almost 6 months that the US armed the Khmer Rouge even after the genocide.[287]
  7. Their Khmer Rouge article stated that the Khmer Rouge "received extensive military aid from China, Britain and the United States" until July 25, 2010.[288]
  8. Their estimates of the death toll in Communist Cambodia are plainly false for this simple reason (which is mentioned on Conservapedia): Investigators have uncovered and examined the remains of 1,386,734 Cambodians found in mass graves near Khmer Rouge execution centers whose cause of death has been determined to have been primarily execution by the former Khmer Rouge regime. [289] Indeed, interviews with the guards who ran these execution centers, forensic analysis, and records from the former regime have allowed them to comprehensively prove that well over a million, perhaps as many as 1.3 million, of these 1.4 million victims were executed by the regime.[290] Executions accounted for 1/2 to 1/3 of the overall death toll, which includes 500,000 deaths that represented normal mortality for Cambodia over this period. Subsequent studies sugested that the toll from executions alone could have reached 1.5 million--which would indicate 3 million deaths, and thus 2.5 million excess deaths, even if these accounted for half the sum total. The investigators attempted to define a minimum estimate based on this data and concluded that any estimate lower than 1.8 million was simply impossible. Based on these findings, however, it is believed that 2.5 to 3 million died during these years, and thus (accounting for normal mortality) that the Khmer Rouge probably killed somewhere between 2.0 and 2.5 million Cambodians. The Wikipedia article on the Khmer Rouge mentions the over 1 million victims of execution in mass graves. However, it falsely implies without ever being explicit that these Cambodians died from all causes, that many died in the civil war, and that these findings are actually consistent with the claim that Pol Pot only killed 700,000 Cambodians.[291]
  9. Wikipedia's attempts to conflate the death toll from American bombing and from Communist genocide are reminiscent of the tactics of Holocaust deniers who exaggerate the toll of Allied bombing and then assert that the deaths in the camps were the result of food shortages caused by the war against the Nazis. Here's a telling case in point: Genocide investigators have uncovered 20,000 mass graves filled with the bodies of Khmer Rouge victims, counting only mass graves located at Khmer Rouge execution centers and those filled with victims whose cause of death has been determined by the investigators' examinations to have been execution by the regime (keep in mind that executions accounted for only a fraction of the death toll). These same investigators have found only 2 mass graves filled with the victims of US bombing.[292][293]
  10. Its section on the aftermath of the Vietnam War flatly declines to mention the 70,000 South Vietnamese killed within 90 days of the Communist takeover, the massive death toll from the invasion of South Vietnam, the 200-400,000 boat who died at sea, or the 500-600,000 South Vietnamese who were slaughtered by the Communists after 1975 (not counting the boat people).[294] It also minimizes the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. It does not mention the 150,000 killed by the Pathet Lao in Laos. Wikipedia does not mention anywhere on its site the hundreds of thousands of Cambodians who were killed by the brutal dictatorship imposed on Cambodia by Communist Vietnam (after 1979), with one exception.
  11. It's article on left-wing conspiracy theorist John Pilger uncritically regurgitates his claim that the US and UK armed and aided the Khmer Rouge, without ever mentioning the "very substantial" libel damages he had to pay in England for promulgating the fantasy.[295]
  12. Its article on "Covert US Regime Change" explicitly denied that any human rights violations had ever been committed by the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua at all--until August 18,2010.[296] On September 3, most of the changes were censored on the grounds that they were "irrelevant" "allegations".[297] Wikipedia has endorsed the results of the rigged 1984 election, as well. Its article on the election repeats conspiracy theories from discredited genocide deniers like Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman in support of the ridiculous claim.[298]
