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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Feb 13 09:58:17 UTC 2008

Angela Anuszewski 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?
Virginia's dad once said that if you see it in the Sun it must be true.  
That led to one of the most famous newspaper editorials ever.

In many respects we probably *are* more authoritative than the 
newspapers.  Sheer modesty prevents us from admitting it.


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