Wikipedia violates its own “Neutral point of view” policy by censoring information about Michael Moore’s liberal hypocrisy

Wikipedia has a policy called “Neutral point of view,” which states the following:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view

Wikipedia:Neutral point of view

All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without editorial bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.

NPOV is a fundamental principle of Wikipedia and of other Wikimedia projects. It is also one of Wikipedia’s three core content policies; the other two are “Verifiability” and “No original research”. These policies jointly determine the type and quality of material that is acceptable in Wikipedia articles, and, because they work in harmony, they should not be interpreted in isolation from one another. Editors are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with all three.

This policy is non-negotiable, and the principles upon which it is based cannot be superseded by other policies or guidelines, nor by editor consensus.

I agree with this policy.

This is the current version of Wikipedia’s article on Michael Moore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Moore

Here is some content that was censored from the article. The diff can be seen here.

Michael Moore has been accused by Peter Schweizer in his book Do as I Say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy of being a “Corporate Criminal, Environmental Menace, and Racist Union-Buster”, making the following claims:

* Moore portraying himself as working class is deceptive, and that he actually grew up in an well-to-do home.

* While Moore criticizes racial disparity in Hollywood, Fahrenheit 9/11’s crew was all white.

 * While Moore claims to not own any stock, he and his wife’s foundation owns stock in many large companies, including Halliburton.

 * While praising unions, Moore tried to dissuade his workers from joining them.[Citation]

Here’s is something else that was censored. The diff can be seen here.

Moore was criticized by Sean Hannity for criticizing capitalism while benefiting from it himself.[Citation]

In this, diff, someone censored a link to a YouTube video of the Sean Hannity interview with Moore that is referenced above. The link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5YOIUpLpLI

The following was also censored. The diff can be seen here.

In October 2009, ABC News reported that Moore had used non-union labor to create his 2009 film Capitalism: A Love Story.[Citation]

This next content was also censored. The diff can be seen here.

Moore’s net worth has been estimated at “eight figures.”[Citation]

Wikipedia has censored each and every example of Moore’s liberal hypocrisy.

This censorship is a clear violation of Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy.

September 12, 2018. Tags: , , , . Media bias, Wikipedia.

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