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Apparently JDV isn't the only one who edits Wikipedia pages

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member


    This isn't very surprising stuff... to me at least. IP addresses that match up to the CIA and the Vatican (among others) have edited various Wikipedia pages to shape opinion. This is what you get in a world in which perception is reality.
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    So I guess I should stop editing random celebrities' deaths in to see if anyone falls for it?
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member


    Oh, it's just Meat's editing. You bastard.
  4. Hmm, better go check the Wikipedia entry on Brook Jacoby.
  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Barbara Bush won the Heisman Trophy. That was my favorite.
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Apparently, this week, as well (I'm trying to find a link to it), Bill O'Reilly's page was changed to eliminate any mention of his love for loofah. Shepard Smith's page was changed to eliminate the part where he ran over a reporter in 2000 over a parking space. Fox News Channel's page was changed to make their ratings much higher than actually is, and MSNBC's and CNN's much lower than actual numbers. Keith Olbermann's page was changed to make it as though he made fun of Peter Jennings' death. Someone decided to trace the IP of where the edits came from, as they all matched. Guess where it game from? No, really, one guess. C'mon, you can do it...

    Yep, the NYC building that houses....drum roll, please....THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL!

    Fair and balanced, my ass.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nice job... fair and balanced indeed.

    And we're at war with Eastasia. We've always been at war with Eastasia.
  8. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    And my second guess would have been Yawn.
  9. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    Wow, I can't seem to find any reference to this from any REAL news outlet (NYT, LAT, etc.). Only from BLOGS!

    Why didn't you mention that the DNC got caught doing some guerilla editing of entries?
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    My guess would have been the DNC, since someone there already has the tendency.
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I'm still looking, actually.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    It's in the original story I linked to. It said they edited Rush Limbaugh's page: "The changes brand Mr Limbaugh as "idiotic," a "racist", and a "bigot". An entry about his audience now reads: "Most of them are legally retarded." "
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