Obama’’s Wikipedia Page distances him from both Wright and AyersMarch 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): President Barack Obama’’s Wikipedia page has been edited to remove any mention of his links to former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and Reverend Jeremiah Wright, though pages for Ayers and Wright are heavily peppered with references to the president, including subsections on both pages that detail their past affiliations with him.
The lone mention of Wright on Obama’’s page appears in a section on his family and personal life; it says the president left Chicago’’s Trinity United Church of Christ in May 2008 after “controversial statements made by Wright became public.”
The free online encyclopedia has also reportedly deleted attempts to add Ayers” name to Obama’’s main entry.
One such addition, according to WorldNetDaily, included details of Obama’’s tenure alongside Ayers on the board of directors at several organizations in Chicago during the 1990s.
“Within two minutes that Wikipedia entry was deleted and the user banned from posting on the website for three days, purportedly for adding ”Point of View junk edits,” even though the addition was well-established fact,” WorldNetDaily reports.
Though Obama was baptized at the church in 1988 and remained an “active member” at Trinity United for two decades, Wright is not cited in a paragraph on Obama’’s religion.
“Obama is a Christian whose religious views have evolved in his adult life,” the entry reads. “In The Audacity of Hope, Obama writes that he ”was not raised in a religious household.””
But according to an archived Wikipedia page for Obama from February 2008, a theme of Obama’’s 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address and the title of his 2006 book, “The Audacity of Hope,” was “inspired” by Wright.
The sixth chapter of Obama’’s book titled “Faith” details how “Obama, in his twenties, while working with local churches as a community organizer, came to understand ”the power of the African American religious tradition to spur social change,”” according to the archived entry.
Neither that archived page nor Obama’’s current Wikipedia page contains any mention of Ayers whose own page, like Wright’’s, contains a separate section detailing his link to Obama. (ANI)
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