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'Dang. I think Elon hit a nerve'
After the U.S. posted two straight quarters of negative GDP growth, the Biden administration conveniently decided to change the conventional (though not "technical," according to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen) definition of "recession." Recent changes to the “recession” page on Wikipedia now have people wondering if the online encyclopedia has conveniently changed the conventional definition of "objective."
After a revision war erupted on Wikipedia's “recession” page, administrators locked the page from any further edits. Some people on Twitter seemed to find the newly un-editable version suspiciously favorable to Democrats.
\u201cWikipedia has changed the definition of recession.\n\nWayback's last capture was July 11, 2022. \n\nBased on Wiki's changelog, the line: "There is no global consensus on the definition of a recession" was added on July 27. \n\nThe page is now locked.\u201d— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) 1659050280
\u201c#Wikipedia comes to the Democrats' rescue again. Changes definition of #Recession. Wayback's last capture was July 11, 2022. Based on Wiki's changelog, the line: "There is no global consensus on the definition of a recession" was added on July 27. And they 'sem-locked' the page.\u201d— Climate Dispatch (@Climate Dispatch) 1659015287
\u201c@unusual_whales Correct! Specifically, the most important change, memory-holing the oft-used "two quarters" rubric was made on the very day that the first 1Q GDP decline estimate was released. Huh. \n\nhttps://t.co/p0Cxpidapa\u201d— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) 1659050280
\u201c\u201cInflation is Prosperity. \nRecession is growth. \nShortage is Abundance\u201d\u201d— Coinbits | DCA into bitcoin (@Coinbits | DCA into bitcoin) 1659016862
That's when Elon Musk jumped into the fray. "Wikipedia is losing its objectivity," Musk tweeted and tagged Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
\u201c@micsolana Wikipedia is losing its objectivity @jimmy_wales\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
Wales responded by inviting Musk to call him for a "real discussion," but only after saying "Reading too much Twitter nonsense is making you stupid."
\u201c@elonmusk @micsolana Elon kindly take a moment to read this: https://t.co/8MydQ8SNyW\n\nReading too much Twitter nonsense is making you stupid. Call me next week if you want a real discussion. @elonmusk\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
\u201c@jimmy_wales @elonmusk @micsolana How classy. @elonmusk points out the obvious, @jimmy_wales replies with an insult \ud83d\ude44\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
\u201c@jimmy_wales @elonmusk @micsolana Your cofounder has also criticized Wikipedia\u2019s bias. Rather then condescendingly writing off criticisms from @elonmusk perhaps you should heed the warning while your site\u2019s reputation still has a chance of being salvaged.\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
\u201c@jimmy_wales @elonmusk @micsolana Not a great look jimmy\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
\u201c@jimmy_wales @elonmusk @micsolana I'd love to listen to that call.\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
\u201c@Entrepreneur_NP @Lotitto @elonmusk @micsolana @Wikipedia What would I have to be frustrated about? The claim is obviously ridiculous and I said so. End of.\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn said he thinks the left would do anything to win an argument or to justify its radical policy positions, including alter our language. In the video clip below, Glenn details how those on the left have recently manipulated the meanings of at least seven words just to rationalize their out-of-touch political ideas.
\u201c@jimmy_wales @elonmusk @micsolana Dang. I think Elon hit a nerve\u201d— Mike Solana (@Mike Solana) 1659046490
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