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Monday, May 21, 2007
Why Do Conservatives Hate Facts?
Wikipedia has become an online phenomenon. With over 1.7 million entries in English alone, it has become the premier online encyclopedia. Conservatives, however, in their continuing battle against anything resembling facts, have decided to create their own reality with the launch last November of Conservapedia, a "conservative" alternative to Wikipedia. Started by Andrew Schlafly, the son of legendary nutjob Phyllis Schlafly, Conservapedia calls itself "the trustworty encyclopedia," and provides readers with a daily Bible verse to prove, apparently, that God is on their side.
However, if you're looking for comprehensive information in your encyclopedia, Conservapedia may not be your encyclopedia of choice. This is the entire entry for George W. Bush's Foreign Policy...
George W. Bush has spent most of his Presidency focusing on foreign policy issues, namely the war on terror in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the USA. As part of the fight against terrorism, he got Congressional approval to invade the countries of Afghanistan and Iraq, and he successfully instituted regime changes in those countries. He is now working to end the Iraqi insurgency and stabilize the region.
But wait, there's more. To prove that the economy has improved, they site the fact that "during his term Exxon Mobile has posted the largest profit of any company in a single year." Boy, I feel better about the economy already. Thanks, Conservapedia, for opening my eyes!
Take a look at the entries for George W. Bush from each site: Conservapedia and Wikipedia. Which entry do you think is more useful?
But, to really get a flavor of these 2 sites, do this side-by-side comparison. Check out the Wikipedia entry for Conservapedia, and vice versa. The former is a straigtforward presentation of the facts, and the latter is an attack on the former.
Next up: Qube TV, the conservative alternative to YouTube. God help us all.
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Posted by Doug DeLong at 1:21 PM