Saturday, 14th June, 2014
Four days ago I wrote about my Operation Mockingbird page being removed from Google's first page in the search-rankings. (It remained 2nd to Wikipedia's page at Bing). This was taken-up by my followers on Twitter and Facebook and became the subject of a national newspaper investigation. It seems that the powers that be monitor these discussions because the page has returned to Google's database. The Wikipedia page on Operation Mockingbird has also reinstated the link to my website. (However, it still does not include details of the role played by Philip Graham, the publisher of the Washington Post, and other journalists at the paper such as Ben Bradlee, in the project.)
Several people have sent me accounts of their experiences trying to edit pages at Wikipedia. This one by Pat Speer is especially interesting.
Some months back, I was contacted by a scientist who wanted to build upon my research regarding the NAA tests on the paraffin casts. A few months later, he sent me a link to a Wikipedia discussion regarding a page he'd submitted on the paraffin casts. It was mind-boggling. He'd gone to the trouble of writing a page on the NAA tests, only to have it picked apart by anonymous Wikipedia gatekeepers who knew NOTHING about what he was talking about.
As I recall, one gatekeeper kept repeating that the page was unworthy because the only published sources were Harold Weisberg and Gerry McKnight, known conspiracy theorists. Another gatekeeper kept saying that EVERYTHING in the article was proved false by Vincent Bugliosi in his book Reclaiming History, and that Wikipedia shouldn't post articles on long-debunked conspiracy theories. I posted a comment saying that I saw some problems with the article, and would be willing to help edit it to make it as fair and accurate as possible, if they allowed the page to be published. I then received three or four comments and emails from these gatekeepers telling me that as I was one of the few people to have ever researched this area of inquiry, I was obviously BIASED and therefore PROHIBITED from commenting or editing the article.
So, yes, the world is UPSIDE down on this matter.
In the eyes of Wikipedia, ANYTHING written in Bugliosi's under-researched prosecutor's brief can be quoted, no matter how cow-brained or ill-informed, but nothing written by myself, or anyone who's actually studied this area of inquiry, including published authors Weisberg and McKnight, is up to Wikipedia's "standards" (sic).
So, the sad fact is that Mockingbird no longer needs to exist, as the young protectors of "mainsteam-thought" are every bit as blind and zealous as the most loyal of BIG BROTHER'S little brothers.
Google, Bing and Operation Mockingbird: Part 2 (14th June, 2014)
The Student as Teacher (7th June, 2014)
Is Wikipedia under the control of political extremists? (23rd May, 2014)
Why MI5 did not want you to know about Ernest Holloway Oldham (6th May, 2014)
The Strange Death of Lev Sedov (16th April, 2014)
Why we will never discover who killed John F. Kennedy (27th March, 2014)
The Allied Plot to Kill Lenin (7th March, 2014)
Was Rasputin murdered by MI6? (24th February 2014)
Winston Churchill and Chemical Weapons (11th February, 2014)
Pete Seeger and the Media (1st February 2014)
Should history teachers use Blackadder in the classroom? (15th January 2014)
Why did the intelligence services murder Dr. Stephen Ward? (8th January 2014)
Solomon Northup and 12 Years a Slave (4th January 2014)
The Angel of Auschwitz (6th December 2013)
The Death of John F. Kennedy (23rd November 2013)
Adolf Hitler and Women (22nd November 2013)
New Evidence in the Geli Raubal Case (10th November 2013)
Murder Cases in the Classroom (6th November 2013)
Major Truman Smith and the Funding of Adolf Hitler (4th November 2013)
Unity Mitford and Adolf Hitler (30th October 2013)
Claud Cockburn and his fight against Appeasement (26th October 2013)
The Strange Case of William Wiseman (21st October 2013)
Robert Vansittart's Spy Network (17th October 2013)
British Newspaper Reporting of Appeasement and Nazi Germany (14th October 2013)
Paul Dacre, The Daily Mail and Fascism (12th October 2013)
Wallis Simpson and Nazi Germany (11th October 2013)
The Activities of MI5 (9th October 2013)
The Right Club and the Second World War (6th October 2013)
What did Paul Dacre's father do in the war? (4th October 2013)
Ralph Miliband and Lord Rothermere (2nd October 2013)