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Conservapedia: A Wikipedia Fox News Can Love

Perhaps George Bush will finally be able to “correct” that approval rating

First they wanted their own Daily Show. Now it appears Fox News and its liberal-media-correcting followers are getting their own Wikipedia, too.

From Conservapedia’s mission statement:

Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American. On Wikipedia, many of the dates are provided in the anti-Christian “C.E.” instead of “A.D.”, which Conservapedia uses. Christianity receives no credit for the great advances and discoveries it inspired, such as those of the Renaissance. Read a list of many Examples of Bias in Wikipedia.

The site was launched in November by Andy Schlafly, attorney and son of the prominent conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, and 58 students at a home school in New Jersey. (Seriously.) Only now, thanks to some mentions on science blogs and Wonkette, it seems to be getting some traction.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, by the way, supports Conservapedia: “Free culture knows no bounds … We welcome the reuse of our work to build variants. That’s directly in line with our mission.”

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