Conservapedia: The Search for the Truth Ends Here
You are surely aware of Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia. While sometimes comically inaccurate (but rarely nowadays), Wikipedia is actually a fairly reliable resource for basic facts (How many touchdowns has Tom Brady thrown? Which years was Warren Harding president?). It is almost always one of the first few hits on your favorite search engine when looking up a basic fact. In short, it is useful.
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But not everyone likes Wikipedia. Some conservatives, for example. So they formed "Conservapedia."
Tell me more, you say? "Conservapedia is a clean and concise resource for those seeking the truth. We do not allow liberal bias to deceive and distort here." Put another way: "We do not allow liberal censorship of conservative facts. Wikipedia editors who are far more liberal than the American public frequently censor factual information." Conservapedia does not give any actual examples of this.
Conservapedia was founded by Andrew Schlafly, son of famous conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (that's a Wikipedia link to her bio so be on the look out for any bias) to root out the bias he was certain inhered in Wikipedia.
So what can you learn at Conservapedia that you might be shielded from at Wikipedia? Let's look at some of their most popular entries:
Barack Hussein Obama II (reportedly born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961) is the 44th President of the United States . . . . The liberal claptrap that helped elect Obama as president seems silly today. It was claimed, for example, that Obama has millions of followers on Twitter, when allegedly some 70 percent of them are fake. And although the lamestream media promoted Obama as a great orator, in fact he relies almost entirely on teleprompters for his speeches and press conferences, and at one point even had teleprompters set up for him in a middle school classroom in order to speak to the media.
This reads much like the Encyclopedia Britannica I grew up with. Want more?