Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Jimbo Wales of Wikipedia is looking mighty two-faced these days; he's been accused of manipulating Wikipedia entries for both money and sex. Not that he's done anything illegal, but there sure is a contrast between Wikipedia's self-proclaimed high-mindedness (have you ever looked at their immensely long list of policies, many of which are contradictory?) and the tawdry behavior Wales is accused of.

Speaking of tawdry sex, the Republicans are thrilled with the Eliot Spitzer scandal. Schadenfreude city. They hate his guts and would love to see Spitzer not only out of office, but in prison too. And if this mess makes Hillary Clinton look bad too, that's just gravy.

David Mamet has a very interesting piece in the Village Voice on his move to the political right. Just goes to show that if you're not a liberal at age 20, you have no heart, but if you're not a conservative at age 40, you have no brain.

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