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CIA, Vatican, DCCC, Fox News, New York Times All Just Fucking Around On Wikipedia

Cuz if the government can read my mind, they know I'm thinking of you. - WonketteThe new Wikipedia scanner thing has revealed what we pretty much always suspected: The world's political, religious and media leaders are about seven years old, on average. By matching anonymous edits to Wikipedia entries back to the office computers where they originated, the scanner is able to match up particular changes to particular organizations. For example:


* Somebody at the CIA repeatedly added "Wahhhh!" to the profile of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

* The CIA also made some helpful edits to, uhm, Oprah Winfrey's profile.

* At the Vatican, they fucked with the entry about the Catholic Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, removing "links to newspaper stories written in 2006 that alleged that Adams's finger prints and hand prints were found on a car used during a double murder in 1971."

* Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee computers added color commentary to the Rush Limbaugh profile, describing him as an idiot, racist and bigot, while noting this about his listeners: "Most of them are legally retarded."

* Diebold employees removed references to Diebold CEO Walden O'Dell being a loyal stooge of the Bush Administration.

* People at Fox News fucked with Al Franken's profile.

* Fox News staffers also "de-loofahed Bill O' Reilly, posted false information about the ratings of Fox News shows, accused Keith Olbermann of making light of Peter Jennings' death and deleted rating info for MSNBC programs."

* Somebody at the NYT added the very clever insult "jerk" to Bush Junior's entry, while others are editing the Wall Street Journal's entry for some reason.

* A computer at the New York Times was also used to call Tom DeLay a "grand dragon," which is pretty good but not quite as good as Robert Byrd's actual title, "Exalted Cyclops."

Wikipedia 'shows CIA page edits' [BBC]

Fox News, New York Times Vandalizing Rivals' Wikipedia Entries? [Fishbowl NY]

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