Wikipedia Vandalism Proves Republicans Hate Harry Potter
Above, some rakish Wikipedia vandal erases the entire entry for Harry Potter and replaces it with "Snape is the half-blood prince and kills Dumbledore." This hilarious prankster's IP address was logged, as in all Wikipedia edits, and it turns out it came from the Republican Party of Minnesota. This is just one of the many little treats revealed by a new site that lists all edits made by any organization you can think of whose offices have internet access. Wired is tracking the better ones, and here are some of our favorites:
* The New York Times employee who felt the need to add "jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk" to George W. Bush's entry.
* This one's fun: guess who deleted all mention of the Nazis and Prescott Bush from the Brown Brothers Harriman entry? Here's a hint: it was someone from Brown Brothers Harriman!
* Did you know that former CIA director Richard Helms secretly stopped Henry Kissinger from "igniting another Middle East war" during Jordan's Black September? A CIA employee did!
* And hell, let's go back to the Minnesota GOP for our final one, in which they replace every mention of "Irish" in the Saint Patrick's Day entry with the charming phrase "penis gourd."
Find any more good ones? Let us know.