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November 19, 2010

Wikipedia Scrubs Article on Eligibility Challenge

Wikipedia scrubs article on eligibility challenge

Entry on Lt. Col. Lakin's court-martial deleted in 71 minutes


Wikipedia has scrubbed an entry on the court-martial of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, the Army officer who has refused orders because he questions the eligibility of the commander in chief.

The popular online encyclopedia redirects a search of Lakin's name to an entry entitled "Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories."

The creator of the entry calls the move "a clear attempt by the Wikipedia community to label inquiries into Barack Obama's eligibility to be president as a 'conspiracy theory."

"While Wikipedia has a process for readers to comment after an article has been nominated for deletion, the time between my article being nominated for deletion, being rescrubbed and then being redirected to the Obama conspiracy theory article was a total of only one hour and 11 minutes," said "Al," who wants to remain anonymous because he fears reprisals from Obama supporters.

Yesterday, WND participated with Al in an hour-long interview on Peter Boyle's Denver radio show on 630 KHOW that focused on the Wikipedia scrubbing.

Al pointed out that the deletion process usually takes much longer on Wikipedia, allowing for a rigorous defense and robust debate over the article in question that can stretch over several days.

Lakin faces a court-martial trial scheduled Dec. 14 because he refused orders to deploy to Afghanistan unless Obama can prove his credentials to be eligible for president under the "natural born Citizen" requirements of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.

"Basically, I wanted to copy the structure of a Wikipedia article on General McChrystal, the four-star Army general forced to resign from his command in Afghanistan after making public comments adverse to President Obama's management of the war."

"Everything I put in the Wikipedia article on Lt. Col. Lakin was factually correct," Al told the Peter Boyle audience, "including the mention that the chief judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, ruled opening up the court martial to allow Lakin discovery on President Obama's eligibility to be president could be an 'embarrassment' to the president."

The current version of the Lakin article comes up with a URL reflecting the original Terry Lakin posting, even though the page itself shows up now as "Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories."

The same thing happens after the typing in "Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin" in the Wikipedia search engine:

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Wild Thing's comment.............

Libs squashing debate, obfuscating, redirecting, and covering up for Obama seems to have no end. If Obama has nothing to hide, why go through all the trouble?

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

Posted by Wild Thing at November 19, 2010 04:40 AM


It use to be Court Martials were for the discovery of the truth and their were to be no exceptions. They've even corrupted the Military.

Posted by: Mark at November 19, 2010 07:04 PM

Mark, ..."They've even corrupted the Military."....your so right and this is unforgivable that they got their agenda into this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2010 12:32 AM