Continuing the thread of Wikipedia and politics, I recently made my second edit to Wikipedia, a small change to the entry for former U.S. Senator Roman Hruska. (Here’s my first.) I am certainly not an expert on Hruska, but his entry cited a noteworthy historical quote attributed to him and used as its source a random blog that itself cites no source. This is beneath the standards of any reference work.
My little bit of web browsing did not turn up an online archive of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where the quote was supposedly uttered, but relying on Hruska’s New York Times obituary seems like a reasonable fallback and is still a clear improvement.
Now why was I looking up that quote in the first place?