So Rush, is Wikipedia reliable, or not? Report from Gawker:
“Everybody in the world knows you don’t believe anything on Wikipedia,” Rush Limbaugh told his listeners last year. So, uh, it must be embarrassing for him that he just used Wikipedia as a source—and got his facts wrong.
On Tuesday, Limbaugh told his listeners about Judge Roger Vinson, of the Federal District Court in Pensacola, Florida, is presiding over a legal challenge to the country’s new health-care reform law. Here’s a transcript, quoting liberally from Vinson’s Wikipedia article:
Who is this judge? Judge Clyde Roger Vinson is a Ronald Reagan appointee. Judge Clyde Roger Vinson is an avid hunter. He’s an amateur taxidermist. Do you know what a taxidermist is? That’s right. For our liberal caller today, this would not be good news. A taxidermist stuffs dead game. If you go into a big, all-male club, you’ll see some moose head over the fireplace. A taxidermist is responsible for it. “After a 2002 hunting trip during which he killed three brown bears, Vinson had their heads mounted over the door through which defendants must pass to enter the courtroom. At the time Vinson said the sight of the severed bear heads would ‘instill the fear of God’ into the accused. The heads were removed in June 2003,” it didn’t even take a year (laughing) “following complaints by local defendants’ rights groups.”
What a scary, conservative-sounding judge! Too bad none of that is true…
[continues at Gawker]