  13. In the nineties, the "Progressive South Asia Exchange Net," claiming to cite an article in Le Nouvel Observateur, asserted that U.S. policy in Afghanistan during the seventies was part of a larger strategy of aiming "to induce a Soviet military intervention" in that country by arming the mujahideen prior to the Soviet invasion.[299] Declassified government documents have proven this allegation was a lie: Two declassified documents signed by Carter shortly before the invasion do authorize the provision "unilaterally or through third countries as appropriate support to the Afghan insurgents either in the form of cash or non-military supplies" and the "worldwide" distribution of "non-attributable propaganda" to "expose" the leftist Afghan government as "despotic and subservient to the Soviet Union" and to "publicize the efforts of the Afghan insurgents to regain their country's sovereignty," but the records also show that the provision of arms to the rebels did not begin until 1980.[300][301] Unbelievably, Wikipedia has repeatedly and profusely endorsed this baseless assertion over and over again in every article it has on the Soviet war in Afghanistan (except its main article on Afghanistan, which a mainstream audience might read). Its article on National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski stated as a fact that he oversaw "the arming of the mujahedeen in Afghanistan to fight against the Soviet-allied Afghan government to increase the probability of Soviet invasion and later entanglement in a Vietnam-style war" as recently as May 24, 2010. Attempts to edit this claim on "Covert US Regime Change" were censored, though not removed entirely, on September 3, 2010.[302] Things got so bad that Wikipedia's article on Brzezinski claimed that he was a "Luciferian eugenicist" and a "supervillain, faux-sorcerer" and "vampire" on June 23, 2010.[303] In reality, Leonid Brezhnev publicly stated that the Soviet offensive was the culmination of a change in the "global correlation of forces" resulting from US defeat in the Vietnam War,[304] an NSC working group on Afghanistan wrote several reports on the deteriorating situation in 1979--but President Carter ignored them until the Soviet intervention destroyed his illusions,[305] Pakistan had actually been pressuring the United States for arms to aid the rebels for years but the Carter administration refused to provide them in the hope of finding a diplomatic solution,[306] the State Department went to extraordinary lengths to deter the Soviet invasion and "would never have undertaken a program to encourage it,"[307] Brzezinski recounted that he repeatedly advanced proposals on how to maintain Afghanistan's "independence" and deter a Soviet invasion but was frustrated by the State Department's opposition as well as its publicly aired claim that he sought to "revive" the Cold War, and Jimmy Carter's Vice-President Walter Mondale declared: "I cannot understand -- it just baffles me -- why the Soviets these last few years have behaved as they have. Maybe we have made some mistakes with them. Why did they have to build up all these arms? Why did they have to go into Afghanistan? Why can't they relax just a little bit about Eastern Europe? Why do they try every door to see if it is locked?".[308] The interview cited to justify claims to the contrary was an utter fabrication.[309]
  14. Wikipedia's Brzezinski article contains numerous other fabrications. Here's another actual quote (from the current version): "In 1981 Brzezinski revealed that he encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot. This was part of a wider policy of forcing the Vietnamese out of Cambodia by funding anti-Vietnamese guerrilla groups that the U.S. helped create.[42] Between 1979 and 1981, the World Food Program, which was under US influence, provided nearly $12 million in food aid to Thailand. Much of this aid made its way to the Khmer Rouge.[43] In January 1980 the US started funding Pol Pot while he was in exile. The extent of this support was $85 million from 1980 to 1986.[44] Brzezinski's support of the Khmer Rouge was a continuation of the friendly relations the US had with the Khmer Rouge during the presidency of Gerald Ford. Kissinger had already asked Thailand's foreign minister in 1975 to tell the Khmer Rouge that the US would be friends with them.[45] Brzezinski himself however denied that his administration helped China fund Pol Pot in a letter he sent to the New York Times in 1998.[46]"[310] The problem? Their source is an article titled "How Thatcher Gave Pol Pot A Hand" by the afore-mentioned John Pilger, who had to pay libel damages for asserting the truth of its thesis.
  15. Until June 10, 2010, Wikipedia's "Soviet War in Afghanistan" article explicitly stated that the US was the aggressor in the war and that it "induced" the Soviet military intervention.[311]
  16. Wikipedia's "CIA activities in Iraq" article claimed that Saddam Hussein had been a paid and trained CIA agent since his early twenties until June 10, 2010.[312][313]
  17. Until June 12, 2010; their "covert US regime change" article implied that the US had played a role in the 1968 coup that brought the Ba'ath Party to power in Iraq.[314] Although the Kennedy Administration did support the 1963 coup, the US was vociferously opposed to the one five years later; it viewed it as a "radical" "counter-coup,"[315] broke all diplomatic relations with Iraq for 16 years subsequently, and famously spent years trying repeatedly to overthrow it throughout the seventies.[316] Wikipedia's article now concedes: "Despite claims to the contrary; official CIA records do not indicate that the CIA supported the 1968 coup in Iraq (as they do in the case of the 1963 coup in Iraq)."[317] Perhaps this is as close to a retraction as one can expect from Wikipedia.
