Newsflash for John Seigenthaler Sr. and other unwitting Wikipedia victims: See United Nations Secretary General Kofi annan next time you need relief from the "Internet encyclopedia".
a Wikipedia `biography' of Seigenthaler indicated that the retired journalist had a hand in the assassinations of both Kennedys.
"Wikipedia policy states that `all contributors should recognize that it is their responsibility to ensure that all material posted on Wikipedia is not defamatory. all Wikipedia will do when such episodes happen is delete the libelous revision from the page historywhich is what happened in Seigenthaler's case.'" (Journalism.org).
a disclaimer at the top of the Wikipedia article about itself attempts to warn users about this potential hazard: "Because Wikipedia is an ongoing work to which anybody can contribute, it differs from a paper-based reference source in some important ways. In particular, mature articles tend to be more comprehensive and balanced, while other (often fledgling) articles may still contain significant misinformation, unencyclopaedic content or vandalism."
after months of being portrayed as a two-time assassin, Seigenthaler learned about Brian Chase, the man who stepped forward last December to admit he was the one who had posted the original biography "as a prank", not realizing that people took Wikipedia seriously.
Even when you're wrongly accused as an assassin, it's difficult to have offensive libels removed from Internet giant, Wikipedia.
But apparently not if you happen to be top banana at the United Nations.
Underneath a reminder that, "Your continued donations help Wikipedia grow and improve!" is the biography of that world acclaimed diplomat, Kofi annan.
Information about Kofi's father in the biography held that dad was "a high ranking freemason".
For reasons unknown, lately that information has been removed.
Readers can browse Wikipedia under Kofi annan's Biography, Early years and family: "annan was born to Henry Reginald and Victoria annan in the Kofandros section of Kumasi, Ghana" and "as with most akan names, his name indicates the day of the week he was born and place in his family: Kofi indicates a boy born on a Friday, and annan denotes that he was the fourth child of his family. annan was a twin, an occurrence that is regarded as special in Ghanaian culture; his twin sister Efua atta died in 1991."
Still up on the first page of Google is a William Shawcross article on annan from Saga Magazine, dated November 2002: "Kofi annan, United Nations Secretary General was born in Ghana in 1938. His mother was from the Fante tribe on the Cape Coast of Ghana and his father was half Fante, half ashanti. annan could have become a chief of either tribe. In the last days of the British Empire, his father was in business, a manager in Lever Brothers subsidiary and a leading Freemason."
Even though it has more than 6 million members worldwide, Freemasonry and what it stands for is something not readily understood by the chattering classes. One needs the time and patience to go back through history to ever begin to understand the intrigues of this all-boy organization.
according to Freemasons, Illuminati and associates, "Freemasonry is the largest international secret society in the world.
"The highest degree of the Scottish rite of Freemasonry, the Meritorious Degree, the Degree of the Illuminati, whose motto is "Ordo ab Chao", or "Out of Chaos comes order"which literally means if they break down the existing structure and cause the population to cry out for order, they will emerge as rulers and have the world that they seek."
How many politicians create havoc only to jump in and save us right around election time?
Interesting to note that many of the estimated six million Free Masons occupy leadership positions around the world.
almost as interesting to note that some conspiracy types swear that the main agenda of the United Nations is for One World Order.
Was Kofi annan's father a "leading Freemason"?
If the father of the seventh and current Secretary General of the United Nations was a Freemason, what affect did this have on the little boy who grew up to run the world's largest bureaucracy?
Meanwhile, why did the information about Kofi annan's father being a high-ranking Freemason flat out disappear from Wikipedia?
For sure, the answer would make for an intriguing story.
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