Chip Berlet linked to Islamists and Antifa

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Chip Berlet linked to Islamists and Antifa

Post by hyatt » Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:22 pm

Start with Chip Berlet, SlimVirgin, and Wikipedia
He soon found an ally in "SlimVirgin", an editor that joined shortly after Chip in late 2004. Their politics were similar, and SlimVirgin quickly learned that the way to win debates at Wikipedia is not by presenting a reasoned argument, but by "gaming the system": one must familiarize oneself with the rules, loudly accuse one's opponent of violating them, and then get the opponent banned -- problem solved. SlimVirgin was so successful at playing this game that she quickly became an administrator or "admin," giving her the power to ban political opponents herself.

Meanwhile, Chip also had something to offer to this symbiotic relationship. Wikipedia rules require that all opinions inserted into the articles must come from a previously published source. Voil�! Chip can write anything he likes, post it at the website of Political Research Associates, and it has been published! Suddenly Chip's writings were in demand, if not in the real world, at least in the nerd-obsessive battleground of Wikipedia.
More background at Conservapedia: The Daniel Brandt Controversy
Chip Berlet built a career writing in various far-left revolutionary publications, including Guardian (NY) of New York, founded by KGB agent Cedric Belfrage, whose writers at times included KGB operatives Anna Louise Strong, Agnes Smedley, and Wilfred Burchett.

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The WikiMedia Foundation retained Berlet - despite his penchant for excess, to deal with the ceaseless barrage of idiosyncratic musings from the followers of Lyndon LaRouche- until July 2008 when Berlet requested that his account be deleted, and he appeared to stop editing Wikipedia

While this was happening, Chip Berlett was on the steering committee of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation with Hussein Ibish, "a veteran pro-terrorist and anti-Israel activist" whose father founded the Harvard Islamic Society "that raised money for Islamic terrorists murdering Jews". So it looks like Islamic terrorists hijacked Wikipedia so long ago while nobody was paying attention and it never made the news.

Chip Berlet is accused of being one of the founding members of Antifa along with Michael Novick of the Weather Underground. So all of those scumbags may have deep links to Islamic terrorism.

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Re: Chip Berlet linked to Islamists and Antifa

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:27 am

And I might add: "islamic terror" or not, Chip is a remarkably arrogant, manipulative, dishonest and unpleasant human being. He gives political progressivism a bad name and makes enemies right and left.

He was still editing WP, and inserting his biases, as late as Feb. 2022. Including the "manicuring" of the Political Research Associates article. Conflict of interest, since he WORKED for PRA? No one cares. Chip is a special magical creature who is allowed to fuck with Wikipedia as much as he likes, even though the admins who protected him are dead, have quit, or were forced out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... hip.berlet
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Re: Chip Berlet linked to Islamists and Antifa

Post by Ognistysztorm » Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:26 am

ericbarbour wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:27 am
And I might add: "islamic terror" or not, Chip is a remarkably arrogant, manipulative, dishonest and unpleasant human being. He gives political progressivism a bad name and makes enemies right and left.

He was still editing WP, and inserting his biases, as late as Feb. 2022. Including the "manicuring" of the Political Research Associates article. Conflict of interest, since he WORKED for PRA? No one cares. Chip is a special magical creature who is allowed to fuck with Wikipedia as much as he likes, even though the admins who protected him are dead, have quit, or were forced out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... hip.berlet
This is really a juicy one which should be forwarded to Rob Heatherly and the Good Trouble Show because now Wikipedia has alienated the UAP community with alleged content biases against such topics.

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Re: Chip Berlet linked to Islamists and Antifa

Post by Bbb23sucks » Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:39 am

Ognistysztorm wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:26 am
ericbarbour wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:27 am
And I might add: "islamic terror" or not, Chip is a remarkably arrogant, manipulative, dishonest and unpleasant human being. He gives political progressivism a bad name and makes enemies right and left.

He was still editing WP, and inserting his biases, as late as Feb. 2022. Including the "manicuring" of the Political Research Associates article. Conflict of interest, since he WORKED for PRA? No one cares. Chip is a special magical creature who is allowed to fuck with Wikipedia as much as he likes, even though the admins who protected him are dead, have quit, or were forced out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... hip.berlet
This is really a juicy one which should be forwarded to Rob Heatherly and the Good Trouble Show because now Wikipedia has alienated the UAP community with alleged content biases against such topics.
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Re: Chip Berlet linked to Islamists and Antifa

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:30 pm

Aww how sad. Oberranks can't even think of an insult to post about Chip.

(If Chip knew he even existed, Chip would be writing long incoherent essays claiming that Oberranks is a "Nazi collaborator working from within the US government to destroy Our Way Of Life" or something similar. That's what Chip does.)

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