Saturday, February 24, 2007

Righting the Wrongs of Wikipedia

I hate to say this but I have found one post which gives me the chance to laugh WITH rather than AT the Pandagon blog, home of the sublime Amanda Marcotte. This points me in the direction of this. Conservapedia is a conservative/Christian attempt to right perceived wrongs in Wikipedia. It is a joy. My first startling, though revealing discovery, was that there is no page entitled 'Jesus Christ'; the nearest match turns out to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There seems to be nothing on Tony Blair. Bill Clinton gets a modified kicking, but Bush the younger gets a mere eight lines. Anyway, weird Americana is always fun on Saturday, so enjoy.


  1. That's pretty funny, especially the bit where they complain about British spelling running rampant on Wikipedia. "Division of labour"? "Specialisation"? Avert your eyes now, conservative children of America. Just remember, orthography is only a couple of syllables away from pornography.

  2. My stuff of a standard high always is.

  3. The best entry was the one for Josef Stalin:

    Josef Stalin was an atheist communist Russian dictator during World War II. He was defeated by Adolph Hitler, despite Hitler also being an atheist,

    The current entry is hardly any better: