Monday, March 9, 2009

Wikipedia Whitewashes Obama's Page

Wikipedia is not a reliable source, if this is surprises you I encourage you to read and earlier post of mine; Berman Post: Stop Citing Wikipedia.

It is stories like this which likely go on all the time but rarely make news. Users who post certain information about Obama on his page see those changes quickly reversed, and then have their accounts suspended. says Wikipedia "airbrushes" the controversial information. That is a not so subtle references to Communist leaders who routinely airbrushed people out of photos usually in an attempt to erase them from history. Unlike in the Communist countries, I do not think Obama is behind this (and I do not think they do either), but it makes for an interesting comparison.

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