Epistemic Egalitarianism

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger points out the website's essential flaw:

There's a whole worldview that's shared by many programmers – although not all of them, of course – and by many young intellectuals that I characterize as "epistemic egalitarianism." They're greatly offended by the idea that anyone might be regarded as more reliable on a given topic than everyone else. They feel that for everything to be as fair as possible and equal as possible, the only thing that ought to matter is the content [of a claim] itself, not its source.

This is a flaw? Give me epistemic egalitarianism over a propensity for authoritah.

(Hat tip: Leiter Reports)