The link is to the NPR article and the comment below is worth reviewing.
How can this perception typical among the NPR commentators be over-turned?
" Boe D (Dajoe) wrote:
"People: If you are knowledgable enough to find a fault in Wikipedia--Go
Boe, are you kidding? it's because of the hubris and tenacity of the
ignorant that we cannot fix it. we have only finite energy and time, and
the self-appointed "editors" who elect among themselves the
"administrators" (who wield the real power), will just revert any fix that
doesn't fit with their POV.
if you take them on, they will run to an admin friend of theirs and you
will be blocked. if you stand your ground, they will "community ban" you
indefinitely and then you either get another login ID or you edit
anonymously, but in either case you must fly below the radar or be accused
you can be a noted expert in your field, but if you are outnumbered by two
self-appointed editors that disagree, any time you spend contributing to
the project will eventually be wasted.
the second pillar of Wikipedia has crumbled to the earth. it does not exist
anymore except as rubble."
if Jimbo only knew.
Links send out this morning to 1000s of librarians.
Wikipedia Irks Philip Roth With Reluctance To Edit Entry About His