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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by wexter » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:10 am

Back on the Stephan Molenuex Train Wreck
I am pointing out, in talk, that the article uses questionable sources as follows;





Cursory Study of Sources in this Article that are Not Reliable, Not Neutral, or Biased
There are many "Reliable Sources" quoted in this article but it is quite clear that the conclusion of this article was in desperate search of justification aka Bias, many of the sources quoted are unreliable proving out that that this article was written as original research;

"This article must present NPOV" This article must be re-written as to be fair.


Media Matters - Political Lobby - David Brock is an American liberal political consultant, author, and commentator who founded the media watchdog group Media Matters for America.

Pro Tem. York University/Glendon College. - College Paper Opinion

New York: Free Press - Political Action - Through activism and advocacy on issues

Alternative Influence - Political Opinion and Research Pre Phd Personal Blog

Dark Net – Season 1, Episode 5. Showtime. - Sensational TV Show

Palgrave - Opinion Included as Original Research

Voice of the American - Political Opinion (not to be confused with Voice of America)

Self Described as a left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture

Vice - News Entertainment - Disney Fox and ironically Gavin Miles McInnes Proud Boys

NewsBank and News Hub -- an entertainment editor is actually quoted

ScreenRant A content farm which simply repeats information

Mises.org - Right Wing Libertarian Group

Jared Hold - Political Action through a think tank

KPIX-TV/CBS - News Unverifiable

Right-Wing Watch - Political

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by wexter » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:23 am

Within two seconds a weenie "Ixocactus" deleted a half hours work pointing out biased sources.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:16 pm

A bit of the "house bias" for you plus a demonstration of the WP tendency to incompetently practice "social justice".

Shoot up a school and murder 17 people, including some children? You get 211k bytes in one article.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoneman_ ... l_shooting

In fact: there are so many school shootings in the US, new cases vanish into this massive list. Most cases don't even have their own WP articles. Let me guess, "not notable".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s ... ted_States

However: what about a Stanford nerd raping an unconscious student? The rage-heavens open and the Wiki-Neurotics write long and embarrassing dissertations. This case is little known outside of California.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_v._Turner 117k bytes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanel_Miller 27k bytes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_My_Name:_A_Memoir 15k bytes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Persky 33k bytes

The "repercussions for the judge" section in the main article is a useless repeat of the article about the judge. Man they hate Persky. Who says public shaming is "archaic"? Also, does the amount of coverage Wikipedia gives to sexual assault exceed the coverage of mass murders? It might. Sexual-assault cases trigger the hell out of certain WP sock operators. Especially if the perp is wealthy or a celebrity.

Bill Cosby is getting the "full splutter treatment" on WP. I seriously doubt any of this will have an effect on rapes or on the prosecution thereof. Men still get away with it routinely, especially if they can afford plenty of lawyers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cosb ... ault_cases
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Co ... _Cosby,_Jr.

Most of the articles in this category now mention the sexual-assault cases. Related or not. "In case someone hasn't heard of it"?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Bill_Cosby

I'm surprised this article doesn't mention it....maybe soon? This is the show that made Justin Roiland famous, leading directly to the creation of Rick And Morty. Thanks Bill!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Cosbys
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by wexter » Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:59 pm

As opposed to Wikipedia, Britannica provides a concise overview about School Shootings. HOWEVER the Britannica article on School Shootings highly subjective.

This is the first time I have seen a Britannica article that is highly biased. The gatekeepers of Britannica allowed cultural nonsense in.

The Britianica article suggests (which is highly subjective - based on academic study) that black school shooters are poorly treated in the press while white school shooters engender support in the media! It also implies that black students are more hardened to the realities of life (to include bullying) so they are less apt to be triggered into a school a shooting spree!

https://www.britannica.com/contributor/ ... se/9535536

Greathouse is a black professor teaching in a Masters of Social Work program, who authored a single article about race and crime. At Smith she gave a guest lecture entitled;

"The Anti-Racism Task Force presents Beyond Black and White: What can critical mixed-race theory contribute to clinical social work?"

