Wikipedia scrubs Obama eligibility

Wikipedia, the online “free encyclopedia” mega-site written and edited entirely by its users, has been deleting within minutes any mention of eligibility issues surrounding Barack Obama’s presidency, with administrators kicking off anyone who writes about the subject, WND has learned.

A perusal through Obama’s current Wikipedia entry finds a heavily guarded, mostly glowing biography about the U.S. president. Some of Obama’s most controversial past affiliations, including with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and former Weathermen terrorist Bill Ayers, are not once mentioned, even though those associations received much news media attention and served as dominant themes during the presidential elections last year.

Also completely lacking is any mention of the well-publicized concerns surrounding Obama’s eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief.

Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 300,000 others and sign up now!

Indeed, multiple times, Wikipedia users who wrote about the eligibility issues had their entries deleted almost immediately and were banned from re-posting any material on the website for three days.

In one example, Wikipedia user “Jerusalem21” added the following to Obama’s page:

“There have been some doubts about whether Obama was born in the U.S. after the politician refused to release to the public a carbon copy of his birth certificate and amid claims from his relatives he may have been born in Kenya. Numerous lawsuits have been filed petitioning Obama to release his birth certificate, but most suits have been thrown out by the courts.”

As is required on the online encyclopedia, that entry was backed up by third-party media articles, citing the Chicago Tribune and WorldNetDaily.com

The entry was posted on Feb. 24, at 6:16 p.m. EST. Just three minutes later, the entry was removed by a Wikipedia administrator, claiming the posting violated the websites rules against “fringe” material.

According to Wikipedia rules, however, a “fringe theory can be considered notable if it has been referenced extensively, and in a serious manner, in at least one major publication, or by a notable group or individual that is independent of the theory.”

The Obama eligibility issue has indeed been reported extensively by multiple news media outlets. WorldNetDaily has led the coverage. Other news outlets, such as Britain’s Daily Mail and the Chicago Tribune have released articles critical of claims Obama may not be eligible. The Los Angeles Times quoted statements by former presidential candidate Alan Keys doubting Obama is eligible to serve as president. Just last week, the Internet giant America Online featured a top news article about the eligibility subject, referencing WND’s coverage.

When the user “Jerusalem21” tried to repost the entry about Obama’s eligibility a second time, another administrator removed the material within two minutes and then banned the Wikipedia user from posting anything on the website for three days.

Wikipedia administrators have the ability to kick off users if the administrator believes the user violated the website’s rules.

Over the last month, WND has monitored several other attempts to add eligibility issues to Obama’s Wikipedia page. In every attempt monitored, the information was deleted within minutes and the user who posted the material was barred from the website for three days.

Angela Beesley Starling, a spokeswoman for Wikipedia, explained to WND that all the website’s encyclopedia content is monitored by users. She said the administrators who deleted the entries are volunteers.

“Administrators,” Starling said, “are simply people who are trusted by the other community members to have access to some extra tools that allow them to delete pages and perform other tasks that help the encyclopedia.”

According to Alexa.com, Wikipedia is the seventh most trafficked website on the Internet. A Google search for the words “Barack Obama” brings up the president’s Wikipedia page in the top four choices, following two links to Obama’s official websites.

Ayers, Wright also missing in Obama’s bio

The entire Wikipedia entry on Obama seems to be heavily promotional toward the U.S. president. It contains nearly no criticism or controversy, including appropriate mention of important issues where relevant.

For example, the current paragraph on Obama’s religion contains no mention of Wright, even though Obama’s association with the controversial pastor was one of the most talked about issues during the presidential campaign.

That paragraph states: “Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand ‘the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change.’ He was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ in 1988 and was an active member there for two decades.”

Ayers is also not mentioned, even where relevant.

WND monitored as a Wikipedia user attempted to add Ayers’ name to an appropriate paragraph. One of those additions, backed up with news articles, read as follows:

“He served alongside former Weathermen leader William Ayers from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1991. Ayers was the founder and director of the Challenge.”

Within two minutes that Wikipedia entry was deleted and the user banned from posting on the website for three days, purportedly for adding “Point of View junk edits,” even though the addition was well-established fact.

The Wikipedia entry about former President George W. Bush, by contrast, is highly critical. One typical entry reads, “Prior to his marriage, Bush had multiple accounts of alcohol abuse. … After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism. In 2005, the Bush administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina. In December 2007, the United States entered the second-longest post-World War II recession.”

