The essence of liberal bias is to dismiss or even to censor all opposing views. For liberals, to allow the airing or publishing of an opposing view creates the risk that people might discover errors in the liberal viewpoint. On the other hand, Conservatives typically uphold freedom of ideological expression, with many expressing that although they may oppose a liberal view with every fiber of their being, they will defend to the death their right to say it, because they believe that in the marketplace of ideas the true will always win over the false.
A conservative, pro-American, pro-Christian wiki that began as a “class project for a World History class of 58 advanced homeschooled and college-bound students” evokes a common response from visitors: “Is this a joke?”
Plenty of bloggers have asked this question after learning about the Conservapedia, a new wiki for those “tired of theLIBERAL BIAS every time you search on Google and a Wikipedia page appears.” But the site, which was launched in November 2006, is no joke. It’s the brainchild of Andy Schlafly, son of conservative matriarch Phyllis Schlafly.