Tag: Wikipedia

Quote of the Day: Wokie-Wiki-Vandals Eat Their Own

 

Eli Broad died. He was a Democrat and a billionaire. The two just seem to go together, don’t they? He gave billions to K-12 education, art museums, and similar projects. But that doesn’t stop the Wokies from vandalizing his Wikipedia page. When I checked it out earlier today, I saw this at the beginning of the article:

Eli Broad (/broʊd/ BROHD;[2] June 6, 1933 – April 30, 2021) was an American billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist, and anti-union wealth criminal.

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Does anyone have experience writing original articles for Wikipedia? If so, I have a fun and interesting project to bring to your attention that should take no more than a few hours. I can also provide initial references/documents. As it is for Wiki, there can be no payment involved and we intend to abide by […]

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History is Written by the Whiners

 

shutterstock_286385090After reading yesterday’s The Daily Shot — which you can subscribe to in the sidebar — I was eagerly reading up on the Turkish War of Independence, until my head ached. It’s interesting stuff, especially about the end of WWI in the Ottoman Empire. But I quickly got the sense that the Wikipedia article is largely written by Turkish partisans. Lots of stuff about the perfidy of the Allies, their lying about not planning to occupy defeated Constantinople, their bloodthirsty need to shoot unarmed civilians, etc. Eventually, I had to give up.

In the era of Wikipedia, we need to update that old line that “History is written by the winners” (or “victors” as most versions use, but close enough). On Wikipedia, history is written with the side with the biggest ax to grind. Sometimes, as regards the end of the Ottoman Empire, that’s the losing side. Other times, like in the War Between the States, that’s the winning side. It’s whichever side has the biggest number of obsessed partisans, with nothing better to do than get into editing wars on the Internet.

I think that’s largely going to translate into the Left, broadly defined.

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BrentB67 reminded me earlier of the hostility some Ricocheti have to Wikipedia. Admittedly, certain quarters of Wikipedia are populated by social justice warriors, but overall it’s a useful, convenient, and up-to-date source of information. Even back in 2005 (yes, kids, 10 years ago), a study published in Nature concluded that Wikipedia was comparable in accuracy […]

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