"Neutral" Wikipedia Editors. Ever wonder what they look like?

I suggest a nomination process for the wiki pages that post the greatest problems for "WP:NPOV."

And I'd like to kick it off with Astroturfing:

And I'd specifically call out the comment about "Ellie Light" by Xenophrenic, 1/26/2010-22:00 UTC and 1/27/2010-06:35 UTC as what I'm talking about. For this reason and others, the graphic doesn't surprise me overly much.

I'm sure there are more pages, maybe even some better examples.

You know, it really is a crying shame; you write up a term paper or a business paper and use some footnotes back to your 200 pounds of hardcover "legacy" encyclopedia, you can get an A plus plus plus plus just like that in that kid's dream in Christmas Story. You provide links back to Wikipedia and "You'll Shoot Yer Eye Out." Better have something better than wiki, or you get a scolding note in the margins demanding to know why you wasted the teacher's time.

This is why. Crap like this. It's not Stephen Colbert and his elephant-article vandalism; it's excessively agenda-driven partisan liberal admins.

Posted by Morgan K Freeberg at April 25, 2011 11:40 AM

Ah, the Kumbayist Kool-aid peddlers of days gone by had this fuzzy HR Puffinstuff dream where children ruled the world, and now the dream is all too real.
Reality, fed to us by postschoolers. See what unfathomable choices they deign worthy of being 'influential' at TIME magazine:....didn't you used to work for them, Gerard? Sad.


Posted by Jewel Atkins at April 25, 2011 12:18 PM

Where are the people of color?

Posted by andrewdb at April 25, 2011 12:30 PM

Anyone who has done any writing or editing on Wikipedia knows how their thought processes work. They have an agenda and a way they want things worded, and will rewrite you to fit that or reject your efforts if they conflict.

I've known a lot of cheeto-stained miserables like this in the past, they're all absolutely certain of their correctness and utterly contemptuous of anyone who disagrees.

Posted by Christopher Taylor at April 25, 2011 12:41 PM

This article rawks.[citation needed]

Posted by Fearless Ferenc at April 25, 2011 1:09 PM

That's a whole lotta' ugly! I wonder if anyone in that picture has ever had an orgasm with a human of the opposite sex?

Posted by Blastineau at April 25, 2011 1:14 PM

I know the perfect candidate to join this band of cranks and no-counts: Phat Jack Steuf. It would be like the old sixties and seventies supergroups.
"Ladies and Gentlemen here they are: the Wikipedia All Star Team featuring the most pasty faced, lard ass douchebags ever assembled in one room at the same time."

Posted by bill at April 25, 2011 1:49 PM

Here are the fine people who think it's a fun game to undermine Western Civilization. Aren't they cute? They are cultural termites eating away at the foundations of Truth.


Posted by jwm at April 25, 2011 2:50 PM

He smiles with his lower teeth showing.
Always creeps me out.

Posted by David McKinnis at April 25, 2011 2:55 PM

Yeh, this bunch and their underlings. Had run-ins with them myself. They even dissed the National Endowment for the Humanities over an Emily Dickinson link. Insolent insects; turned down genuine, credentialed scholars.

Posted by Don Rodrigo at April 25, 2011 3:50 PM

It appears James Woolcott and his mother have been "busy" again.

Posted by teresa at April 25, 2011 4:17 PM

Is the second from the left a trannie? (not that there's anything wrong with that)

Posted by bill at April 25, 2011 6:30 PM

Well the first job of the Revolution is to take over the telegraph office, right?

Posted by ahem at April 26, 2011 7:31 AM

Ah, the good soldier Schmuck.

Posted by Rich Fader at April 26, 2011 11:08 AM

It's worth reading Melanie Phillips's Daily Mail article in conjunction with this one:


By all means shoot the devious, duplicitous and treacherous messengers at Wikileaks, but the messages they have exposed can be used to advantage if properly heeded, as Melanie exhorts in her excellent piece. I recommend her recent books for those who are unfamiliar with her sterling work.

Posted by Frank P at April 27, 2011 5:07 AM

It's difficult not to judge people by the absence of a respectful ambience when they look like the cast from an Adams Family sequel.

Posted by Denny at April 29, 2011 7:43 AM