I think that history – or at least a politician’s web-site – is being rewritten even as I write. Oh dear.
The politician is an Australian senator, Glenn Lazarus. A page on the Courier-Mail website (21 August 2014) carries the headline Clive Palmer party senator Glenn Lazarus caught plagiarising Wikipedia.
Lazarus is, of course, not the first Australian politician to be caught out using Wikipedia as a source: Greg Hunt uses Wikipedia research to dismiss links between climate change and bushfires, though in Mr Hunt’s case Continue reading