[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny - Harry Reid

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu Feb 23 06:56:42 UTC 2006

Sue Anne Reed wrote:

>I don't know how Wikipedia is going to handle this as it continues to 
>become a more widely read source of information. People, especially 
>politicians, are going to want to be able to have a voice in that 
>information. How do we balance that with NPOV? On the Abramoff / Reid 
>situation, I don't think you'll be able to reach NPOV. Folks on the 
>right and possibly centrists are going to point to certain facts and say 
>that it shows Reid is connected to the lobbying scandal and that he's a 
>hypocrite for saying he's not. Folks on the left are going to call it a 
>giant smear campaign by the right to try and downplay their culpability. 
>Has any news outlet reached consensus on this one?
This kind of issue will continue to face us regularly with different 
people.  The issues must be faced directly; you don't achieve NPOV by 


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