Ed Driscoll

Dispatches from the Faith-Based Encyclopedia

Wikipedia — where anyone can falsely accuse an associate of Robert F. Kennedy of being “directly involved in the Kennedy assassinations of both John, and his brother, Bobby,” but any mention that Obama ate a dog — despite Obama having now mentioned said fact on the record at least three times himself — is apparently verboten, at least during the election year.

Back in 2004, Robert McHenry, the former editor in chief of the Encyclopedia Britannica, dubbed its would-be Internet successor “The Faith-Based Encyclopedia” at Tech Central Station; in terms of quality control, it looks like little has changed in the interim.

Say, has anybody heard from Comrade Ogilvy recently?

Related: Speaking of Obama and the Memory Hole, meet “Barry’s Imaginary Girlfriend.” As Jim Geraghty writes, with some thoughts on both Obama’s college-era girlfriend and Elizabeth Warren, the 1/32nd Indian maiden, the password for 2012 is…“Composite.”