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The Joy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Set...ict-of-Interest

David Shankbone has accused journalist Seth Finkelstein of having a conflict of interest in reporting on Wikipedia and Jimbo Wales. According to Shankbone, Seth has a negative bias towards Wikipedia. Shankbone is even planning on contacting other journalists to report Seth's "conflict of interest."

Shankbone's gone to new lows.
Somey
Moderator's note: Two similar threads were merged into one thread, hence the apparent redundancy of the following post. As is well-known, The Joy has a history of beating Somey to the punch by three minutes or less.

Over on User_talk:Seth Finkelstein (permalink), a certain uber-troll and self-promoting porn-uploader of our unfortunate acquaintance seems to have taken issue with Mr. Finkelstein's "reporting on Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales," calling it a "conflict of interest" - and even semi-threatening to send a strongly worded letter to the Guardian's "reader's editor," to see how he "handles it." (He also misuses the word "comports" when he probably means "accords," but I digress.)

Of course, the link provided by the uber-troll in question merely leads to Mr. Finkelstein's September 2006 piece about his objections to his (now-deleted) BLP article. Apparently, at least one person wants to define the term "conflict of interest" to mean that WP once had an article about you and you objected to it!

So I guess now, if Wikipedia wants to try and get journalists in trouble for criticizing it/them, they just have to create an article on the journalist in question, fill it with lies, innuendo, and misplaced emphasis, wait for the inevitable AfD, and call any critical stories written afterwards a "conflict of interest!" What a brilliantly clever and subtle scheme!

And yet, somehow this particular uber-troll is still allowed to abuse Wikipedia freely for his own petty, self-promotional, and ludicrously vengeful uber-trolling ends. As long as it continues, I'm afraid I'll have to remain convinced that absurdity and hypocrisy really know no bounds over there, and that any complaints about "harassment" and "COI" coming from a Wikipedia user, no matter how seemingly justified, are just empty rhetoric.
wikiwhistle
QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 11th April 2009, 6:31pm) *

Over on User_talk:Seth Finkelstein (permalink), a certain uber-troll and self-promoting porn-uploader of our unfortunate acquaintance seems to have taken issue with Mr. Finkelstein's "reporting on Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales," calling it a "conflict of interest," threatening to send a strongly-worded letter to the Guardian's "reader's editor," to see how he "handles it." (He also misuses the word "comports" when he probably means "accords," but I digress.)


Just let him try. Presumably they will back SF up, he's been open about the history and they still want his writings.

QUOTE

And yet, somehow this particular uber-troll is still allowed to abuse Wikipedia freely for his own petty, self-promotional, and ludicrously vengeful uber-trolling ends. As long as it continues, I'm afraid I'll have to remain convinced that absurdity and hypocrisy really know no bounds over there, and that any complaints about "harassment" and "COI" coming from a Wikipedia user, no matter how seemingly justified, are just empty rhetoric.


He said in january, on his blog that he was leaving WP as it was stopping him building a real life with any direction outside wikiworld, for his real self rather than his Shankbone persona. His post was quite deep, with self-insight and I inwardly wished him well. A shame he didn't seem to noticeably follow up his resolution, at least where WP is concerned.
Noroton
QUOTE(The Joy @ Sat 11th April 2009, 1:28pm) *

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Set...ict-of-Interest

David Shankbone has accused journalist Seth Finkelstein of having a conflict of interest in reporting on Wikipedia and Jimbo Wales. According to Shankbone, Seth has a negative bias towards Wikipedia. Shankbone is even planning on contacting other journalists to report Seth's "conflict of interest."

Shankbone's gone to new lows.


Mods, can we please have a David Shankbone subsection of the Notable Editors section? He's not going away. He's a permanent scar on the landscape.

This isn't the only time Shankbone has gone after reporters. In addition to his sleazy behavior with the Fox anchor, he's offered a $200 reward on his blog for people to bother another Fox reporter who does "gotcha"-style interviews for The O'Reilly Factor. It's in his blog. I won't link to it.

The miasma spreads.