  18. Wikipedia's article on "Covert US Regime Change" says the following: "Many of the governments targeted by the US have been democratically elected, rather than authoritarian governments or military dictatorships, and in many cases were replaced by dictatorships."[318] No source is cited, and no credible source could have been cited. Notably, their entire subsequent article fails to give even one such example, with the possible exception of Chile. (In the case of Chile, Socialist Salvador Allende, elected with a minority of the vote, was: assassinating opponents[319], threatening opposition media[320], arming left-wing paramilitary groups[321], receiving funding from the KGB[322], and ultimately caught collaborating with Fidel Castro to arm left-wing terrorists to launch attacks on government buildings so he could declare martial law.[323] Astonishingly, US "hostility towards the election of Socialist Salvador Allende" is portrayed by Wikipedia as US "hostility towards democracy in Chile," even though Allende, not Henry Kissinger, was formally condemned by Chile's parliament for systematically destroying democracy in Chile.[324])
  19. Wikipedia's "Henry Kissinger" article claims: "Kissinger favored the maintenance of friendly diplomatic relationships with right-wing military dictatorships in the Southern Cone and elsewhere in Latin America as well as the intervention in these countries to establish these governments.[citation needed]"[325]
  20. Until June 10, 2010, Wikipedia's article on "CIA activities in Iraq" was nothing but a series of unreadable conspiracy theories and random gibberish.[326] It went so far as to claim that Jimmy Carter, of all people, secretly incited Saddam to attack Iran.
  21. Wikipedia's article on "Saddam Hussein-US Relations" still endorses many of these conspiracy theories that have been removed from other Wikipedia articles. It even states, as a categorical fact, the following: "Hussein made a visit to Amman in the year 1979, before the Iran–Iraq War, where he met three senior CIA agents. He discussed with them his plans to invade Iran."[327] The source for this claim, it turns out, is official Iranian government propaganda.[328]
  22. Wikipedia regurgitates and proudly endorses even the most absurdly extreme official Iraqi government propaganda when it claims that "up to 1.5 million Iraqis" died as a "result" of the sanctions on Iraq.[329] It is a matter of public record that the sanctions specifically exempted food and medicine; that they applied only to weaponry; that Iraq had far more humanitarian supplies available to it under the Oil For Food program (first offered to Iraq in 1992) than it would have had over the same period based on the trends that existed before the Gulf War; and that excess deaths did not occur in the North of Iraq, where the US and UN administered the same program under the same sanctions regime, but only in those parts of Iraq were Saddam was charged with rationing the humanitarian supplies.[330]
  23. On July 28, 2010, the United States was listed as a "belligerent" fighting on the side of Iraq in Wikipedia's "Iran-Iraq War" article.[331] On July 15, 2010, Ronald Reagan was listed under "commanders and leaders" as a commander of Iraqi forces, alongside Saddam Hussein and his thugs.[332]
  24. Wikipedia's George W. Bush article says: "Those invasions led to the toppling of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq as well as the deaths of many Iraqis, with surveys indicating between four hundred thousand to over one million dead, excluding the tens of thousands of civilians in Afghanistan."[333] In reality, based on the findings of Iraqi hospitals and morgues, the Iraqi government estimates that 150,000 Iraqis died in the war, with only 1-2% of those deaths being at the hands of US troops, and the rest by the insurgency they were combating.[334] The American army in Iraq has taken three times as many casualties as it has inflicted on Iraqi civilians in collateral damage.[335] Although Wikipedia may insist that these numbers are there only to help unbiased viewers consider the Bush legacy, there is no mention of the fact that the US invasion of Afghanistan saved millions of Afghans from starvation,[336][337] or that the lives of 112,000 Afghan children and 7,500 pregnant Afghan women have been saved every year since due to improved healthcare resulting from the invasion (by UNICEF figures).[338]
  25. Wikipedia’s article on “Criticism of Noam Chomsky” (the aforementioned extreme left-wing propagandist and genocide denier) is nothing but an entire page dedicated to defending him and endorsing his conspiracy theories. It is written in such a biased manner as to imply that Chomsky was correct to deny the Cambodian genocide. This pages endorses the notion that the "total population decline" due to the policies of the Khmer Rouge was "about 400,000" Cambodians and further favorably cites the following quote to demonstrate that it did not constitute genocide: “It is interesting, and perhaps suggestive, that Barnes uses the terms "genocide," "holocaust," and "mass murder" as if they were interchangeable.”[339]
