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Satirist Colbert successfully edits Wikipedia entries on Washington, elephants

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Satirist Colbert successfully edits Wikipedia entries on Washington, elephants

In a taped demonstration for his wildly popular satire on conservative talk shows, The Colbert Report, comedian Steven Colbert demonstrated a principal he dubbed wikiality, praising the online encyclopedia Wikipedia for its innate ability to enable its users to change history. As Newsvine reports, Colbert demonstrated his point on the air:

Colbert goes on to declare that he doesn’t believe George Washington had slaves. “If I want to say he didn’t, that’s my right, and now, thanks to Wikipedia *taps keyboard* it’s also a fact.”

Check the rest of this blog entry for what His Truthiness does next, including daring viewers to enter their own unique “facts” about elephants. (Newsvine)

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