The entry on Bush also cites claims that he was “favorably treated due to his father’s political standing” during his National Guard service.” It says Bush served on the board of directors for Harken and that questions of possible insider trading involving Harken arose even though a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation concluded the information Bush had at the time of his stock sale was not sufficient to constitute insider trading.

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    Murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom
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    Hugh Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, and Channon Gail Christian, 21, were a couple from Knoxville, Tennessee. According to a Tennessee grand jury, they were both raped and murdered after being kidnapped early on the morning of January 7, 2007. Their vehicle had been carjacked.[1][2] Five suspects have been arrested and charged in the case.[3] The grand jury indicted four of the suspects on counts of murder, robbery, kidnapping, rape and theft, while one final suspect has already been convicted of federal charges as accessory after the fact to carjacking.[2]
    Contents
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    * 1 Crime
    o 1.1 Reaction
    * 2 Victims
    * 3 Suspects and indictments
    * 4 Trials
    * 5 Verdicts
    * 6 References
    * 7 External links

    [edit] Crime

    According to news reports, Christian and Newsom had gone on a date at a local restaurant on Saturday, January 6, 2007, but did not return home. During their night out, the couple was “hijacked, bound and blindfolded and taken back to Lemaricus Devall ‘Slim’ Davidson’s rented house on Chipman Street.”[4]

    Christian’s parents found her abandoned Toyota 4-Runner two blocks away from the Chipman Street house the following Monday with the help of her mobile phone provider. An envelope recovered from the vehicle yielded fingerprint evidence that led police to Lemaricus Davidson and 2316 Chipman Street. When police went to the address on Tuesday, January 9, they found the home unoccupied and Christian’s body in a trash can in the kitchen.

    According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly raped and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks, where a gun was placed to the back of his head and fired. He was shot twice more, once in the neck and once in the back. His body was then set afire. Christian’s death would come only after hours of sexual torture, medical examiner Mileusnic-Polchan testified. Christian suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth. She was not only raped but savaged with “an object,” the doctor testified. She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed with the same solution – all while Christian was alive, the forensic expert said. She was then “hog-tied,” with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets. Christian died slowly, suffocating, the medical examiner said.[5]

    [edit] Reaction

    The national news media was criticized by some for not giving the crime adequate coverage because the victims were white and the suspects black, but one commentator explained that “as bad as this crime is, the apparent absence of any interest group involvement or any other ‘angle’ might also explain the lack of coverage.”[4][6][7] This criticism was also fueled by erroneous early reports of dismemberment and mutilations.[8] Most of the original reports with misinformation (reported from a federal deputy after the suspects’ arrest in Kentucky) were later denied by the District Attorney.[8] Police Chief Sterling Owen IV said that there is no indication the crimes were racially motivated and that the murders and assault “appears to have been a random violent act.”[9]

    “There is absolutely no proof of a hate crime,” said John Gill, special counsel to Knox County District Atty. Randy Nichols. “We know from our investigation that the people charged in this case were friends with white people, socialized with white people, dated white people. So not only is there no evidence of any racial animus, there’s evidence to the contrary.”[10] Some commentators have disagreed, notably including white nationalist Hal Turner, claiming that such a crime would include a motive of racial hate. This viewpoint was also repeated, along with erroneous rumors about the crime, in some conservative-leaning media, including blogger Michelle Malkin on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor program.[11] Prior to the DA’s statement, Newsom’s mother sympathized with the “hate crime” position stating, “It may have started out as a carjacking, but what it developed into was blacks hating whites.”[10] Christian’s father (addressing those who used his daughter’s death to suit their own agenda) appeared ambivalent, stating “[the crime] ain’t about you.”[11] However, after the conviction of Eric Boyd, Christian clarified his belief that it was a hate crime, stating that “what they did, you don’t do unless you hate.”[12]

    Reaction

    The national news media was criticized by some for not giving the crime adequate coverage because the victims were white and the suspects black, but one commentator explained that “as bad as this crime is, the apparent absence of any interest group involvement or any other ‘angle’ might also explain the lack of coverage.”[4][6][7] This criticism was also fueled by erroneous early reports of dismemberment and mutilations.[8] Most of the original reports with misinformation (reported from a federal deputy after the suspects’ arrest in Kentucky) were later denied by the District Attorney.[8] Police Chief Sterling Owen IV said that there is no indication the crimes were racially motivated and that the murders and assault “appears to have been a random violent act.”[9]

