Sunday, April 10, 2005


The Right Wing Tries to Frame the Media....Again --
From a diary I posted to Daily Kos:

Instapundit points to Dinocrat's claim that the New York Times plagiarized an inaccurate Wikipedia article on the Margrave virus.


However....
The line is not present in a revision dated 12:01, 9 Apr 2005.  It first appears in a revision dated 15:28, 9 Apr 2005.  The line was added by an anonymous person who also added an article on the oldest known object on Earth and added recent news on homosexual Republican consultant Arthur Finkelstein to an article on gay rights.


It is true that the New York Times should be rebuked for any inaccurate information its article may contain.  However, it is clear that the right wing blogosphere is itching to jump all over this as another case of the liberal media using inaccurate documents once again.  Instead, we have a case of Wikipedia once again plagiarizing a newspaper article.


Hmmm...maybe I should have waited until Powerline got their mitts on this.


UPDATE: As I forgot to point out and a commenter noted, the new York Times itself was cited in the Wikipedia article.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

The information is not inaccurate. Marburg is highly contagious. Dinocrat doesn't know what he's talking about.

Wikipedia Far More Accurate than Instapundit/Dinocrat (And That's Not Saying Much)

6:23 AM  

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