A Rumble in the Wikipedia Jungle

Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs notes that Sarah Palin fans are trying to edit Wikipedia to reflect her, uh, understanding of Paul Revere’s freedom ride.

Wikipedia editors are reversing suggested edits (see the Paul Revere discussion page and revision history) so those looking to re-imagine the ride have turned to Conservapedia where we now learn that “Part of the purpose of the ride was to warn the British that colonists would exercise their gun rights.”

As Johnson notes:

What “gun rights?” When Paul Revere took his famous ride, there was no US Constitution, and no Second Amendment.

Filed Under: Because if it’s on the internet it has to be true.

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  1. aatombomb reblogged this from journo-geekery and added:
    Sigh. These morons are going to run the country one day, aren’t they?
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