Friday Fun Link – Conservapedia (March 2, 2007)

The son of conservative icon, Phyllis Schlafly, Andrew Schlafly has
set-up a conservative alternative to the “liberal-biased” Wikipedia
called “
Conservapedia“.

(via
MetaFilter which includes some of the funnier excerpts from the site.)

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    :O (!)

    Posted 03 Mar 2007 at 5:28 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I loved Andrew's explanation of the difference between Conservapedia and Wikipedia:
    “We have clear principles that we display, whereas Wikipedia pretends to be neutral and ends up biased.” (Courtesy of http://www.wired.com/news/technology/internet/0,72818-0.html)
    So apparently, as long as you are up front about your biases and stick to them, that's okay.

    Posted 03 Mar 2007 at 6:06 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Is that the emoticon for Rush Limbaugh? 😉
    (That's the only emoticon I know!)

    Posted 03 Mar 2007 at 6:12 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    I didn't see that story – thanks for the link. I think by framing the site as a biased (sorry, “principled”) site, they're setting themselves up for failure immediately. One half of the world will be so biased one way and the other half will go in there just to screw with the site. At least Wikipedia *tries* to be neutral. And if Wikipedia has a liberal bias, it's for the same reason that journalism and librarianship and certain other fields/areas have a liberal bias – it attracts a certain type of personality – well-educated, worldly, progressive – so that is reflected in the content. (Uhm, not that conservatives can't be well-educated and worldly. But I'm not giving them “progressive”!)

    Posted 03 Mar 2007 at 6:24 am

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