Wikipedia Deletes Well Known Air Force Combat Pilot Entry

It appears that no matter who you are or how famous you are, if you are on the right side of politics, you too can have your Wikipedia entry deleted for no reason.

Well known retired Air Force Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson Wikipedia entry was deleted by editors who claim that his entry was not “inclusive” enough and a consensus decided that his page does not meet the site’s “so-called” inclusion guidelines.

Patterson noticed the missing entry on Thursday and stated, “The left’s attack on me continues! Wikipedia just took my page down… they put it up years ago. Apparently, they’ve had enough.”

Discussion on the Wikipedia: Articles for deletion/Buzz Patterson showed that they just viewed Patterson as not worthy of any mention.

Some of the discussion comments include:

No indication this person meets any notability standard. John from Idegon (talk) 18:54, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Delete – Unless he’s promoted posthumously to brigadier general; then… well, never mind.–Georgia Army Vet Contribs Talk 21:45, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Delete does not meet notability guidelines. John Pack Lambert (talk) 02:27, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Weak Delete The correct criteria here is WP:AUTHOR (or WP:Talking head / activist / etc.). He does not pass WP:SOLDIER – however he’s not far (and this does contribute to notability). I don’t see the requsite [sic] required sourcing in the article or in my BEFORE – though I’m amendable to change my !vote if someone does a HEY. Icewhiz (talk) 07:10, 17 October 2017 (UTC) Modified below.

Dunno, frankly. He looks pretty minor, actually pretty fringe in his political views. And yet there have been very occassional minor coverage of his minor doings for years On Hardball, Patterson repeated dubious smear of Clinton, despite his changing story. Mostly, however, there is a book, Dereliction of Duty, described by the Wall Street Journal as an “anti-Clinton book.”

It got at least 2 reviews in mainstream places: Weekly Standard and Armed Forces & Society, he got to promote it on C-Span [1], gets cited by other Clinton hating writers, and by haters of Clinton haters lime Slate (magazine) and spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list. It sort of all seems to add up to to much to delete.E.M.Gregory (talk) 11:19, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

A friend of Patterson stated that anyone interested in getting his entry back on Wikipedia can send a message to [email protected]

So as anyone can see, the so-called “intolerant bigots” of the Left, who claim that Trump and anyone who voted for President Trump, are fascists when they themselves are fascists in helping to delete someone like Buzz Patterson off of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia Deletes Well Known Air Force Combat Pilot Entry
Air Force Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson

Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson, United States Air Force (Retired), is a military combat pilot, distinguished White House military aide, bestselling author, leadership consultant, popular public speaker and former commercial airline pilot.  Among Patterson’s literary efforts include two New York Times best sellers, Dereliction of Duty and Reckless Disregard.

His most recent books include War Crimes and Conduct Unbecoming.

Patterson served 20 years as a pilot on active duty in the United States Air Force and saw tours of duty world-wide including combat operations in Bosnia, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti.

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