From what I saw of it, Shankbone is essentially calling Finkelstien biased. That's not a conflict of interest. It's got nothing to do with COI.
UseOnceAndDestroy
[Note: Duplicate threads merged to here]
gomi
QUOTE(Noroton @ Sat 11th April 2009, 10:47am) *
Mods, can we please have a David Shankbone subsection of the Notable Editors section? He's not going away. He's a permanent scar on the landscape.

The rule of thumb has been that there need to be five or more threads about him. I'll go take a quick pass at counting them .... and, yes, I found five in Editors. I'll get on it, but probably not today.
Somey
QUOTE(Noroton @ Sat 11th April 2009, 12:47pm) *
Mods, can we please have a David Shankbone subsection of the Notable Editors section? He's not going away. He's a permanent scar on the landscape.

As I recall, we decided we didn't want to give him the satisfaction...?

And to be honest, it's not like I blame him for wanting the satisfaction - when you've consumed (and created!) as much pornographic imagery as Shanky clearly has, it stands to reason that you're going to get a little jaded and start looking for other ways to get off in front of your computer. Seeing his fake name posted on other people's websites is probably just the way that gets it done for him, I suppose.
The Wales Hunter
Shankbone is the personification of something, yet I don't know what.

He returned from his trip to the Middle East with new pictures. I seem to recall he altered the Israeli-Palestinian Relations article (or something similar) to include a picture of Palestinian kids playing with toy guns!

He has written about how he was overcome by the urge to photograph a homeless woman changing her tampon on the street.

He used the clique/cabal/whatever to allow him to include his fake name on every image he files.

He added a picture of a male gay porn star with his hand wrapped around his penis, while waving, to the "wave" category or similar.

The list goes on and on. He's almost daring somebody to go through and find all the diffs and publish something about him...but perhaps that what he wants.
Noroton
QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 11th April 2009, 1:58pm) *

QUOTE(Noroton @ Sat 11th April 2009, 12:47pm) *
Mods, can we please have a David Shankbone subsection of the Notable Editors section? He's not going away. He's a permanent scar on the landscape.

As I recall, we decided we didn't want to give him the satisfaction...?

And to be honest, it's not like I blame him for wanting the satisfaction - when you've consumed (and created!) as much pornographic imagery as Shanky clearly has, it stands to reason that you're going to get a little jaded and start looking for other ways to get off in front of your computer. Seeing his fake name posted on other people's websites is probably just the way that gets it done for him, I suppose.

True, I think he does like notoriety. But at some point it just becomes easier for the rest of us if the Shankbone stuff is in one spot.

Incidentally, I'm going to back down on the language I'm using to describe Shankbone. I think I went too far in a previous thread I started and maybe even too far here. I'll just describe his (sleazy) activity from now on.
Somey
QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 1:04pm) *
The list goes on and on. He's almost daring somebody to go through and find all the diffs and publish something about him...but perhaps that what he wants.

No question about that. And it's more than a little likely that he's trying to get Seth himself to write something about him - presumably he's been looking at the page-referrer stats from his blog, and has decided he's not getting enough "juice" from Encyclopedia Dramatica alone.

What's guardian.co.uk's Alexa ranking these days? Let me check... hey, 319, at this particular moment at least! That could be worth a few extra clicks.
GlassBeadGame
QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 12:04pm) *


He returned from his trip to the Middle East with new pictures. I seem to recall he altered the Israeli-Palestinian Relations article (or something similar) to include a picture of Palestinian kids playing with toy guns!



I wouldn't be surprised if he gave the kid the toy gun. At the very least you can see him smiling and waving while all excited about using the pic to inflame passions, further sour relations and make the lives of that child worse. Essentially visual defamation.

The Wales Hunter
QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 11th April 2009, 7:10pm) *

QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 1:04pm) *
The list goes on and on. He's almost daring somebody to go through and find all the diffs and publish something about him...but perhaps that what he wants.

No question about that. And it's more than a little likely that he's trying to get Seth himself to write something about him - presumably he's been looking at the page-referrer stats from his blog, and has decided he's not getting enough "juice" from Encyclopedia Dramatica alone.

What's guardian.co.uk's Alexa ranking these days? Let me check... hey, 319, at this particular moment at least! That could be worth a few extra clicks.


