Political wikis and constitutional movies

So last week in a post entitled “simple, online, deadly & political” I blogged about “scandalpedia” a site created to highlight the problems and failed promises of the Conservative Party. In the brief post I wondered aloud how long before a similar wiki would appear to tackle McCain and Palin.

Apparently, not long.

Today I stumbled upon McCainpedia, a site run by the democratic party that tracks and exposes the campaign trail lies of John McCain and Sarah Palin. Holding someone to account over what they are saying is not dirty politics – it’s accountability (something all the more necessary since the press has been inconsistent in holding McCain to account for his predilection for truthiness)

On a separate note I finally watch the movie “The Queen.” I’ve been eager to watch it since Andrew Potter wrote an incredibly insightful review that also made the movie even more enjoyable to watch. If you haven’t seen it, or even if you have, I highly recommend reading Potter’s comments.

2 thoughts on “Political wikis and constitutional movies

  1. Amy

    Andrew was my Philosophy 100 TA in university, so I was pretty excited to see that the Rebel Sell author was the very same Andrew Potter. He was basically the only pleasant thing about that phil class.

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  2. Amy

    Andrew was my Philosophy 100 TA in university, so I was pretty excited to see that the Rebel Sell author was the very same Andrew Potter. He was basically the only pleasant thing about that phil class.

    Reply

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