I just saw this on Wikipedia.
11 years ago
Public editing... meh.
11 years ago
Depending on which newspaper did this, it is possible it was on purpose. So many of them slant and alter the news to their own opinions, no matter how petty; although it IS hard to stoop as low as FOX news does IMHO.
Have you read Wired's list of <a href="http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2007/08/vote-on-the-top/">Most Shameful Wikipedia Spin Jobs</a>? It's a list of anonymous edits made from IP addresses traceable to corporations, etc. that are suspiciously complimentary of that organisation or in tune with its agenda. One of the classic ones is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=66427703">Fox news removing mention of how their journalists made stuff up to discredit John Kerry</a>, but my all-time favourite has to be edits twisting criticism of George W. Bush to attack the Democrats, and obscuring questioning of his military service. <br /><br />Where did the edits come from? <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=129335842">The Department of Justice.</a> Don't believe me?<br /><br /><br />
<input type="hidden" id="gwProxy"><!--Session data--></input> Fox news is great entertainment, but believing FOX is like <a href="http://www.theonion.com/content/index">believing The Onion</a>. :-) <input type="hidden" id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" /><div id="refHTML"> </div>
<input type="hidden" id="gwProxy"><!--Session data--></input> Oh, <a href="http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2007/08/wiki_tracker">I did come across this</a>....now that I think about it....<input type="hidden" id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" /><div id="refHTML"> </div>
It was changed back.
One more thing to add to the list of things I want to do before I die, win the Nobel Chaos Prize!!