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EricTheGreen writes: The Chronicle of Higher Education details one scholar's attempt to perform a fact-based correction of a Wikipedia article on the Haymarket Riot
... and how his efforts are defeated by a editorial policy supporting what can apparently best be described as a "truth in numbers" policy, facts of the matter be damned. One particularly telling quote from a Wikipedia editor, cited in the article: