Monday, January 30, 2006

Down the Memory Hole

Those of you who read this blog will undoubtedly have noticed my affinity for Wikipedia, the online, free encyclopaedia, editable by anyone.

Did that sound like a plug? Hmm.

Anyway, those of you that love random information will also love this:

Apparently, according to the Lowell Sun,

The staff of U.S. Rep Marty Meehan wiped out references to his broken term-limits pledge as well as information about his huge campaign war chest in an independent biography of the Lowell Democrat on a Web site that bills itself as the "world's largest encyclopedia," The Sun has learned.

The Meehan alterations on represent just two of more than 1,000 changes made by congressional staffers at the U.S. House of Representatives in the past six month.
[Insert trombone Waa Wah here]

If you want the whole discussion, check out this, which details the behavior of the United States Congress.

Representative Meehan apparently believes, if it doesn't show up in the records, it didn't happen. He that controls the information can control the past.

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