Friday, September 19, 2008

Major Battle at Wikipedia Over "Community Organizer" Entry

You heard it here first. The Wikipedia definition of "Community Organizer' is experiencing a very heated discussion in the Talk Page as to the definition of Communty Organizer. I went over there today to see how Wikipedia defines "Community Organizer" and found this notation above the definition.

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In the Talk Page I found the following comments raging between Obama Supporters and McCain supporters.

Swipe at Republicans
I don't see how defining the aspects of "Community Organizing" merit cheap shots at John McCain, Republicans, or any political entity for that matter.Applesanity (talk) 21:07, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Weasel Words?
Can we get a review of this article to check on weasel words? (talk) 21:38, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

You said it. Nobody can really define what a "community organizer" is. Is it a social worker, a Vista/AmeriCorps volunteer who organizes volunteers, a community activist? What IS it? The article doesn't explain it at all.--4 September 2008 SusanNunes

I don't remember Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr or Mother Jones ever calling themselves "community organizers." This unsourced stuff is obviously coming right out of the Obama campaign and has to be stricken. If you can provide a source, then it can be restored. RonCram (talk) 01:28, 7 September 2008 (UTC)