[Foundation-l] Wikipedia articles based on Wikileaks material

Andreas Kolbe jayen466 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 12 17:36:03 UTC 2010

--- On Sun, 12/12/10, David Moran <fordmadoxfraud at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: David Moran <fordmadoxfraud at gmail.com>

> Taking the nonexistence of an article
> on a particular subject as positive
> evidence of an editorial judgment by our "best sources" is
> an unsupportable
> argument.  Wikipedia is not here to index articles
> published in the NYT and
> Washington Post.  A reputable secondary source is a
> reputable secondary
> source is a reputable secondary source.

You misunderstood what I was saying, and I am partly to blame for that. I
was not saying that we shouldn't cover something unless the New York Times 
has written about it.

What I am saying is that if the New York Times for example covers a topic
in detail but omits, say, the name and address of a minor involved, then we 
should arguably follow their judgment - especially if other high-quality
sources have done the same. We should not go with the one source that 
*does* mention the minor's name and address.



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