The Federalist has officially arrived: the Left is trying to delete its Wikipedia entry.

How droll.

Yep. It just happened. The science-loving censors at Wikipedia, not content with memory-holing unassailable facts about Neil Tyson’s history of fabricating quotes (part 1part 2, and part 3), are now trying to completely erase The Federalist from Wikipedia. Seriously, take a look:


The folks at the Federalist might take some comfort in the fact that you really haven’t arrived as a conservative/Republican/Righty online publication until a progressive Wikipedia editor attempts to delete your site’s entry. RedState went through this ourselves, back in the day; and I have to say, the Federalist has had it lucky. Our particular drama included gay-baiting… and no, I have no idea why a bunch of anonymous progressives thought that that would work.  Heck, I don’t even know what ‘work’ would mean as a definition, in this context.

Moe Lane (crosspost)


[UPDATE]: Oh, it gets better.  The Cult of deGrasse Tyson apparently managed to get the Wikipedia page shut down, briefly.  I think that Federalist editor Ben Domenech’s comments here are worth noting:

“It’s funny to see how these Wikipedia crowds have gotten even more intense,” Domenech added. “Kevin Williamson was speaking at Heritage and pointed out that as the Left gets more exhausted it also gets more authoritarian. He was referring to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. saying that climate change deniers should be arrested. That sort of thing is something you see reflected on the Internet as well. They form these little mobs.”


And Wikipedia’s unique problem is this: it has no effective defense against mobs, and cannot really acquire one without having a lot of people go into full-bore hysteria on the subject.


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