Fair and balanced

The right wing’s answer to Wikipedia describes itself as:

…a clean and concise resource for those seeking the truth. We do not allow liberal bias to deceive and distort here. Founded initially in November 2006 as a way to educate advanced, college-bound homeschoolers, this resource has grown into a marvelous source of information for students, adults and teachers alike…. The starting point for increasing your knowledge, your faith and the well-being of you and those around you is to understand concepts better. Conservapedia enables you to do that, and to impart what you have learned to others by editing here. The truth shall set you free.
No other encyclopedic resource on the internet is free of corruption by liberal untruths.

Please go now and have a look at their entry on Barack Obama. Here’s just a small snip:

Obama is likely to be Muslim because:
Obama’s background and education are Muslim
Obama’s middle name remains Muslim, meaning “descendant of Muhammad,” which most Christians would not retain
Obama recently referred to his “Muslim faith”
Obama uses the Muslim Pakistani pronunciation for “Pakistan” rather than the common American one

Scroll through the rest for more goodies. How did we get to this point, where people could actually read crap like this without laughing out loud or recoiling in disgust? It’s like that famous guy with the mustache warning us about the characteristics that make someone likely to be Jewish.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

“Obama’s political views have been subjected to controversy even before he put himself forward as a presidential candidate. Former House majority leader Tom DeLay has described Obama’s record in the Illinois Senate as that of a “Marxist leftist”.[89] In May 2007, Obama (and Sen. Hillary Clinton) voted against funding the Iraq War for the first time.[90][91]
“Obama frequently broadcasts messages through miniature transistor radios embedded in my lower right bicuspid [92] in which he taunts me about my alleged [93] sexual inadequacies which is totally untrue and whispers about his plans to reduce dependence on foreign oil by burning Bibles and American flags [94][95]. Shielding with multiple layers of tinfoil remains ineffective in blocking these messages. [97]

October 7, 2008 @ 10:14 am | Comment

Amazing that the Chinese have a legitimate excuse for ignorance of events, facts or a world view because their government doesn’t give them access. In the US where we have unlimited access we have a citizenry that is sos moronic as to defy belief. My fellow Americans deserve every bad thing that happens in their ignorant, superstitious, shallow lives.

October 7, 2008 @ 10:38 am | Comment

barack obama is the tool of satan, richard. i applaud the efforts of the right thinking people of the conservapedia in exposing him and his devillish ways.

October 7, 2008 @ 3:36 pm | Comment

Brendan, I’d be laughing out loud if it weren’t so close to the crap you can actually find on that page.

Not a Sinophile, you really need to lighten up a bit.

October 7, 2008 @ 3:53 pm | Comment

How about that photo claiming to show Obama refusing to put his hand over his heart during the pledge of allegiance? It’s weird a giant flag behind the four people supposedly reciting the pledge that has no visible means of support. 3 are facing to left. bill richardson is facing a different direction toward a camera. The sizes of the four people are at an exagerated perspective. The positions of the chairs and the sizes of the figures. who is the lady in the back supposed to be. Looks like a montage created out of photoshop.

I have always admired Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill for having the depth of understanding to know one can have liberal and conservative values simultaneously. They are not mutually exclusive.

Yet the modern conservative movement is intent to lie in order to protect “the truth” and hold G Gordon Liddy and Oliver North to be role models.

Believing in honesty does not require creating an alternate conservative reality that is more dishonest than the original “liberal” bias.

October 8, 2008 @ 12:50 am | Comment

Alabama is a terror state, because Alabama sounds very similar to Obama, which sounds in turn very similar to Osama.

It is clear that Alabama is a name related to Osama, therefore there is no doubt that they are hiding their fundamentalist terrorist intentions, bidding their time.

Alabama must be invaded before they attack US!!!

October 8, 2008 @ 1:00 am | Comment

Fox News is the Voice-of-God. Hear it and believe, thee disbelievers. It proves that meatheads will rightfully and righteously inherit the earth. It proclaims: down with weasels, losers, and such. The poor stay poor for a reason: God wants them to be. Nobody by I tells the truth. Everyone else but those who say the same or those who ally themselves with me will go to heaven. Everyone else will go to Hell, unless they betray their original affiliations. Joe Lieberman is now saved for all eternity. If you can’t take a joke, fellas, go shoot yourselves in the foot.

October 8, 2008 @ 1:04 am | Comment

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