Originally published October 16 2015
Hillary gets special protection on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that protects criminals
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) A wave of scandals have so far done little to damage Hillary Rodham Clinton's image, at least in the eyes of the editors of The New York Times and the individual who maintains her Wikipedia page.
The NYT editors continue to lavish praise on her and promote her as a shoo-in for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 (much the way the Times and other mainstream media legacy papers did in 2008, when she lost the nomination to a senator from Illinois with little governing experience).
This, while any hint of scandal is conveniently omitted from her Wikipedia page by its sole editor, Jonathan Schilling, a.k.a. "Wasted Time R," who has been jealously guarding the page against slanders, charges of corruption, accusations and other blemishes.
Even if they are part of her "history."
As reported by Truth Revolt:
Leading up to Hillary's failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, Schilling's significant role in the shaping of the image of the former first lady was the subject of several interviews and articles, including pieces by NPR, BBC, Canadian Radio, and New Republic.
"I figure if you're going to be doing this ... you might as well own up to who you are," Schilling said.
Such wonderful headlinesHillary's so-called "Wikipedia Watchdog," on the heavily footnoted page, nonetheless is effusive in his praise for the former First Lady and Secretary of State. A quick perusal of the footnoted articles include these:
"Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton extend run as most admired" - Gallup press release
"Poll: A third of Americans believe Clinton would've been a better president" - Yahoo News
"Hillary Clinton favorable near her all-time high" - Gallup
"Hillary Clinton leads the pack in Bloomberg popularity poll" - Politics Daily
"Letting Hillary be Hillary" - Newsweek
"Women's support for Clinton rises in wake of perceived sexism" - The New York Times
And so on. Getting the picture that Hillary Clinton is a) the next president-in-waiting and that, b) she has done/can do no wrong based on this kind of character protection is understandable, even if it is illusory.
In an article about the wiki pages of Clinton and President Obama, Eve Fairbanks of the New Republic magazine described Schilling as "the man who protects Hillary's online self from the public's hatred."
What's more, he is dedicated to his unofficial job: In 2008, he estimated he spent 15 hours a week editing her page, with most of that, as Fairbanks noted, "standing watch over Hillary's page" so that no one else on the self-editing "encyclopedia" site could post anything damaging.
No wonder reputable academic institutions, colleges and universities won't allow students to use Wikipedia as a reference in term papers.
NJ.com reported in 2008 that even though Schilling said he voted for Clinton in the Democratic primary, he added that his goal wasn't to get her elected.
"I'm definitely not protecting the person. I'm definitely protecting the article as a fair and viable biography," Schilling said. "We have an obligation to remove anything untrue."
Here comes the 2016 censorship driveShouldn't that also include adding allegations, charges of corruption, and other unflattering but truthful, historical occurrences during her political career?
He added that he "constantly" has to "police" the page, lest it eventually contain something that he, obviously, wouldn't want on it.
That includes bogus charges as well, of course - like the time someone posted that she was a lesbian, or that she personally had longtime Rose Law Firm colleague, the late Vincent Foster, murdered.
But other charges - that she bungled security in Benghazi, that controversy erupted upon news she used her own personal email server which she placed at her home during her tenure as Secretary of State - are also part of Hillary Clinton's historical record. Yet that part of her career isn't getting much play - just passing references at best, no in depth reportage of the political and legal implications of such incidents.
Now that she's likely preparing for another White House bid, it looks like Schilling will be playing Hillary's top Wikipedia page cop once again.
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