Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Truth, Lies and Wikipedia's Hidden Editors
When I heard that some some federal government employee had been making anti-gay revisions to Wikipedia on his or her office computer I was naturally outraged.
And then I was curious. How many others I wondered had been caught with their hands in the Wiki Cookie jar?
So I checked out this awesome list.
And here are some of my faves....
The New York Times employee who changed Condi's goal of being a concert pianist ...to being a concert...um....member.
The Future Shopper who insisted the company's products don't blow up. Really.
The Baptist Bible College's definition of Satan.
The BBC employee who described Tony Blair as a drunken sex maniac
The Subway person who declared their subs to be not awful but....
The Apple employee who says googling is something sexual.
The CIA employee who changed the Pope's photo to something SO AWFUL I can't even say it.
And my absolute super duper fave of faves....the person from General Dynamics...the huge military contractors...who believes that George Bush Sr is the first man ever to give birth through his asshole.
I guess they never forgave him for not "liberating" Iraq the first time....so they had to wait all those years before they could really cash in.
Although you know when I think about it....maybe that patriot is right.
I mean how else do you explain George Bush Jr?
Wow! Compared to THAT revision of history...or diddling of the truth....all those Wiki ones are NOTHING.
But it still makes me wonder....
When everyone gets to revise history...and the truth is what you SAY it is. Is the open information age informing us or confusing us?
If you change history how can you learn from it?
Is it all propaganda...
Or just a maddening din?