    “There is absolutely no proof of a hate crime,” said John Gill, special counsel to Knox County District Atty. Randy Nichols. “We know from our investigation that the people charged in this case were friends with white people, socialized with white people, dated white people. So not only is there no evidence of any racial animus, there’s evidence to the contrary.”[10] Some commentators have disagreed, notably including white nationalist Hal Turner, claiming that such a crime would include a motive of racial hate. This viewpoint was also repeated, along with erroneous rumors about the crime, in some conservative-leaning media, including blogger Michelle Malkin on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor program.[11] Prior to the DA’s statement, Newsom’s mother sympathized with the “hate crime” position stating, “It may have started out as a carjacking, but what it developed into was blacks hating whites.”[10] Christian’s father (addressing those who used his daughter’s death to suit their own agenda) appeared ambivalent, stating “[the crime] ain’t about you.”[11] However, after the conviction of Eric Boyd, Christian clarified his belief that it was a hate crime, stating that “what they did, you don’t do unless you hate.”[12]

    [edit] Victims

    Christian moved from Louisiana to Tennessee with her family in 1997. She was a graduate of Farragut High School and a senior majoring in sociology at the University of Tennessee. On January 12 her family released a statement to thank the Knoxville community “for all their prayers and everything.” A candlelight vigil was held on the university campus January 25, 2007 in her honor. In 2008, a Golf Tournament and Memorial Foundation were established in Channon Christian’s memory to provide a scholarship for a Farragut High School Senior to attend the University of Tennessee.

    Newsom, a former baseball player for the Halls High School Red Devils, graduated in 2002. He was interred at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens.

    [edit] Suspects and indictments

    The four indicted were:

    * George Geovonni “Detroit” Thomas, 27, faces a total of 46 charges. Thomas was indicted on 16 counts of felony murder growing out of the rape, robbery, kidnapping, and theft of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts of premeditated murder, 2 counts of especially aggravated robbery, 4 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, 20 counts of aggravated rape, and 2 counts of theft.

    * Lemaricus Devall “Slim” Davidson, 25, (b. June 13, 1981) faces the same 46 charges as Thomas. Davidson had also completed serving a five-year sentence in Tennessee on a previous felony conviction for carjacking and aggravated robbery on August 5, 2006.

    * Letalvis “Rome” Cobbins, 24, (b. December 20, 1982) also faces the same 46 charges as Thomas. In 2003, Cobbins was convicted of third-degree attempted robbery in New York state. He and Davidson are brothers.

    * Vanessa Coleman, 18, was arrested by police in Lebanon, Kentucky. She faces 40 Tennessee state charges. Coleman was indicted on 12 counts of felony murder growing out of the rape, robbery, kidnapping, and theft of Christian and Newsom, 1 count of premeditated murder (of Christian only), 1 count of especially aggravated robbery (of Newsom only), 4 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, 20 counts of aggravated rape, and 2 counts of theft.

    In each indictment, the large number of rape counts were included to provide a range of options for prosecutors, not to reflect the number of rapes which actually occurred.[13]

    Further, Eric DeWayne “E” Boyd, 34, was arrested in connection with the fatal carjacking, though not indicted by the Knox County grand jury. Still, Boyd was charged in federal court as an accessory after the fact for helping the suspects evade the police. Later, Boyd was also accused by Thomas and Cobbins of rape and murder, and a search warrant was obtained for his DNA.[14] The accusations did not result in charges.[15]

    [edit] Trials
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    The four suspects indicted in Knox County were originally scheduled to be tried separately, at trials scheduled between May and August 2008.[16] However, the trial date for the subjects indicted in Knox County was moved back to 2009 in February 2008.[17] In an apparent attempt to force the prosecution to try the case with the least forensic evidence first, the attorneys for Thomas filed a motion for a speedy trial, arguing there was no forensic link between their client and the crime scene.[18] Thomas has been granted the motion and is scheduled to go on trial on August 11th. Judge Baumgartner recently ruled that Thomas’ phone calls made from the jailhouse to his acquaintances are admissible as evidence.[19]

