and a bit scary. See, if you change what’s in Wikipedia, then that is reality. That’s all it takes:
A truthiness case study (via Evgeny Morozov)
Man, you’ve gotta almost admire the sheer blind dedication of Sarah Palin’s wingnut acolytes.
Now they’re trying like crazy to edit the Wikipedia page for “Paul Revere” to make it match Palin’s botched version of history. Here’s the Revision history of Paul Revere; check out the edits that are being reversed.
Also see the discussion page for an entertaining exchange between Wikipedia editors and a would-be revisionist.
Updated 8:06 to add: They did update it on Conservapedia. If Sarah said it, it must be true. Now it’s on the interwebs, so it’s true. Sigh.