It would be deliciously ironic if somebody as apparently rapidly pro-Israeli as Shankbone were to use the Guardian for anything other than toilet paper.

If he were just using Wikipedia to self-publicise, I'd almost want to salute him. But it's not his actual name being publicised.

Anyway, this picture always gives me a chuckle. How did he manage to find the only photographer with less technical abilities than himself? And how are his "Shankbone meets and greets" images even useful?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...himon_Peres.jpg

In all seriousness, it is a worry as an image can create a lasting impression in the fraction of the time it takes to read a sentence of text.
Somey
What's amazing about this is that Seth Finkelstein, of all the people out there criticizing Wikipedia, is probably the most anti-censorship of the lot. Maybe even by a considerable margin. Nobody knows more about, and argues against, "censorware," content filtering, and the use/misuse of routers and firewalls to stop information, including pornography, than Seth Finkelstein.

So why attack him? It makes no sense, unless... hmmm.gif

Does he think Seth is getting too interested in the pornographic spam problem? There was this piece from January 22, in which he writes of Google's PageRank algorithm:
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As porn is one of the most popular subjects for spam, legitimate writers concerned with sexual topics can find themselves filtered out as collateral damage.

Maybe Shanky read this bit and figured Seth was becoming, shall we say, a person of interest? I'm not sure what else would explain it, other than simple unwarranted attention-whoring.
Somey
Or, is it possible, given that about 90 percent of Shanky's porn images on Wikipedia were unilaterally deleted by Jimbo recently, that he's already trying to whitewash his record of gay-porn-advocacy on Wikipedia by attacking someone who's famous for advocating against censorship?

He'll need a lot more patience than that - it's only been what, two months? He should wait at least a year before the Big Religious Conversion™.
carbuncle
Why doesn't Shankbone have an article on WP? I'm surprised he hasn't written it himself (or has it been purged)?

There are certainly enough "reliable sources":
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArtSt...rver=172.20.5.5
http://www.cjr.org/on_the_job/the_wikinews_ace.php
http://www.brooklynrail.org/2008/04/books/...h-colleen-asper
http://www.brooklynrail.org/2008/06/expres...-in-cyber-space
http://fora.tv/speaker/4934/David_Shankbone
LaraLove
QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 11th April 2009, 2:29pm) *

Maybe Shanky read this bit and figured Seth was becoming, shall we say, a person of interest? I'm not sure what else would explain it, other than simple unwarranted attention-whoring.
Has Shankbone always been a Defender of the Jimbo? You'd think, as hateful and vengeful as he is, he'd be all about bringing Jimbo down for deleting his crappy porn images from the project. Instead, he's all up his butt like Lemmiwinks.
thekohser
QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 2:19pm) *

...manage to find the only photographer with less technical abilities than himself? And how are his "Shankbone meets and greets" images even useful?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...himon_Peres.jpg


What are you talking about? The books on the bookshelf seem to be well in focus.
carbuncle
QUOTE(LaraLove @ Sat 11th April 2009, 8:10pm) *

QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 11th April 2009, 2:29pm) *

Maybe Shanky read this bit and figured Seth was becoming, shall we say, a person of interest? I'm not sure what else would explain it, other than simple unwarranted attention-whoring.
Has Shankbone always been a Defender of the Jimbo? You'd think, as hateful and vengeful as he is, he'd be all about bringing Jimbo down for deleting his crappy porn images from the project. Instead, he's all up his butt like Lemmiwinks.

I'm not sure if diffs exist, but I recall that they were deleted at Shankbone's request, although I'm not sure why I think this.
wikiwhistle
QUOTE(carbuncle @ Sat 11th April 2009, 9:27pm) *


I'm not sure if diffs exist, but I recall that they were deleted at Shankbone's request, although I'm not sure why I think this.


It said so in edit summaries.
the fieryangel
Minkythecat (T-C-L-K-R-D) , I salut you!
CharlotteWebb
QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 6:19pm) *

Anyway, this picture always gives me a chuckle. How did he manage to find the only photographer with less technical abilities than himself? And how are his "Shankbone meets and greets" images even useful?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...himon_Peres.jpg

It's not that bad, really. You have to remember most people will only see it at thumbnail size.

