Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Moderator's Warning: Cut out the personal attacks.
As an infrequent user, Wikipedia is very useful, but the fact that it is so easy to manipulate it makes it at the same time questionable.
Nonetheless, it's good to see that they have made an attempt to clean it up a bit. I think it is a terrific idea, but seems ripe for abuse in this age of spin by the government and media.
At least today which wasn't the norm 12 years ago you are suppose to be able to go to the bottom of the article and see what were the sources with a link if it came from the Internet. But how accurate are the sources ?
One of the biggest problem Wiki has are their contributors in the political category. When you go to the talk pages where the contributors talk with each other some times it looks like Debatepolitics.com. Going as far as flaming and the vast majority of the contributors are openly liberal and extremely bias. Very few would be considered to be "politicos."
In the history category you'll find revisionist and political correctness. But that has become the norm now days, it's what taught in our schools and universities today.
But probably one of the best improvements on Wiki was the "Wiki Project Council." Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But still there's not enough experts to review even a small portion of what's on the Wiki.
A brick layer shouldn't be editing an article on electrical wiring.
When I'm lazy or in a hurry I'll use Wiki. But I never consider it to be a reliable source for accuracy.
But I believe in twenty or so years from now, it will be a reliable source.
You never went to the link. If you looked at the right of the page you would have seen Germany's Nazis influence with in America's labor unions during the 1930's and 40's.
Would you have excepted Wikipedia as a reliable source ?