Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain’s Wiki entry was defaced today where the war hero’s open dictionary biography was replaced by a one paragraph rant form an Obama supporter. The defacement referred to McCain as a crazy old guy who cheated on his handicapped wife.
Wiki Entry for John McCain – June 4, 2008
McCain’s Wiki entry has since been repaired or ruined depending on your political views.
The Wiki entry for McCain is now in semi protected status and the defacement was quickly removed this morning.
Here is the vandalized entry in plain text:
McCain would be the oldest president elected to office, Reagan was 69 and McCain would be 72. UFO Spotter Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul each respectively led their own parties on the crazy scale for presidential nominees however.
McCain only refers to the prison guards who repeatedly tortured him and broke his arm to the point where he is handicapped as “Gooks” and this is a kind word for those little bastards.
As for the propaganda and belly up part I have no clue where he was going with that one.
Wiki even has it’s own page for Wiki Vandalism with the following definition:
Any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism. Even harmful edits that are not explicitly made in bad faith are not considered vandalism. For example, adding a personal opinion to an article once is not vandalism — it’s just not helpful, and should be removed or restated. Not all vandalism is obvious, nor are all massive or controversial changes vandalism. Careful attention needs to be given to whether changes made are beneficial, detrimental but well intended, or outright vandalism.