This is the first time I have seen this kind of subjectivity (and bias) in Britannica. At least the bias can be traced to a single author with a single expertly-biased opinion. I would think that much of social science is subjective. Its sort of sad...that this topic occupies space in an encyclopedia of any kind.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:25 pm

wexter wrote:
Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:59 pm
This is the first time I have seen this kind of subjectivity (and bias) in Britannica. At least the bias can be traced to a single author with a single expertly-biased opinion. I would think that much of social science is subjective. Its sort of sad...that this topic occupies space in an encyclopedia of any kind.
All encyclopedias have similar problems. Find a pre-1970s Britannica and I guarantee you will find some very disturbing content about indigenous people and politics. Really, does anyone expect Brits to be "even handed" considering the history of their now-collapsed empire?

Whether Wikipedia will be the same after a human lifetime (assumig it does outlive its orignal founders) is impossible to say. Let's just put down that it "doesn't look too good".

And today I saw this. Created today (19 February) only because she suddenly became "notable" due to media reports about her death. It's a shit article, it could be longer (references do exist), but I expect it will remain shit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsey_Pearlman
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:41 pm

Can't remember noting the James Bulger article and the massive UK shitstorm over the case. Not so much a Wiki-stupidity item, as an item showing the extreme stupidity of governments, as well as the sort of "nice young men" walking around loose in Britain.

Today, 29 years after little Jimmy Bulger was tortured and killed, it is STILL a "criminal offence" in the UK to describe, post photos, or divulge the location of his murderer Jon Venables, thanks to the British mealy-mouthed treatment of "free speech" concepts. Even though he keeps going around and "outing himself" to people. But here it is on Wikipedia, in some detail (although lacking recent photos--wonder if Wikimedia UK got threatening letters from the Crown prosecutor.) You can also google Venables and find some photos of him, on websites presumably not hosted in the UK.

You can learn more than you will want to know from that magnificent bastard Count Dankula, because he recently posted a video about the case. Yep, he's got a point: the "United" "Kingdom" could probably use a First Amendment. As if that will ever happen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOAuMATiRA0
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:07 am

Jesus kee-rist, I was complaining about Isomorphic keyboard TEN YEARS AGO. Originally created by Jim Plamondon, a maker of isomorphic keyboards. It was crap in 2008 and it's become even longer and crappier since then.

PS: this little shit was running around at the time and removing anything he thought was "promotional or advertising". Including some of Plamondon's self-promotion on the keyboard article. Little shit made a big mess on hundreds of articles and filed or voted on god knows how many AFDs. Some deserved and some not. He finally gave up and quit in 2016. Remains one of the worst deletionists I've ever run across. Incompetence is WELCOME on Wikipedia!
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:06 pm

Bad "list" of the month:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_W ... lying_aces

Notice how much attention the German "aces" get. And how many of the others are red links. (Nazi leadership was notorious for being very loose with the "ace" designation, for propaganda purposes. They also passed out medals and commendations like popcorn, as did the Soviets/Russians. At least that is noted at the top. But this could damned well be a lot more blunt. It counts as another Military History fanboy article.)
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by wexter » Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:43 am

ericbarbour wrote:
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:06 pm
Bad "list" of the month:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_W ... lying_aces

Notice how much attention the German "aces" get. And how many of the others are red links. (Nazi leadership was notorious for being very loose with the "ace" designation, for propaganda purposes. They also passed out medals and commendations like popcorn, as did the Soviets/Russians. At least that is noted at the top. But this could damned well be a lot more blunt. It counts as another Military History fanboy article.)
Better call on the "Wired" Baseball Bat Wielding Inglorious masochist turned dominatrix Ksenia Coffman and her wanna be husband Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz to knock some sense into those rat bastard Nazi Wiki-idiots.

She will throw the kitchen sink on that errant list or perhaps a time sink. Wikipedia = A time sink is a task that takes a long time or wastes someone's time.

I don't know if the highlight of her life was an article in Wired or a free T shirt from Wikimedia Foundation which she was awarded "just yesterday."

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Here is the "weird" Kesenia Coffman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:K.e.coffman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:K.e.coffman
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Merchan ... .e.coffman

Here is the Wired article about Ksenia Coffman;
https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans- ... wikipedia/

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:29 am

wexter wrote:
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:43 am
I don't know if the highlight of her life was an article in Wired or a free T shirt from Wikimedia Foundation which she was awarded "just yesterday."
:D :lol: Thanks, I am well acquainted with Ksenia and her glorious wiki history. Just another sucker on the raft.
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