Friday, June 22, 2007

Wikipedia vs. Conservapedia

Slacktivist has an interesting post comparing Wikipedia with the new “Conservipedia,” which purports to be a conservative alternative to the Wiki.
The argument from the right is that the Wikipedia is “too liberal,” which means that it actually includes liberal views and opinions along with conservative ones. This is identical to the authoritarian right’s criticisms of the mainstream media. They are “too liberal” compared to Fox News and the Mooney Times precisely because they are not completely exclusionary and one-sided all the time.
Needless to say the “Conservipedia” is a joke as Slacktivist makes clear when you compare its entries with the better informed and more comprehensive Wiki.

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