August 14th, 2007, 11:34 PM #1
Faux News Caught Editing Al Franken's Wikipedia EntryThere's a new tool out there that lets you search the destination IP addresses for people editing wikipedia entries. Arthur Bergman found that folks at Fox News's IP address were editing Al Franken's entry. Apparently, Fox News propagandists deleted Franken's statement that Fox News's legal case against Franken was ""literally laughed out of court" and that "wholly (holy) without merit" is a good characterization of Fox News itself." The Fox News users also added a 'liberal' adjective when characterizing the NPR show 'Fresh Air'.“Religion: Together we can find the cure.”
August 15th, 2007, 07:57 AM #2
Yeah, I remember that lawsuit. Fox sued Frankin for using "Fair and Balanced." The judge said, 'some cases are difficult to judge, this isn't one of them," before dismissing the case.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
August 15th, 2007, 09:53 AM #3
August 15th, 2007, 08:23 PM #4
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August 15th, 2007, 08:34 PM #5
What's funny is that people quote Wikipedia as gospel. It's a good starting point while researching, but I don't solely rely on the info posted there.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
August 15th, 2007, 10:55 PM #6
There is one page you can take as factual.
It's locked from edit without permission.
If you find a wiki page without an edit button you've found a quotable page.“Religion: Together we can find the cure.”
August 15th, 2007, 11:08 PM #7
Child's play. Why can't these people do something productive with their time - like jump off a building?
August 15th, 2007, 11:22 PM #8
Just to let you know beemer, that page is only semi-protected which prevents editing from anonymous users and registered accounts fewer than five days old.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
August 15th, 2007, 11:39 PM #9
August 16th, 2007, 01:35 PM #10
One thing that I have a problem with in regards to this report is that its very misleading. It doesn't actually mean that the CIA, Vatican, or the DCCC is officially editing Wikipedia as part of their standard practice - it just means that someone using a computer at one of their offices or IP address is. It could be some intern surfing around on wikipedia when he should be working or some random dude who is bored on his lunch break. Fox's editorial staff definitely doesn't need to worry about editing stuff like this as I'm sure all the others are as well.
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