    District Attorney Randy Nichols has announced that the state would be seeking the death penalty for both Cobbins (currently the first to go to trial) and Coleman if convicted.[20][21] Davidson has also been indicted for a second robbery which was committed after the murders.[16] The publicity against the accused led the defense to argue that a change of venue was required in order to ensure a fair trial. However, the state argued that an impartial jury could be found during voir dire, and the presiding judge subsequently denied the motion as “premature.”[22]

    [edit] Verdicts

    On April 16, 2008, Eric Boyd was found guilty in Federal court of being an accessory to a fatal carjacking and for failing to report the location of a known fugitive. [23] Boyd’s was the first case to go to trial, and he was the only suspect not charged with murder.[24] He has been sentenced to the maximum of 18 years in Federal prison.[25]

    [edit] References

    1. ^ Satterfield, Jamie; Don Jacobs (2007-01-13). “Details of double slaying emerge”, Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved on 2007-06-12.
    2. ^ a b Grand jury presentment in Christian/Newsom case, Knoxville News Sentinel, 2007-03-03
    3. ^ Granju, Katie Allison (2007-04-18). “Female suspect arraigned in Channon Christian, Chris Newsom murders”, WBIR-TV. Retrieved on 2007-06-12.
    4. ^ a b Lohr, David (2007-04-03). “Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian Brutally Murdered As The Nation Looks on”, Court TV/Crime Library. Retrieved on 2007-06-12.
    5. ^ Victim’s father: ‘One down, four to go’, knoxnews.com, April, 16, 2008.
    6. ^ “Media criticized in slayings with racial overtone”. MSNBC (2007-05-20). Retrieved on 2007-06-30.
    7. ^ Mansfield, Duncan (2007-05-17). “Critics say news media ignoring Knoxville couple slaying”, Associated Press. Retrieved on 2007-05-17.
    8. ^ a b Slaying victims lost in the furor, Knoxville News Sentinel, May 27, 2007
    9. ^ Watson, Kay (2007-05-17). “City leaders say race not an element in Christian, Newsom murders”, WBIR-TV. Retrieved on 2007-05-17.
    10. ^ a b Witt, H (2007-06-10). “What is a Hate Crime?”, Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-06-15.
    11. ^ a b Sanchez, Casey (Fall 2007). “The Big Lie”. Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved on 2007-10-09.
    12. ^ Channon Christian’s parents speak exclusively to WVLT, WVLT, April 17, 2008.
    13. ^ Granju, Katie Allison (2007-02-20). “Christian, Newsom murder suspects in court”, WBIR-TV. Retrieved on 2007-06-12.
    14. ^ [1], Knox County, Tennessee from January 12, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-17
    15. ^ WBIR.com | Knoxville, TN | Boyd could get double prison sentence with new indictment
    16. ^ a b Granju, Katie Allison (2007-05-17). “Trials set for suspects in Christian, Newsom murders”, WBIR-TV. Retrieved on 2007-05-17.
    17. ^ Brian, Gregory; Kim Bedford (2008-02-14). “Christian-Newsom Murders: Trial for one carjacker moved to 2009, others could follow”. WVLT-TV. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.
    18. ^ Jamie Satterfield. “Alleged carjacker wants 1st trial”. knoxnews.com. March 7, 2008.
    19. ^ Satterfield, Jamie (2008-06-25). “Judge: Recordings can be used in fatal carjackings case”, knoxnews.com, Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved on 2008-07-28.
    20. ^ Jim Balloch. “State can delay sharing evidence”. knoxnews.com. October 12, 2007.
    21. ^ Barker, Scott (2008-02-15). “Another death penalty notice in Christian-Newsom slayings”. Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.
    22. ^ Jamie Satterfield. “Judge denies change of venue for Boyd”. knoxnews.com. December 1, 2007.
    23. ^ GUILTY: Eric Boyd’s Christian-Newsom murder accessory trial over, VolunteerTV.com, April 16, 2008.
    24. ^ Accessory case deliberations to start Wed. in double murder, WATE.com, April 15, 2008.
    25. ^ Boyd guilty of aiding alleged ringleader in fatal carjacking, knoxnews.com, April 17, 2008.

    [edit] External links

    * Newsom, Christian Family Reaction w/Video
    * 5th Suspect Arrested in Double Murder, Announcement Expected Soon
    * Volunteer TV 8 Double Murder Suspect Indicted in Court
    * Martin, Roland S., “Commentary: Where is the outrage when humans are abused?,” CNN
    * Withdraw Request for speedy trial

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