Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Crap Is Starting To Ooze Back

[At right: a typical, scholarly and unbiased Wikipedia editor.]

Somebody's been monkeying with my Wikipedia article again. Slowly but surely, the meretricious crap is starting to inch back, including the use of Morris Dees' Southern Poverty Law Center as an allegedly legitimate source, which it is not. Dees makes his money out of defaming anyone right of center, and his entire operation is one gigantic act of Constitutional indecency.

Some pointless errors of fact--evidently any old asshole can be cited by Wikipedia as an "authority" so long as he works for a "mainstream" media outlet, and Wikipedia's idea of what constitutes mainstream is, shall we say, pretty damned broad?

No outright lies yet, but the use of the SPLC as a source does not bode well for the accuracy or scholarly validity of the article.

Maybe they think I'll lose interest and stop monitoring the article. In any case, I suppose I need to be prepared to go to war again

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's Alive!

I notice there has been an update to my Wikipedia article.

Some of the incidents they cite are ridiculously minor and inconsequential and have no bearing on much of anything significant in my work or my past. I can see no reason at all why they need to be recorded until the end of time.

But, to be fair, there are still no outright lies, and no links to clearly malicious and unreliable sources with agendas, so fine. Whatever floats their boat. The article is still locked, and at least the Goat Dancers won't be able to play with it.

That is all I ever asked--that Wikipedia not tell lies about me, or direct readers to people who do, which in my opinion is a perfectly reasonable corollary.

But it's an interesting indication that someone or something is still concealing itself out there in the tall grass, waiting until it thinks I have lost interest and moved on for its opportunity to spring out of hiding and lay a large steaming patty of poop all over my article, yet another attempt made by Goat Dancers and lefty dweebs to seize control of the narrative of my life and career.

It's a reminder that constant vigilance--and this blog--will always be necessary.

-Harold A. Covington
(Please note--real signature, not
geeky Wikipedia-editorish pseudonym.)