Friday, March 21, 2008

Conservapedia Update

Just wanted to provide a quick update on the most frequently visited pages on Conservapedia. Here they are:
  1. Main Page‎ [2,416,548]
  2. Homosexuality‎ [2,366,036]
  3. Teen Homosexuality‎ [415,630]
  4. Wikipedia‎ [338,782]
  5. Arguments Against Homosexuality‎ [331,205]
  6. Homosexual Agenda‎ [328,904]
  7. Ex-homosexuals‎ [316,190]
  8. Homosexuality and Choice‎ [311,122]
  9. Homosexuality and Anal Cancer‎ [298,537]
  10. Homosexuality and Health‎ [292,075]
Interesting. It seems that Conservapedia users' fixation on gay people (and their supposed nasties) unfortunately continues.

Hmm. I just had a thought. It seems clear that conservatives use Conservapedia largely for information on gay people. Imagine the effect if Conservapedia's information on gay people was even-handed, unbiased, and presented an accurate portrayal.

3 comments:

seithman said...

They'd immediately have to have a witch hunt to figure out how those "dreaded liberals" infiltrated the site and spread their "misinformation." ;)

-- Jarred.

Pomoprophet said...

I dont get it. It simply doesnt make sense that people would search for all those things. I'm a gay man and I'M not even that interested...

Ever since you first posted this I just cant believe it. Are those stats real? And why the obsession? Do they really think it is that bad? Who uses conserapedia?

And why not juts use wikipedia? Articles on their aren't slanted liberal to my knowledge. They can be changed by anyone and can be just as biased conservatively?

Good grief!

seithman said...

Pomo,

You have to understand that you're looking at a special brand of "conservative" here: In fact, they're not conservatives at all, but would be better described as "regressive" or some similar term. To them, "liberal bias" basically means "anything that doesn't automaticall line up with the party line dictated by our religious leaders and political pundits."

To more fully understand this phenomenon, I'd highly recommend a short "online book" that's freely available that discusses Authoritarianism and particularly Authoritarian followers. If you're interested, I can try to find the link for you.

Of course, part of me also wonders how much these statistics have been skewed by liberals (not to mention moderates and non-regressive conservatives) who like to check the site out due to a sense of (morbid) curiosity.