  26. In 2002, Chomsky made the following factually inaccurate[340][341][342] claim about President Clinton’s bombing of the Sudan: "That one bombing, according to the estimates made by the German Embassy in Sudan and Human Rights Watch, probably led to tens of thousands of deaths." Wikipedia has explicitly and in no uncertain terms endorsed this baseless assertion. On Wikipedia’s "Criticism of Noam Chomsky" page, the following is stated as a categorical fact: "Chomsky's claim about the German Embassy in Sudan was correct."[343] It was most certainly not: A former German ambassador who was nowhere near Sudan at the time did make a similar off-the-record self-described “guess” sans any evidence to a magazine that refused to endorse the assertion, with HRW strongly disputing the claim, but the total number of confirmed deaths from the bombing is 1.[344] It might be profitable to note that, according to Chomsky's own elaboration on the subject, most of those "excess deaths" would have been the consequence of US aid workers temporarily leaving the country for fear of reprisals. Since the US bombed Sudan in response to its vicious sponsorship of terrorist atrocities against American targets in Africa that murdered hundreds of people, apparently both Chomsky and Wikipedia conclude that it would be criminal for the United States to not aid states that sponsor acts of war against it.
  27. Wikipedia’s "Noam Chomsky" article claims that the atrocities in Communist Cambodia under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were "objectively similar except for the alignment of domestic élite interests" to those perpetrated in East Timor by the armed forces of Indonesia.[345] In fact, genocide investigators have determined that the Khmer Rouge perpetrated at least 1.1 million violent killings in three years, and estimated that the full toll from executions alone might have reached 1.5 million, a sum which represents no more than half the total death toll (but with 500,000 deaths representing normal mortality).[346][347] A Truth Commission found that the Indonesian army had perpetrated 18,600 violent killings in East Timor over 24 years, and had caused at least 75,000 additional excess deaths from hunger and illness.[348] Comparable? Objective? You decide.
  28. Wikipedia's article on the Korean War claims, without offering any citation in support, that up to 1.2 million South Koreans had been killed by the state prior to or during the invasion from North Korea.[349] In reality, “the war was preceded by a major insurgency in the South and serious clashes along the thirty-eighth parallel,” and 100,000 died in “political disturbances, guerrilla warfare, and border clashes.”[350]
  29. In Wikipedia’s article on the Indonesian mass killings of suspected leftists and Communists in the mid-sixties, in which up to one million (but probably only about a quarter of a million[351]) people were killed, Wikipedia claims the following: “The massacres were described by Time as 'The West's Best News in Asia'.[57] A headline in US News and World Report read: 'Indonesia: Hope... where there was once none'.[58] New York Times columnist James Reston celebrated 'A gleam of light in Asia'.[59]”[352] Time Magazine never referred to the slaughter as “The West’s Best News in Asia,” it vociferously condemned the “boiling bloodbath” and said that the prospects of regional peace and of Indonesian neutrality in the Cold War were “the West’s best news for years in Asia.”[353] A New York Times op-ed listed strategic changes in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Japan, the Philippines and China under the headline: “Washington: A Gleam of Light in Asia.”[354]
  30. In the same article, conspiracy theories about the US role in the killings are also hysterically strewn about, with even less credibility: “The US also provided "arms" of both US and non-US origin, requested specifically to "arm Moslem and nationalist youths in Central Java for use against the PKI [Communists]."[355] The sources Wikipedia cites in this instance, as was the case above, actually say the exact opposite of what Wikipedia says they say, which can be explained by the fact that Noam Chomsky invented this talking point,[356] and this is his famed method of propaganda and deceit. Indonesia did request "communications equipment and small arms to arm Moslem and nationalist youths in Central Java for use against the PKI," but the US stonewalled the request. Embassy staff reported Indonesia’s request and sought "more explicit guidance as to how this matter is to be handled here." The State Department replied: "There was to be no implication of providing anything more than medical supplies already authorized, but the US officials could ask questions to clarify any Indonesia requests for additional aid."[357]
  31. Wikipedia (like Chomsky) cites inaccurate quotes from media outlets like those mentioned above on Indonesia to imply that a right-wing bias exists in the American media. Hence, while it happily cites the New York Times when it (allegedly) celebrates the mass killing of Communists in Indonesia; Wikipedia never mentions that in 1978 the New York Times published an editorial by a devoted Communist and Maoist explicitly denying the Cambodian genocide.[358]
  32. The only article on Wikipedia that gets the death toll from the Khmer Rouge correct is Wikipedia's Pol Pot biography, which states 1.7 to 2.5 million were killed. This really does accurately state both the minimum and maximum plausible estimates. Even so, it feels sociopathically compelled to lie for Pol Pot (the greatest mass murderer in history). For example, it writes that "only 80,000 to 100,000 of these were directly killed."[359] This claim is not just jaw-droppingly stupid; anyone who knows a thing or two about Cambodia might well laugh out loud reading it. As mentioned above, genocide investigators have proven that at least ten times this number were violently executed.
