Exposing the architects of power that’s changing our world
February 5, 2007 11:52 AM   Subscribe

Right Web, founded in 2003, is a program of the International Relations Center (IRC) that tracks the work of those, in and outside of government, who have been instrumental in shaping or supporting U.S. policies in the global war on terror, also has the archives of Group watch (1985-1991), which profiled more than 125 private, quasi-governmental, and religious organizations that were closely associated with the implementation of U.S. foreign policy, especially in Central America. Profiles of Right wing individuals, organisations, corporate, and government.
posted by adamvasco (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Goodness me, could it be any more biased? Phrases like "neocon turncoat" are scattered throughout.

Obviously it took a lot of effort to compile all of theses miniature biographies — but why bother? It's written in such biased language, and with such selective quoting, that it's never going to convince anyone who doesn't already believe in its agenda.
posted by matthewr at 12:25 PM on February 5, 2007

Of course, on the other side there is Discover the network where you can learn how many degrees of seperation between GEORGE SOROS and MUQTADA AL-SADR
posted by delmoi at 12:48 PM on February 5, 2007

Delmoi - that latter site is indeed awesome. Learn about the true threats to American democracy!

(I love how Fact Number Two about Jon Stewart is "Has appeared in many movies and TV shows, including Comedy Central's The Commies". Which was a just a comedy awards show with a silly name, but just look at that name! LOOK at it! WAKE UP, AMERICA!!1!)
posted by dansdata at 1:03 PM on February 5, 2007

Right Web is okay, but it's more useful to help put together Wikipedia entries on the same individuals. Wikipedia has more traffic and thus more impact.

I think that most special interest wikis are not useful unless they are specifically so special interest as to not be allowed in Wikipedia proper (such as furry guides or video game guides.)

I've actually used Right Web as a resource when putting together a few Wikipedia biographies, although direct citations to Right Web from Wikipedia are discouraged, you usually have to find and directly cite the original sources that Right Web used.
posted by bhouston at 1:32 PM on February 5, 2007

How is it that Max Kampelman makes the list and I do not? He was appointed by Carter for crissakes. Carter!
posted by Slap Factory at 1:55 PM on February 5, 2007

I guess I can proudly say I know some of the people who have entries here -- and well I looked at one entry and found numerous innacuracies, let alone mischaracterizations.

It seems pretty worthless. The wikipedia entries would probably be better.
posted by Heminator at 2:01 PM on February 5, 2007

I think it's a great idea, and after perusing the entries, found it largely accurate.

If anything it illustrates how inbred, incompetent, and blindly self-righteous the worker bees of the rightwing really are.
posted by rougy at 2:10 PM on February 5, 2007

"Exposing the architects of power that's changing our world"

Watch your grammar, people. This headline is wrong and should be either:

"Exposing the architecture of power that's changing our world"


"Exposing the architects of power who are changing our world"
posted by dno at 2:21 PM on February 5, 2007

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