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Vito & Wikipedia 2.0

Someone has been tinkering with Rep. Vito Barbieri's Wikipedia entry again. Here's the new information listed under "controversies" (not "education," as it was on Monday:

"Rep. Vito Barbieri came to widespread attention on February 23, 2015, after asking a doctor giving testimony if a woman could swallow a camera in order to undergo a remote gynecological exam, with the implication that Barbieri thought that the gastrointestinal tract was somehow connected to the reproductive organs. In response to commentary on social media, he explained his remarks: 'I was being rhetorical, because I was trying to make the point that equalizing a colonoscopy to this particular procedure was apples and oranges... So I was asking a rhetorical question that was designed to make her say that they weren't the same thing, and she did so. It was the response I wanted.'" Wikipedia entry here. And Wikipedia entry from Monday here.

Question: Do you rely on Wikipedia to find information you want?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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