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ESPN Cans Paul Shirley Over Haiti Comments

Ex-NBA player no longer welcome to contribute after diatribe

(Newser) - Apparently, Paul Shirley did some work for ESPN , but after his much-reviled comments on the Haitian earthquake that position is no longer open to him. The ex-NBA player “was a part-time freelance contributor,” the network says in a statement. “The views he expressed on another site of... More »

Contributors Flee Wikipedia's Stricter Rules

Effort to combat bias, vandalism has thinned ranks by 49K

(Newser) - In an attempt to rein in the lawlessness and veiled opinion running rampant among its volunteer editors, Wikipedia may have shot itself in the foot. In the first 3 months of this year, there's been something of a stampede of contributors exiting the crowdsourced online encyclopedia, leading to a net... More »

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