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Wonky Washington Wikis Sunday, February 12, 2006

I've been a little lax this week about blogging and will be this weekend as I'm heading to Nashville for the weekend. I'll try to throw a lot of things for the weekend though.

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that's usually pretty good. some entries are better than others because they are generally written by volunteers and are generally considered neutral. A scandal erupted recently on the Hill because a number of elected officials had their people go about changing some of the entries because in some cases, they presented truthful but unflattering information. This isn't limited to one party of the other. Senatoral folks include Tom Harkin, Joe Biden, Dianne Feinstein, Norm Coleman and Conrad Burns.

This linked back to a href="http://stithmeister.blogspot.com/2006/01/rep-marty-meehan-spins-his-wikipedia.html" target="_blank" involving Congress Marty Meehan (D-MA). His staffers had gotten in an changed the info about him not adherring to the four term limit he'd placed on himself as well as the fact he currently has raised more money than any Rep on the hill. It's somewhere over $4 million.

There's no law against what they did but in a time of scandal racing through Washington at all levels, one would think they'd try to keep an air of transperancy about them. Most of the information is a matter of public record anyway and is available on other websites and an in many newspapers' archives. They just can't shake the ways and they won't.


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