...What is worse, the interested parties editing Wikipedia might not only be individuals, but also institutions and even interested states or state agencies. If the latter possess the slightest bit of new media savvy, no one else will normally ever know.
The biggest problem with Wikipedia, as John Rosenthal found in the heavy-handed censoring of his entry, is that Jimmy Wales and the boyz are hypocrites of the first water. Like most who consider themselves political and social “progressives”, they don’t actually believe in all that democracy stuff they talk about. Rather, like most liberals/socialists they believe that for the good of “society” there must be an elite class of more intelligent and more righteous individuals who guide the benighted proletariat through the dangerous maze that is life. That way the masses won’t have to think too hard, and the “right” decisions will be guaranteed.