November 20, 2015

"A crew member from 'The Hunting Ground,' a one-sided film about campus sexual assault..."

"... has been editing Wikipedia articles to make facts conform with the inaccurate representations in the film."

13 comments:

rehajm said...

He will always have a job with mainstream media

Drago said...

Lefties re-writing history and sending items down the memory hole.

It has always been this way and it will always be that way.

Lefties gonna lefty.

Mr. T. said...

Lefty hacks sock puppeting on wikipedia?

Newsflash: the Sun came up this morning and has been everyday for the last decade too.

Achilles said...

Duh. Progressives rewrite history. If they didn't and people knew what they were up to and how their policies turn out.

John said...

Wikipedia guidelines state: "Do not edit Wikipedia in your own interests or in the interests of your external relationships."

We live in a time when everything is in one's self-interest and social media and the internet allows anyone with little technical skill and an agenda to create or adjust just about anything they please - more times than not 'anonymously', with no accountability. Everyone's opinion becomes the TRUTH. At least until the next guy comes along and edits it.

Facts and truth are foreign concepts and I fear with coming generations who've grown up with the Twitter, Facebook, Wiki-everything, etc. it will only get worse.

Virgil Hilts said...

Yep, we have always been at war with eastasia. History (or science) or anything else that does not fit the narrative must be fixed.

Bay Area Guy said...

Jeez, we learned this week that major liberal Universities are racist, and now they are filled with rapists too.

Gotta push the narrative. Gotta push the narrative. Gotta push the narrative.

Maybe, everyone should transfer to Hillsdale College or, heck, Texas A&M. Go Aggies!

Eric said...

"Facts" are not "facts" until they conform.

Matthew Blaine said...

Jameis Winston threatens lawsuit if CNN airs The Hunting Ground. I haven't seen it, but I understand his "accuser" is a main focus of the story.

Matthew Blaine said...

Hard copy, paper references, dictionaries, bound encyclopedias, they are all going to be replaced by electronic media. It is a virtual colonization of history by our new masters of the narrative.

Static Ping said...

On Wikipedia, the articles to be most wary of are those that involve controversial issues and the really obscure ones that no one notices. The obscure ones tend to be more amusing.

Probably the most weird edit war involved a Wikipedia editor insisting that such and such person said such and such thing despite the fact that the person contacted him directly to deny it. The editor apparently thought himself a better qualified expert on the person than the person himself.

MayBee said...

Why in the world is CNN airing this? Why are they airing it as a documentary?

Peter said...

I generally assume "documentary" is a synonym for "propaganda film."

Perhaps there are a few which are not, but mostly that's what they're used for.

As for the propaganda in Wikipedia edits, well, no doubt that's rationalized as something like, "Well maybe it's not literally true, but it's in service of a greater truth." Or something.

Politics is Wikipedia's Achilles heel. Technical articles are usually pretty good, but any subject that touches on contemporary politics is going to be a battleground.