19 March 2008

10. HIV Treatment Educator In Philadelphia

I was moderating a debate between Barack and Hillary. I felt more like a referee than a moderator, because I had to run up and down the stage a lot. When the debate ended, I cleaned up Barack's wikipedia page. I made no major edits, and yet because I only edited his page, not hers, my neutrality was disputed, both as wiki contributor and debate referee. I decided that I had made a serious ethical lapse and started to berate myself for my mistake.

I woke up feeling nervous, but quickly realized that my neutrality is not actually required, and that it's OK that I'm going to vote for Barack as I'm not likely to be moderating any of their debates nor editing either of their wiki pages.

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