Uh oh. Looks like Chairman Obama has been siccing his Ministry of Information agents on Wikipedia to scrub his page clean of all the important, completely-not-conspiratory information about him…
The brewing scandal was first reported by WorldNetDaily reporter Aaron Klein, who noticed that edits adding references to [William] Ayers and [Jeremiah] Wright, among other things, were quickly being undone by Wikipedia volunteers.
Klein found it particularly alarming that a Wikipedia user called "Jerusalem21" was recently hit with a three-day wiki-suspension after twice posting the neutral and encyclopedic fact that there are "some doubts about whether Obama was born in the U.S. "
That was Sunday. Fox picked up Klein's explosive scoop today, noting in the first paragraph that — in contrast to Obama's entry — the Wikipedia "pages for Ayers and Wright are heavily peppered with references to the president."
What?! You mean the Wiki pages for Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright — two men who are talked about today solely because of their relationships with Barack Obama — mention their relationships with Barack Obama. But the page about Barack Obama doesn't mention them?
What can they possibly write about on his page if not about Jeremiah Wright or William Ayers? Has he done anything else of importance besides know them?
Well, I mean, besides the presidency thing.
Tags: Barack Obama, Fox, Jeremiah Wright, Wikipedia, William Ayers, WorldNetDaily
According to one Wikipedia "editor" (otherwise known as anybody with an Internet connection), John McCain — the senior United States Senator from Arizona and presumptive Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election — may have stolen large chunks of his speech on the current conflict between Russia and Georgia directly from an article Georgia on Wikipedia, a free, multilingual, open content encyclopedia project operated by the United States-based non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.
Political Insider gives examples…
one of the first countries in the world to adopt Christianity as an official religion (Wikipedia)
one of the world's first nations to adopt Christianity as an official religion (McCain)
After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia had a brief period of independence as a Democratic Republic (1918-1921), which was terminated by the Red Army invasion of Georgia. Georgia became part of the Soviet Union in 1922 and regained its independence in 1991. Early post-Soviet years was marked by a civil unrest and economic crisis. (Wikipedia)
After a brief period of independence following the Russian revolution, the Red Army forced Georgia to join the Soviet Union in 1922. As the Soviet Union crumbled at the end of the Cold War, Georgia regained its independence in 1991, but its early years were marked by instability, corruption, and economic crises. (McCain)
That's kind of damning. But I think what really tips it off as being stolen from Wikipedia is that it's totally wrong.
Everybody knows that Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. It was the last of the Thirteen Colonies to be established as a colony, in 1733. It was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It seceded from the Union on January 21, 1861 and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be readmitted to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the ninth-largest state in the nation by population, with an estimated 9,544,750 residents as of July 1, 2007. It is also the third fastest-growing state in terms of numeric gain and fifth in terms of percent gain, adding 202,670 residents at a rate of 2.2%. From 2006 to 2007, Georgia had 18 counties among the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, the most of any state. Georgia is also known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the most populous city, and the capital.
Tags: Georgia, John McCain, Russia, Wikipedia
As we all know, the wikipedia is the world's greatest informational resource because anyone can add any information they want. Well, who better to tell us all the truth about Democratic rival John McCain than Democrats?
That seems to be the theory behind the Democratic National Committee's new site www.mccainpedia.org in which Democrats can tell us all about John McCain. I guess they are noticing how well it worked when Hillary opponents decided to edit her page:
How can this go wrong? Perhaps Stephen Colbert can better explain.
Tags: DNC, John McCain, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Wikipedia