  33. Wonderful news: For now, Wikipedia has eliminated its claim on "Operation Menu" that the US bombing killed more people than the Khmer Rouge! Their estimate for the bombing is now 50-200,000. Hey, you have to start somewhere.

Abortion

See Examples of Bias in Wikipedia: Abortion

Conservapedia smears

See Examples of Bias in Wikipedia: Conservapedia smears

Global warming

See Examples of Bias in Wikipedia: Global warming

Homosexuality

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Liberal Politicians

See Examples of Bias in Wikipedia: Liberal Politicians

Obama

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  53. See HPV Vaccine
  54. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Schlafly
  55. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton
  56. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Moore
  57. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/baraminology
  58. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Profanity&oldid=227187296
  59. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:John_Edwards
  60. For example, Wikipedia does mention the liberal New York Times' poorly-researched allegations that John McCain had an affair [1] in spite of the fact that the NYT's own ombudsman said there was "no proof" the story was true.[2]
  61. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/07/28/wikipedia-disallows-any-mention-alleged-john-edwards-scandal
  62. http://gawker.com/5029921/john-edwards-wikipedia-page-strangely-love-child+free
  63. http://conservativepulse.com/home/2008/07/edwards-sex-scandal-still-hasnt-surfaced-in-the-mainstream-press/
  64. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion
  65. http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jan09/7127
  66. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randell_Mills
  67. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative
  68. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative
  69. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Criticism&oldid=225325117
  70. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Fonda
  71. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Riddle
  72. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Schumer
  73. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship
  74. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Brunswick_Public_Schools#Controversy
  75. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_States
  76. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Propaganda_films
  77. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Dawkins&diff=next&oldid=162688862
  78. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_terrorism#.22Islamic.22_terrorism
  79. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism#Racism.2C_Sexism.2C_.26_Terrorism
  80. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism#Theological_justification_of_Christian_violence
  81. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_myth
  82. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Singer&diff=200849646&oldid=199494933
  83. Paul Zielbauer, Princeton Bioethics Professor Debates Views on Disability and Euthanasia. The New York Times: Oct. 13, 1999
  84. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Examples_of_Bias_in_Wikipedia&diff=443352&oldid=443152
  85. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Singer&diff=209935940&oldid=209392718
  86. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expelled:_No_Intelligence_Allowed
  87. http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200507060931.asp
  88. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_For_the_American_Way
  89. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=People_For_the_American_Way&diff=198768678&oldid=195716955
  90. The article incorrectly refers to the sticker as "creationist", and claims that "Claiming that evolution is "only a theory" ... is a common creationist tactic.", ignoring that the largest creationists groups specifically reject this tactic.[3]
  91. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Selman_v._Cobb_County_School_District&diff=192393310&oldid=190591826
  92. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Selman_v._Cobb_County_School_District&diff=next&oldid=192393310
  93. Such as the entry on D'oh
  94. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=&user=&page=Hollywood+values&year=&month=-1
  95. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Huw_Powell&oldid=226552177#February_2008
  96. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ron_Paul&oldid=183792833
  97. The page was locked from January 8 to August 6, 2008. [4]
  98. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Farris
  99. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2519/is_n1_v15/ai_14891141
  100. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_Glendon
  101. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Judie_Brown&redirect=no
  102. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Life_League
  103. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judie_Brown
  104. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuley-boteach/rabbi-shmuley-responds-to_b_100275.html
  105. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuley-boteach/rabbi-shmuley-responds-to_b_100275.html
  106. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Sternberg
  107. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physicians_and_Surgeons_who_Dissent_from_Darwinism
  108. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Scientific_Dissent_From_Darwinism
  109. Institute for Creation Research by Wikipedia
  110. Schafersman," Steven. "The Institute for Creation Research and It's (sic) Quest for Official Texas Certification to Award Masters Degrees in Science Education." Texas Citizens for Science, December 17, 2007; updated January 6 and January 28, 2008. Accessed March 19, 2008.
