Tea Party movement reopened, new AUSC appointments
Following a one-month period of moderated discussion, Tea Party movement has been reopened by the Committee. The proposed decisions are currently being voted upon. Race and politics remains suspended pending the return of Apostle12. The Audit Subcommittee terms for Arbitrators User:Newyorkbrad, AGK and Timotheus Canens expired on 30 June 2013. Newyorkbrad and AGK will be sitting for another term and Risker will be filling the position vacated by Timotheus Canens. Risker was previously the subcommittee's coordinator; that position has been filled by NuclearWarfare.
The case, brought before the Committee on 23 February 2013 by KillerChihuahua, involves accusations raised against Goethean and the filer. The filer alleges North8000 insulted him and "misrepesented Goethean" and Malke 2010 accused the filer of being Goethean's meatpuppet. He called the environment "toxic" and went on to say that North8000, Malke 2010 and Arzel had previously engaged in battleground behaviour and violations of Wikipedia:No personal attacks.
In his statement, North8000 stated that the dispute is a two-way dispute between himself and the filer. He alleged that the crux of the dispute does not lie with nor did it take place on the talk page for the Tea Party movement article. In his statement, Arzel claimed that KillerChihuahua's statement that: "They [Arzel and North8000] reject any editors and any sources which do not promote the Tea Party movement, to the point that the New York Times and MSNBC were dismissed as non-RS - rather snidely, too - by Arzel and Malke 2010." is completely inaccurate and a baseless accusation.
He clarifies his position by stating that his involvement in the dispute began when an editor added to the Tea Party movement article the "agenda/defintion [sic] from the point of view of a person outside of the movement. I simply moved that sentence to later in the section with the reasoning that the movement should define itself first." He then provided a verbatim copy of his edit and asked the filer where in this edit he mentions the New York Times and MSNBC as being unreliable sources:
- "It is written as an opinion of the writer. Who says that this writer gets to define the Tea Party? Why doesn't it belong in the media section? It is formed from a media outlet, what makes the NYT special in this regard? Why not include ALL of the media opinions in the definition? Arzel (talk) 19:03, 23 February 2013 (UTC)"
The case was unsuspended on 2 July 2013.