Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Conservapedia the truth will set you free or perhaps not...

A rather amusing article on The Register about Conservapedia made me chuckle. No liberal bias getting in the way of conservapedia like that rubbish Wikipedia oh no. I have already spotted a factual error, they have Gordon Brown down as taking over from Tony Blair in July. James Gordon Brown, generally known as Gordon Brown, is a Scottish Labour politician who has served as Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer since 1997. His mutual enmity with Prime Minister Tony Blair has been a consistent feature of British political life for a number of years, and he is to take over as Prime Minister when Tony Blair retires on 27 July 2007. Why was conservapedia started for ? Well because of this little incident: Conservapedia (Motto: "The truth shall set you free") is the brainchild of Andy Schlafly, who was moved to act when "teaching a history class to home-schooled teens" and confronted with the term "BCE", or "before the common era", in one student's assignment. "Where did that come from?" he asked, only to receive the chilling reply: "Wikipedia." The motto is actually quite silly, as the only truth you'll see on conservapedia is a conservative point of view on the truth. As the description for Hillary Clinton shows :- Hillary Clinton may suffer from a psychological condition that would raise questions about her fitness for office. A recent book entitled The Extreme Makeover of Hillary Rodham Clinton examines the Senator's instability, incoherent speeches as both student and First Lady, casual disregard for the law, and ever-changing opinion on the Iraq war. These character flaws, analyst Bay Buchanan writes, make Hillary overly dependent on gurus and outside experts, with no internal compass to guide her, displaying all the classic symptoms of "clinical narcissism." The American Psychiatric Association describes this condition to include feelings of superiority, self-importance and "fantasies of unlimited success, fame or power." The author further states, "We are not talking about self-infatuation, we are talking about a clinical condition that could make her dangerously ill-suited to become President and Commander in Chief." Yes that is pointing out the truth ain't it. Hillary Clinton is probably the main factor in Bill Clinton's successful attempt to become President of the United States, and she also stuck with Bill through thick and thin when the Conservatives tried their hardest to oust Clinton via impeachment. And it's not like Bush doesn't rely on a closed number of advisers and Dick Cheney. If Hillary Clinton is fit to be president is down to the American people to decide on election day if she of course wins the Democrat''s presidential nomination. For all wikipedia's faults, being too liberal is the least of my concerns about it. Factual correctness and impartial information is what is required for any truths to be valid. That means chucking out the liberal and conservative bias down the toilet and flushing it several times.

3 comments:

shlemazl said...

That's not a "conservative" point of view at all. Not in a "Maggie" or "Churchill" meaning of conservative. They are just religious nuts.

Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

I hate to comment right after Shlemo, the self-righteous/blowhard Jooooooooooo, but I agree with you, Kevin. If Wikipedia wants to present the truth, it should do so without any political bias. I've run into lots of posts on how the media is "way left" lately, and the fact that you're shedding light on a "right-only" source of info. does you credit.

shlemazl said...

So I am a blowhard, but at least I have something to brag about. Like being able to understand a simple post.