Venezuela: Wikipedia Page on Chavez

Taking aim at perceived partiality of the Wikipedia page on Hugo Chavez, Aleksander Boyd pastes an email conversation between himself and Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales beginning in March of 2004. Perhaps the most interesting quote comes from Wales who writes, “We have strict policies against political partisanship, and I am personally no fan of Chavez, so if you can point me to a particular link to illustrate what you are talking about I can perhaps help.”


  • First of all I’m shocked that he spent over a year on this (what’s his day job?). Second, it’s obvious that he does not want an “impartial” article at all. He’s not upset over it being biased; he just wants it biased in his favor. (Where’s the rolling-eyes smiley when you need it?)

  • Catherine, maybe you don’t spent a minute to try rescue your country, so keep running your “rolling-eyes-smilies” observations and let patriots spent A LIFE in fighting.

    Fight that means, between others, try to demonstrate that an encyclopedia call Head of State is a ruthless dictator, and “fascists” the followers; it’s a matter of hypocrisy or realism, don’t you get the point?

    Do you noticed that chavism got only the 10-15% of votes (approx 1-2 millions AND the 15 agust 2004 got 6 millions? In the Chavez’s word “It’s a catastrophe!”

    WAKE-UP, read more, roll-eyes less, b.y.p. for my english.

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