  111. Bergman," Jerry. "The Religion of Vague: An Unsuccessful Attempt by the State of California to Close a College." Revolution Against Evolution, May 22, 2003. Accessed March 19, 2008.
  112. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Prodigal_Son
  113. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Byron_White&diff=159734800&oldid=154431838
  114. http://www.funtrivia.com/en/subtopics/Are-They-Related-213708.html
  115. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/RichardDawkins
  116. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:RichardDawkins
  117. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Boy_Scouts_of_America_v._Dale&oldid=152256885 (quoting a 2004 liberal list by Time magazine).
  118. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Boy_Scouts_of_America_v._Dale
  119. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_H._Christ
  120. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea
  121. http://www.davisenterprise.com/articles/2007/09/14/news/114new1.txt
  122. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19181-2005Jan18.html
  123. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Summers
  124. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Liberal&redirect=no
  125. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deceit_(album)
  126. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deceit&action=history
  127. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Friendly&oldid=151873451
  128. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zerah_Colburn_(math_prodigy)&oldid=147253074
  129. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_by_cop
  130. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jerry_Costello&oldid=142488803
  131. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fred_Schwarz&oldid=143791808
  132. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_American_Physicians_and_Surgeons
  133. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dave_Dravecky&oldid=155924640
  134. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dave_Dravecky&oldid=225907517
  135. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jerry_Costello&diff=156607328&oldid=156100194
  136. [5] Only in response to Conservapedia's criticism was the smear removed.
  137. In addition to the Fox News report, numerous stories on the Internet describe the smears, which we will not repeat here. "The Wikipedia entry has since been cleansed of the remarks, first posted last August, then again in December before being removed January 2nd. However, several sites like Answers.com have copies of Wikipedia entries, and as of press time still had the defamatory content in place."[6]
  138. http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/1184402220217510.xml&coll=2
  139. http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/news.nv?storyid=single8794
  140. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thad_Cochran&oldid=135420256 (revised only after being exposed on Conservapedia, but then the smear was reinserted again before being removed again)
  141. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominionism
  142. See, e.g., D. James Kennedy
  143. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mencken
  144. Ibid.
  145. http://cjrarchives.org/issues/2003/1/mencken-payne.asp
  146. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Masters_Tournament
  147. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zach_Johnson&oldid=154500732
  148. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Johnson
  149. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_of_support_for_evolution
  150. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070519145312AACvfJA&show=7
  151. "By one count there are some 700 scientists (out of a total of 480,000 U.S. earth and life scientists) who give credence to creation-science, the general theory that complex life forms did not evolve but appeared 'abruptly'." Martz, Larry & Ann McDaniel (1987-06-29), "Keeping God out of the Classroom (Washington and bureau reports)", Newsweek CIX(26): 23-24, ISSN 0028-9604
  152. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_John_Birch_Society
  153. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism
  154. Wikipedia ultimately deleted its entry after it was critized here
  155. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Countering_systemic_bias (later "predominantly Christian" was changed to "nominally Christian")
  156. Ibid.
  157. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance
  158. http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/28/wikipedia-special-treatment-for-wikia-and-other-wikis/
  159. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba
  160. Cuba
  161. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell
  162. Bertrand Russell
  163. Wikipedia states, "The operation was a failure, and had a severe impact on U.S. President Jimmy Carter's re-election prospects ...."entry
  164. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Monroe
  165. James Monroe
  166. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Monroe&oldid=226448821#Presidency_1817.E2.80.931825:_The_Era_of_Good_Feelings
  167. http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=444
  168. Based on a comparison of how many users are under categories Liberal Wikipedians with those in Conservative Wikipedians. Both categories were deleted on Aug. 10, 2007 as editors have argued that "Wikipedia is not a soapbox" among other reasons. However, the userboxes for users to declare themselves as "liberal" or "conservative" have been allowed to stay. Wikipedia's own records show, as of July 28, 2008, that far more users choose the "liberal" userbox than the "conservative" userbox.
