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Hmm, ever wonder why liberals like referencing Wikipedia so much? by Toddster
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Report this Post07-28-2006 02:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobearClick Here to Email fierobearSend a Private Message to fierobearDirect Link to This Post
Aren't those mentioned all Democrats?
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Report this Post07-28-2006 02:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fierobear:

Aren't those mentioned all Democrats?


Almost, to be fair, Norm Coleman WAS a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party. Maybe it was his association with the DNC he was trying to remove from his resume'
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Hmmmm. Some people might think I'M a liberal.
I can't recall quoting Wikipedia in a political thread. In fact its pretty rare here.
But who cares. Enjoy your circle jerk.
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Originally posted by NEPTUNE:

Hmmmm. Some people might think I'M a liberal.
I can't recall quoting Wikipedia in a political thread. In fact its pretty rare here.
But who cares. Enjoy your circle jerk.


So if Dems are caught, it's a circle jerk? Or is that what they were doing?
Besides, you'd be surprised how many people here use Wiki as their only information source.
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Report this Post07-28-2006 03:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobearClick Here to Email fierobearSend a Private Message to fierobearDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by NEPTUNE:

Hmmmm. Some people might think I'M a liberal.
I can't recall quoting Wikipedia in a political thread. In fact its pretty rare here.
But who cares. Enjoy your circle jerk.


Were you mentioned by name in this thread?

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Report this Post07-28-2006 04:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cccharlieSend a Private Message to cccharlieDirect Link to This Post
I frequently refer to Wikipedia as a starting point. I suspect that it has about as many inaccuracies as most any source. All sources reflect the biases of their authors. And all authors are biased.

And, of course, any citation is open to debate. If someone disagrees with a Wikipedia article, they can always cite an article from some other source to refute it.

Note - I am not saying I am a liberal. Nor am I saying I am a conservative. I am defending Wikipedia as a good resource, not necessarily a great one, nor an unbiased one.

I have no love for politicians of any party. Nothing in the referenced article surprises me.
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Report this Post07-28-2006 05:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years of American Independance

Yes, it's the Onion.
Yes, I know it's satire.
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Report this Post07-28-2006 06:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by cccharlie:

I frequently refer to Wikipedia as a starting point.


Ditto, but I always confirm with other sources before using anything and then I NEVER post a wikipedia link. Credibility, meet window. The bottom line is that with almost zero oversight, it is just a propaganda machine.
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Report this Post07-28-2006 09:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fformula88Send a Private Message to Fformula88Direct Link to This Post
Someone referencing potentially wrong or biased sources in political debates? Say it isn't so!

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Originally posted by Toddster:


Ditto, but I always confirm with other sources before using anything and then I NEVER post a wikipedia link. Credibility, meet window. The bottom line is that with almost zero oversight, it is just a propaganda machine.

Republican talking points are so much more credible.... Or maybe it's the lists from forwarded emails, or the 'news' stories pointing out the conspiracy in a story about Katie Coric not mentioning Dan Rather... or the one about how no one is writing about a soldier being found not guilty when the military hadn't decided that yet. Those are soooooo much more credible than editable listings that warn you if they are of a political nature. And how likely is it that a false story from a talking points list is going to get a retraction? Not likely... And I've noticed that the same false stories get dredged up over and over as fact once again once people figure everyone has forgotten. At least on Wikipedia the listing can get corrected and I believe there are ways to lock it down if someone is caught falsifying a listing.

The same goes for some of the wackos on the other side of the aisle, but they are the minority now so it's easier to out them, the republican side isn't about to out one of their own or one of their supporters on the net or cable tv.
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Report this Post07-28-2006 11:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for under8tedClick Here to Email under8tedSend a Private Message to under8tedDirect Link to This Post
To answer the original question...........Liberls like referincing wilkapedia (or anthy thing else handy) for 2 reasons.

#1--they are too stupid to think for themselvelves.

#2-They are embaresed by the concept that they may have actual brain activity, and refuse to accept responsability for thier own thoughts and therefore try to pass on responsability by reference. Somewhere in that putrid mass of jelly they call a brain, it occurs to them if they can provide a reference, they are absolved of all responsability since the original idea was the reference they provided,

On the bright side--liberals are much like fleas on a cat...........annoying, but nothing that cant be gotten rid of.
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Report this Post07-28-2006 11:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobearClick Here to Email fierobearSend a Private Message to fierobearDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by under8ted:
On the bright side--liberals are much like fleas on a cat...........annoying, but nothing that cant be gotten rid of.


LOL

One more thing...fleas are more useful.
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Report this Post07-29-2006 12:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fierobear:


LOL

One more thing...fleas are more useful.


They are certainly less irritating!
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