Either way you can always crop out the part you don't want to use. The image placeholder tags have yielded a lot of pictures that are basically "me_and_[somebody famous].jpg". In some ways this makes noob-uploaders easier to trust, especially if they co-star in more than one photo.

QUOTE(carbuncle @ Sat 11th April 2009, 8:09pm) *

Why doesn't Shankbone have an article on WP? I'm surprised he hasn't written it himself (or has it been purged)?

Well, you could write one. Shankers might not mind it actually.
Cedric
QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 1:04pm) *

Shankbone is the personification of something, yet I don't know what.

Somey is right. The phrase you searching for here is "attention whore".
And Slim Shanky gets upbraided for being uncivil and making inappropriate remarks on Seth's page by none other than . . . wait for it . . . Ottava Rima.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Wikipedia!
EricBarbour
QUOTE(gomi @ Sat 11th April 2009, 10:53am) *
QUOTE(Noroton @ Sat 11th April 2009, 10:47am) *
Mods, can we please have a David Shankbone subsection of the Notable Editors section? He's not going away. He's a permanent scar on the landscape.
The rule of thumb has been that there need to be five or more threads about him. I'll go take a quick pass at counting them .... and, yes, I found five in Editors. I'll get on it, but probably not today.

I see SEVEN threads under Editors with Shankbone in the title, not counting the present one:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

If it helps, you'll find a lot more in other subforums:

Wikipedia in Blogland
1 2 3

General, News
1 2

Plus four more in the tarpit and WRR areas.

Yep, he's notable enough by now. He also needs an article in ED. smile.gif

You're a bad excuse for a Jew, Mr. Miller. How does it feel, this Passover week, to violate the
spirit of the Haggadah teachings, by trying to punish people unjustly?

You are a z'roa.


(Yeah, I know he's not Jewish. But he consorts with so many Jews, I just had to confront him about his hypocrisy. Why aren't any of his pro-Israel friends, on and off WP, talking to him about this?)
Obesity
how come seth doesnt post here? he too cool?
Alison
QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 11:04am) *

Shankbone is the personification of something, yet I don't know what.

Wikipedia has a term which I cannot help associating with that guy.

"Look at me!" ME!! MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!"

QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 11:04am) *

He has written about how he was overcome by the urge to photograph a homeless woman changing her tampon on the street.

The tampon incident was absolutely disgraceful angry.gif Invading the privacy of a person like that for his own gratification - it's utterly disgusting. It's hard to know where to begin, really.

And he's repeatedly pimping that abyssmal, self-congratulatory blog on Wikipedia, again and again and again. I think the idea is to stir up controversy on some page, blog about it, sprinkle his link 'droppings' around afterwards then wait for the references to it appear and revel in the extra attention that the inbound connections are bringing. Anyone who's dealt with toddlers will know, BTW, that they have times when they demand attention and aren't too fussed whether it's "good" or "bad" dry.gif
Obesity
QUOTE(Alison @ Sat 11th April 2009, 11:37pm) *

QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 11:04am) *

He has written about how he was overcome by the urge to photograph a homeless woman changing her tampon on the street.

The tampon incident was absolutely disgraceful angry.gif Invading the privacy of a person like that for his own gratification - it's utterly disgusting. It's hard to know where to begin, really.


I don't quite agree.

There is something fascinating about an unfortunate and mentally ill woman changing her tampon in the middle of a street. But whereas a more gifted poet might describe the grisly scene with appropriate sense of detachment and/or pathos, Shankbone offers only amateurish and lurid glee.