  169. "Liberal bias" can be defined as the ratio of liberals to conservatives in a group, such that no liberals would equate to zero liberal bias. Wikipedia's ratio of 3:1 for liberals to conservatives is six times the ratio in the American public of 1:2 for liberals to conservatives.
  170. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Good_articles
  171. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balboa_High_School_(San_Francisco)
  172. Jill Tucker, "Student Successes Defy Urban Trends" San Francisco Chronicle (Aug. 16, 2006).
  173. Wikipedia merely has a general disclaimer that avoids any reference to its sexual images, pornography, and adult content.[7]
  174. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_people (the entry also contained an unjustified picture of children for sympathy purposes, but that was removed after criticism here)
  175. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-racist_mathematics
  176. http://www.bede.org.uk/books,jmyth.htm
  177. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus
  178. Wikipedia has since updated its entry with a backhanded reference to Christianity, but even then not for inspiring the Renaissance but rather for providing subject matter for the works.[8]
  179. http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040216-113955-2061r.htm
  180. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood
  181. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah's_Ark
  182. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_by_religion
  183. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikimedians_by_religion
  184. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Voting_Rights_Act
  185. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Teller
  186. The version criticized above; the note left by dpbsmith on the article's discussion page; the current version.
  187. This phrase was removed from Wikipedia only after this criticism was posted here. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Trade_Act
  188. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Deist_thinkers
  189. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitzmiller_v._Dover_Area_School_District
  190. Id.
  191. Id.
  192. Nina Totenberg - Wikipedia
  193. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view
  194. Young Earth creationism - Wikipedia
  195. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Young_Earth_creationism&action=history
  196. Simply search "Moby" and "song" together on Wikipedia.
  197. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Indentured_servant&diff=115675763&oldid=113879992
  198. http://www.religioustolerance.org/ev_publi.htm
  199. Talk:Evolution - Wikipedia
  200. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_proof
  201. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feudalism
  202. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Donald_Schaefer
  203. John Tower, revision as of Jan 25
  204. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Tower&offset=20070208110937&limit=20&action=history
  205. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Childhood_Vaccine_Injury_Act
  206. http://www.909shot.com/
  207. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Liddell
  208. http://news.com.com/Study+Wikipedia+as+accurate+as+Britannica/2100-1038_3-5997332.html
  209. http://www.opendemocracy.net/media-edemocracy/wikipedia_bias_3621.jsp
  210. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2007/01/conservapedia_w.html
  211. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2006/04/email_debatewales_discusses_po.html
  212. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/02/12/bias_sabotage_haunt_wikipedias_free_world/?page=2
  213. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2005-11-29-wikipedia-edit_x.htm
  214. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/02/12/bias_sabotage_haunt_wikipedias_free_world/?page=3
  215. http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/citizendium.ars
  216. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed
  217. http://www.nysun.com/article/29080
  218. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&page=Sudden+Jihad+Syndrome
  219. http://www.thecourier.com/opinion/editoral/ar_ED_021607.asp
  220. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Sudden_Jihad_Syndrome
  221. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Sudden_jihad_syndrome
  222. http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080102/NATION/203823370/1001
  223. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/User:CltFn/Sudden_Jihad_Syndrome
  224. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_bear_arms#Military_service_definition
  225. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_bear_arms#Insurrectionary_theory
  226. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matriarchy
  227. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarchy
  228. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism_in_the_United_States
  229. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_liberalism_in_the_United_States
  230. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism_in_the_United_States
  231. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tobacco_and_health&oldid=182111544
  232. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tobacco_and_health&diff=203433685&oldid=202851436
  233. <http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Interwiki_map&oldid=1032322> (permanent link)
  234. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kirk_Cameron&diff=262633707&oldid=262591086
  235. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kirk_Cameron&diff=263109644&oldid=263063442
  236. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kirk_Cameron&diff=263670595&oldid=263666117
  237. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pz_myers
  238. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wedge_strategy&diff=prev&oldid=267885268
  239. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wedge_strategy&diff=next&oldid=268115244
  240. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Strengths_and_weaknesses_of_evolution&diff=prev&oldid=267130640
  241. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Strengths_and_weaknesses_of_evolution&diff=next&oldid=267873798
  242. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Strengths_and_weaknesses_of_evolution&diff=next&oldid=268116166
