Justice Minister Judith Collins’ office has become embroiled in a Wikipedia war with ministry critic Roger Brooking.
Brooking is an outspoken critic of Collins and the Justice Ministry and was a prolific Wikipedia editor – now banned – under the username Offender9000.
Writing on his blog at the weekend Brooking said his entries had been slashed from lengthy articles to stubs of little more than a few hundred words.
He voiced concerns that Collins or her staff were behind the edits though admitted to Fairfax Media he had no proof.
A spokesperson for Collins admits to making minor changes but said they were up-front about who they were – claims backed up by Wikipedia logs and supported by a Wikipedia editor. Read more »
Mark Sainsbury had a real sook on Close-Up last night because Anne Tolley fronted, but wouldn’t debate with a so-called “expert” on drug and alcohol counselling.
What Sainsbury didn’t point out during his tears and whining was that this “expert” – Roger Brooking – is a grassroots Labour activist. True to form this tool hijacked the interview to push his ideological opposition to private prisons.
No wonder Anne Tolley got demoted from Education. Now in charge of prisons and still can’t add up. infonews.co.nz/news.cfm?id=87…
— Roger Brooking (@RogerBrooking) March 23, 2012
Good on her for not treating this left-wing low-life as an equal.
Close Up looks like a lame horse waiting for the final shot. No wonder the pressure is getting to Sainsbury.