Talk:Abigail Thernstrom

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Source for her political orientation?[edit]

The article currently identifies Ms. Thernstrom as a "neoconservative political scientist". Is there a source for this designation? "Neoconservative" is a bit of a loaded term. Does she identify herself this way? If not, how does she identify herself--as a conservative, or what? A source would be very helpful. -- Narsil (talk) 19:43, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

It's up to the editor to provide a source. They didn't. I removed the "neoconservative" per WP:BLP. Lou Sander (talk) 01:19, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Citizendium[edit]

There is a picture and more text at http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Abigail_Thernstrom. Rich Farmbrough, 22:38, 29 November 2010 (UTC).

Manhattan Institute or American Enterprise Institute[edit]

From [ http://www.slate.com/sidebars/2010/07/sidebar_2.html ]:

(Which is referenced by [ http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2010/07/politico_incorrect.single.html ])

"The Best of Politico's Sneaky Edits"

"Article: " A Conservative Dismisses Right-Wing Black Panther 'Fantasies' " First Published: July 16, [2010?] 5:48 p.m."

"The original version of this article about Abigail Thernstrom, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, included this paragraph:"

"The criticism has focused attention not just on Thernstrom, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, but on the partisan nature of the Civil Rights Commission, and on a story that, like the controversy over the anti-poverty group ACORN, has raged almost completely outside the mainstream media."

"Aside from a few minor style changes, the paragraph remained unaltered for more than six hours, until about 12:13 a.m. At that point, Politico corrected Thernstrom's think-tank affiliation from the Manhattan Institute—she was a senior fellow there from 1993 to 2009—to the American Enterprise Institute:"

"The criticism has focused attention not just on Thernstrom, a a [sic] scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, but on the partisan nature of the Civil Rights Commission and on a story that, like the controversy over the anti-poverty group ACORN, has raged almost completely outside the mainstream media."

"Politico didn't append a correction notice or add an updated timestamp to indicate the article had been altered. The error was an easy one to make: Thernstrom's outdated Manhattan Institute profile was the first result on a recent Google search for "Abigail Thernstrom," and as of July 19, [2010?] Wikipedia still lists her as a Manhattan Institute scholar. But the correct information is easily accessible, too: in Thernstrom's official bio at the USCCR as well as the Manhattan Institute's and American Enterprise Institute's current lists of scholars."

"After Slate contacted Politico with its list of unacknowledged corrections, Politico added this notice:"

"CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the think tank with which Abigail Thernstrom is now affiliated. She is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute."

Am I missing something here? I checked the page history to see if we had corrected the error and could not find any evidence that there was an error to correct. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:34, 9 November 2012 (UTC)