Damn. You're right. For the past 4 years Stephen Harrison has been almost an "embedded journalist" generating happy-talk for Slate about Wikimedia/pedia. I had not even noticed most of his past "propagandizing" (although I admit to not reading Slate regularly anymore--the general quality of Slate's writing has gone way downhill.) He often talks like a paid shill. How NICE that WIkimuddle finally got themselves a fanboy writing on a semi-major news site. Pity they got him just as Slate's readership and traffic started to decline in a serious way.
He's even getting free tutoring on the internal jargon. Directly from the resident little shits (without saying anything unfavorable about the little shits, who created this stupid jargon in the first place)
https://slate.com/technology/2018/12/wi ... nning.html
He repeats the happy parts they WANT him to repeat, such as the "English Wikipedia’s 1,194 administrators" bit, witihout mentioning that only about 400 of those administrators are actually DOING ANYTHING in recent years. He keeps mentioning Molly White too. Why?
Even when he has BAD news to report about Wikipedia insider crap, he tries to put a "happy spin" on it. And fails. Because major Wiki wars are usually stupid and petty and evil beyond all belief.
https://slate.com/technology/2019/04/ka ... -hole.html
https://slate.com/technology/2019/07/wi ... versy.html
"and the community has historically maintained a strong democratic ethos" MY ASS. They pretend to be "democratic", while actually operating more like the Church of Scientology.
Is Harrison an anonymous administrator or an obsessive editor himself? Or is the WMF simply paying him under the table? Are the wikifuckers feeding him "talking points" for his essays? Questions, questions. I need to email him.
Such a NICE young man, with such beautiful teeth