Check Out The Ridiculous Number Of Edits There Are On The ‘Recession’ Page In Just One Week

An administrator who works for Wikipedia has now placed a pause on edits that can be done to the “Recession” page by folks who are unregistered users until the early part of August, in a bid to end “vandalism” and “malicious” content after the page received a whopping 41 edits over the last week as efforts have been made to redefine the historical meaning of the term.

Democrats have been attempting to take the definition of “recession,” which is a negative economy for two consecutive quarters and turn it into something else because the party doesn’t want the term applied to the current administration with midterm elections right around the corner.

You can smell the desperation. It smells like tapioca pudding, Ben-Gay, and dementia.

According to The Daily Wire, “The release of the draft sparked a series of protests against Supreme Court justices, both at the court and at their homes, after their addresses were published online. The leaked draft also kicked off new calls by progressive lawmakers to take radical action, such as stacking the Supreme Court to keep federal protections on abortion access.”

Writer Ann Bauer flagged the edits on Wednesday, putting out a tweet that said, “Here is the revision history from roughly the past 24 hours on Wikipedia’s RECESSION page,” while including the extensive list of edits that were made in a screenshot in the post.

Check out more details from the Daily Wire post:

For example, an editor by the name “Soibangla” — the third most prominent member of the Recession page by authorship — repeatedly deleted additions by other editors who used the textbook definition of a recession as being two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth.

The editor, who contributed to more than a thousand other Wikipedia articles, replaced the historically-applied indicator with various ambiguous explanations. For example, one of Soibangla’s edits claimed, “There is no global consensus on” what a recession is.

Other editors, however, tried changing or reverting the definitions, only to be foiled by other editors who removed their changes.

So many edits have been completed on the page in such a short period of time that an administrator for Wikipedia named “Anarchyte” hit the pause button on additions due to what was referred to as “Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content,” which requires all edits to be confirmed by trusted users.

Editors for Wikipedia are not paid for their services by the company and if they violate the company’s rules they can be banned.

At the time of this writing, many of the changes made to the “recession” page have been deleted. The historical definition of the term is currently live on the site, though there is a bit of extra context added to it.

Anarchyte also tagged the page with “Twinkle,” which is apparently something that’s used to “stop vandalism, or the malicious addition and/or deletion of content on a page.”  The verification process is set to be left in place for weeks, possibly even months.

All of this came about after White House economic advisor Brian Deese claimed that a recession is not actually universally defined as two straight quarters of negative growth, which, again, flies in the face of the decades-old accepted definition.

“It’s not the definition that economists have traditionally relied on,” Deese said concerning the classic definition of the word.

However, if you look back at words spoken by Deese in 2008, you’ll see he told the media, “Economists have a technical definition of recession, which is two consecutive quarters of negative growth.”

The left is trying to move the goal posts in order to avoid providing the GOP with fodder they can use in political ads that will likely sway voters to lean more to the right this time around. Unfortunately, their attempts to cover up the fact we’re in a recession are just going to provide even more material for the right and serve to sway more folks over to the conservative side of the spectrum.

This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.

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