For more on this topic, refer to this thoughtful, if unpopular, analysis of the Shankbone-tampon incident, written by a WR poster wiser, slimmer and more handsome than I.
LaraLove
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=283231602
QUOTE
Seth, please, please write about this. Shankbone has no shame or fear about attempting to intimidate an actual journalist because has been selected by The Founder's benevolent hand to protect his mighty visage against all those who seek to denigrate it. We have seen it played out in spades over the past week. His horse is white, his carte is blanche, his leather codpiece is black and studded, and he carries the Mark of Jimbo on his forehead. The situation has taken a turn for the ludicrously Stalinesque. Please tell somebody. [[User_talk:Bullzeye|Bullzeye]] [[Special:Contributions/Bullzeye|<sup>contribs</sup>]] 7:04 pm, Yesterday (UTC−4)
laugh.gif
Alison
QUOTE(Obesity @ Sat 11th April 2009, 8:51pm) *

QUOTE(Alison @ Sat 11th April 2009, 11:37pm) *

The tampon incident was absolutely disgraceful angry.gif Invading the privacy of a person like that for his own gratification - it's utterly disgusting. It's hard to know where to begin, really.


I don't quite agree.

There is something fascinating about an unfortunate and mentally ill woman changing her tampon in the middle of a street. But whereas a more gifted poet might describe the grisly scene with appropriate sense of detachment and/or pathos, Shankbone offers only amateurish and lurid glee.

For more on this topic, refer to this thoughtful, if unpopular, analysis of the Shankbone-tampon incident, written by a WR poster wiser, slimmer and more handsome than I.

We'll have to agree to differ then. Honestly, if I try hard I can barely imagine a scenario where a journalist crafts some sympathetic vignette and captures the essence of the image. Just about. But either way, Shankbone is in no way that journalist. Absolutely not! yecch.gif

The two terms that come to mind are 'crass' and 'voyeuristic'. The act itself isn't the part that strikes me as being crass; what really does is the intrusion into this person's life by Shankers. And why??

I just don't get it. I can't even begin to extract any lulz from the scenario even .... angry.gif
One
QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 12th April 2009, 3:51am) *

For more on this topic, refer to this thoughtful, if unpopular, analysis of the Shankbone-tampon incident, written by a WR poster wiser, slimmer and more handsome than I.

Sir, you are a connoisseur of degenerate internet behavior.

You're like the a discriminating greasy spoon patron, who savors the malty bitter notes in burnt gyro meat, and who enjoys the dash of added MSG in the house barbecue sauce.
The Adversary
QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 12th April 2009, 3:51am) *
<snip>There is something fascinating about an unfortunate and mentally ill woman changing her tampon in the middle of a street. But whereas a more gifted poet might describe the grisly scene with appropriate sense of detachment and/or pathos, Shankbone offers only amateurish and lurid glee. <snip>

Not quite. For about half of the world (the female half) there is absolutely nothing fascinating about seeing a woman, (mentally ill or not) changing her tampon. Anywhere.
(I feel I´m writing the insanely obvious, here. Hey, Obesity, while I´m at it: 2+2= 4 wink.gif )
wikiwhistle
QUOTE(The Adversary @ Sun 12th April 2009, 8:58am) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 12th April 2009, 3:51am) *
<snip>There is something fascinating about an unfortunate and mentally ill woman changing her tampon in the middle of a street. But whereas a more gifted poet might describe the grisly scene with appropriate sense of detachment and/or pathos, Shankbone offers only amateurish and lurid glee. <snip>

Not quite. For about half of the world (the female half) there is absolutely nothing fascinating about seeing a woman, (mentally ill or not) changing her tampon. Anywhere.
(I feel I´m writing the insanely obvious, here. Hey, Obesity, while I´m at it: 2+2= 4 wink.gif )



Isn't it sort of like seeing someone urinating in the street, but worse? If people happened to spot a homeless person urinating, they might giggle or be a bit revolted or whatever, but they would definitely not photograph it. Instead, they'd turn away a.s.a.p, partly out of manners.

Where others would turn away, Shank photographs. Such a love of bodily functions is admirable in a way. It could make unique art/photography, but probably shouldn't be encouraged.
Obesity
QUOTE(The Adversary @ Sun 12th April 2009, 3:58am) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 12th April 2009, 3:51am) *
<snip>There is something fascinating about an unfortunate and mentally ill woman changing her tampon in the middle of a street. But whereas a more gifted poet might describe the grisly scene with appropriate sense of detachment and/or pathos, Shankbone offers only amateurish and lurid glee. <snip>

