[WikiEN-l] Well, that's interesting...

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 22:10:34 UTC 2008

On 12/02/2008, Angela Anuszewski <psu256 at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> I just was looking at
> http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/politics/bal-primarytracker-html,0,4807672.htmlpage
> and saw that in one of the boxes on the page, the word
> "superdelegates" was a hyperlink - imagine my surprise when I clicked
> on it and it took me to the Wikipedia article.
> Does anyone worry that if newspapers make a habit of doing that, their
> readers will look at Wikipedia as being as authoritative as the
> newspaper and not bother to check into the article's accuracy? After
> all, if the paper considers it authoritative enough to link to, it
> must be so, right?

It's better than them stating things they've read on Wikipedia as fact
in their articles without saying where they got the info - at least
this way readers stand a chance of being able to correctly determine
the reliability of what they're reading.

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