Swiftboating wikipedia

Much as it may piss off some, this is actually a stroke of genius. In an effort to actually illustrate his or her point, someone posted a laughably stupid and misleading definition for "Swiftboating" in Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia open to editing by all readers.

They write (Raw Story has the screen shot here):

"Swiftboating is American political jargon for truthful and accurate debunking of John Kerry's exaggerated military experience in Vietnam. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth organization's ads against Democratic presidential candidate Senator John F. Kerry in the 2004 election campaign revealed the candidate to be untruthful in his representation of his military record."
Raw Story explains: "The Swift Boats were funded by the biggest Republican campaign donor in Texas and pushed what turned out to be an unfounded claim that Kerry lied to get one of his two decorations for bravery and two of his three purple hearts."

Now, since it's clear that nobody would possibly write something so idiotic and false in Wikipedia, it goes without saying that it was simply a gag intended to illustrate what a Swiftboating would look like. Right? (RawStory)

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