Not quite. For about half of the world (the female half) there is absolutely nothing fascinating about seeing a woman, (mentally ill or not) changing her tampon. Anywhere.
(I feel I´m writing the insanely obvious, here. Hey, Obesity, while I´m at it: 2+2= 4 wink.gif )


Stop making reasonable points and go back to the kitchen where you belong.
A Horse With No Name
David Miller (who calls himself "David Shankbone") is an amateur writer and photographer who labors under the warped delusion that he is a serious journalist because his work appears on a web site with an acute reputation for woefully inaccurate content maintained by a ragtag bunch of teenagers, dilettantes and Guy Chapman. I couldn't possibly be interested in anything that the increasingly ridiculous Mr. Miller has to say.
Bottled_Spider
QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Sat 11th April 2009, 7:19pm) *
Anyway, this picture always gives me a chuckle. How did he manage to find the only photographer with less technical abilities than himself? And how are his "Shankbone meets and greets" images even useful?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...himon_Peres.jpg

I like that picture. But look closely at Shanker's right forefinger. Is it stroking the weird old geezer's hand? And where, might I ask, is is left hand?

QUOTE(wikiwhistle @ Sun 12th April 2009, 12:57pm) *
If people happened to spot a homeless person urinating, they might giggle or be a bit revolted or whatever, but they would definitely not photograph it. Instead, they'd turn away a.s.a.p, partly out of manners.

Yes, but mostly out of not wanting any urine splashing over their legs. I hate it when that happens.
Milton Roe
QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 11th April 2009, 3:42pm) *

[You're a bad excuse for a Jew, Mr. Miller. How does it feel, this Passover week, to violate the
spirit of the Haggadah teachings, by trying to punish people unjustly?

You are a z'roa.


(Yeah, I know he's not Jewish. But he consorts with so many Jews, I just had to confront him about his hypocrisy. Why aren't any of his pro-Israel friends, on and off WP, talking to him about this?)

Most of the David Millers I know actually are Jewish. How'd we find out Shank's ethnicity?
wikiwhistle
QUOTE(Bottled_Spider @ Sun 12th April 2009, 11:10pm) *


QUOTE(wikiwhistle @ Sun 12th April 2009, 12:57pm) *
If people happened to spot a homeless person urinating, they might giggle or be a bit revolted or whatever, but they would definitely not photograph it. Instead, they'd turn away a.s.a.p, partly out of manners.

Yes, but mostly out of not wanting any urine splashing over their legs. I hate it when that happens.


Don't lie.

See that man weeing on you? That's your hobby, that is. smile.gif
Bottled_Spider
QUOTE(wikiwhistle @ Sun 12th April 2009, 11:23pm) *
QUOTE(Bottled_Spider @ Sun 12th April 2009, 11:10pm) *
QUOTE(wikiwhistle @ Sun 12th April 2009, 12:57pm) *
If people happened to spot a homeless person urinating, they might giggle or be a bit revolted or whatever, but they would definitely not photograph it. Instead, they'd turn away a.s.a.p, partly out of manners.

Yes, but mostly out of not wanting any urine splashing over their legs. I hate it when that happens.

Don't lie.

See that man weeing on you? That's your hobby, that is. smile.gif

No way. That's your dad! And your mum!
Sincerely,
Professor F.J. Lewis.
EricBarbour
QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Sun 12th April 2009, 2:31pm) *

I couldn't possibly be interested in anything that the increasingly ridiculous Mr. Miller has to say.
Well.....just bear in mind, the Israelis seem to like him.

And don't forget this Haaretz article, which practically makes Shankers out to be a shill.
QUOTE
"Wikipedia deals with a wide variety of topics, so bringing David Shankbone to Israel can have an effective result," says Saranga, who serves as the consul for media and public affairs.
A Horse With No Name
QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 12th April 2009, 7:42pm) *


And don't forget this Haaretz article, which practically makes Shankers out to be a shill.


This stuff is hysterical: "David Shankbone, a leading editor for the online encyclopedia Wikipedia...the 33-year-old rationalist...Shankbone's site is popular enough, albeit controversial."

A leading editor? Shankbone's site ? A rationalist?

Oh, my God, that article is asenine -- not to be confused with Asenine, who blogs for the Daily Telegraph. evilgrin.gif
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