[Wikimedia-l] Trent Franks quotes Wikipedia in the house of representatives

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 4 14:31:57 UTC 2012

Hi there,
It looks like Trent Franks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Franks)
is a fan of wikipedia, but needs some information about how it works.
He quotes Wikipedia, ``One  year after the Fort Hood shooting, the
motivations of the perpetrator were not yet established.'', maybe he
needs to learn how to update the article if he has more information
about it. Why would quoting wikipedia here be something that is a good
idea? As if the article is always the most up to date. I think that
quoting the sources are more import. He could add tags as well. Maybe
someone should sit down with him and give him some tutoring.


See :

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Scout (Sunlight Foundation) <scout at sunlightfoundation.com>
Date: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Subject: wikipedia - 1 speech
To: "jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com" <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>

Aug 3, 2012 - Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) said:

"...o avoid confronting his acts as inspired by his support for
radical Islamism. An American of Palestinian descent, Hasan had been
in touch with a radical American cleric in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki. He
declared Hasan a hero. Al-Awlaki was himself declared a ``specially
designated global terrorist'' and, with presidential approval, was
killed by a predator missile. Yet, despite the evidence, Wikipedia
reports, ``One year after the Fort Hood shooting, the motivations of
the perpetrator were not yet es..."


James Michael DuPont
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