  243. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creationism&diff=267130755&oldid=267129633
  244. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creationism&diff=267875875&oldid=267874801
  245. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creationism&diff=267881496&oldid=267877410
  246. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creationism&diff=268117670&oldid=268115954
  247. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush
  248. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:George_W._Bush
  249. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Public_image_of_Barack_Obama
  250. http://www.google.com/search?q=%22george+w.+bush+elementary%22+stockton&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
  251. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_geology
  252. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_geology#Evidence_cited_to_support_a_global_flood
  253. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_geology#Evidence_against_a_global_flood
  254. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flood_geology&diff=288093849&oldid=288042808
  255. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flood_geology&diff=next&oldid=288488331
  256. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flood_geology&diff=289076441&oldid=289074740
  257. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Carrie_Prejean&diff= Wikipedia- Carrie Prejean
  258. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Purity_ring&diff= Wikipedia- Purity ring
  259. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/9/12_Candidate
  260. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jacob_F._Roecker
  261. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:WashingtonIsBroke#User:WashingtonIsBroke
  262. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=VoteVets.org&diff=293037611&oldid=293035975 VoteVets.org
  263. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sonia_Sotomayor&diff=302177838&oldid=302177614
  264. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barack_Obama&diff=302499449&oldid=302497807
  265. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=D._C._Douglas&action=history
  266. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Londonderry
  267. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:The_C_of_E&diff=354377823&oldid=352220232
  268. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
  269. http://web.archive.org/web/20071222122211/http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp950404/04040331.htm
  270. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Vietnam_War#Stats
  271. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Vietnam_War#Stats
  272. http://www.markhumphrys.com/communism.asia.html#vietnam
  273. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/SOD.CHAP13.HTM
  274. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/SOD.TAB13.1.GIF
  275. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/vietnam/index.cfm
  276. http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/deaths.htm
  277. http://www.vietnamgear.com/casualties.aspx
  278. Associated Press, April 3, 1995; Charles Hirschman et al., “Vietnamese Casualties During the American War: A New Estimate,” Population and Development Review, December 1995
  279. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/WSJ.ART.HTM
  280. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge#Crimes_against_humanity
  281. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_Civil_War
  282. http://www.chomsky.info/articles/19770625.htm
  283. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Menu
  284. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War#Aftermath
  285. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge
  286. http://www.paulbogdanor.com/chomsky/manufacturing.html
  287. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Khmer_Rouge&diff=363358049&oldid=363308856
  288. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Khmer_Rouge&diff=prev&oldid=375415190
  289. http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/deaths.htm
  290. http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/deaths.htm
  291. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge
  292. http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/deaths.htm
  293. http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/toll.htm
  294. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War#Aftermath
  295. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pilger#Vietnam
  296. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions&diff=379631015&oldid=379603484
  297. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions&action=history
  298. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaraguan_general_election,_1984
  299. http://www.proxsa.org/resources/9-11/Brzezinski-980115-interview.htm
  300. http://www.activistmagazine.com/images/stories/government/carter_79-1581.jpg
  301. http://www.activistmagazine.com/images/stories/government/carter_79-1579.jpg
  302. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions&diff=382589083&oldid=382588359
  303. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zbigniew_Brzezinski&diff=369643368&oldid=369642935
  304. http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2007/0823iraq_rodman.aspx
  305. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Power and Principle (1981)
  306. Bob Gates, Out of the Shadows
  307. http://www.thenation.com/article/blowback-prequel
  308. http://www.csmonitor.com/1981/0310/031029.html
  309. http://www.activistmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1110&Itemid=143
  310. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Brzezinski#Cambodia
  311. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan&diff=367239161&oldid=367194601
  312. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=CIA_activities_in_Iraq&diff=367246777&oldid=366503971
  313. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=CIA_activities_in_Iraq&diff=367247557&oldid=367246777
  314. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions&diff=prev&oldid=367558316
  315. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/interviews/critchfield.html
  316. http://www.slate.com/id/2156400
  317. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions#Iraq_1968
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