Compensate Much?

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Via Reddit, the 50 most popular pages on “Conservapedia,” the reference wiki for right-wingers.

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22 Responses to “Compensate Much?”

  1. #1 |  Chris M | 

    Yeah, well, you’re on your own when the gay Flying Spaghetti Monster flys in from France and imposes his atheist views. One side of the isle will be well prepared!

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    are those gay porn links?!!!

  3. #3 |  Mike H | 

    As a gay guy, I’m sure flattered by all the love from Conservapedia’s readership! I’ll try to return the favor by looking up “gay GOP scandal” and “gay religious scandal”.

    Also, I wonder how many of these people were disappointed to learn that “Astrolabe” is NOT a personal lubricant.

  4. #4 |  Danno49 | 

    “The Trustworthy Encyclopedia”

    Yes, I’m sure they have earned that distinction out of all community edited wikis out there as being the one . . . true . . . um . . . thingy.

  5. #5 |  MassHole | 

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

  6. #6 |  Not Kristen | 

    Yep, definitely obssessed.

  7. #7 |  Bryan | 

    To me, the most hilarious one is “David Beckham.” I suppose there could be a number of legitimately straight conservative guys that just hate homosexuals — but then they go and looking for David Beckham pictures? Something doesn’t wash.

    I am surprised that Brad Pitt isn’t higher on the list.

  8. #8 |  Chris | 

    Beckham killed me too. Maybe they’re just trying to figure out how to curl in a free kick from 25 yards out. Perhaps over a wall of gay liberal Democrat men.

  9. #9 |  Marty | 

    ‘Also, I wonder how many of these people were disappointed to learn that “Astrolabe” is NOT a personal lubricant.’

    I almost snorted a whole cup of coffee out of my nose- THANKS

  10. #10 |  Nathan | 

    Not only is David Beckham right up there, but the entry right after it is “Unicorn”. 30 entries later, we see “Victoria Beckham.”

    What a funny list :)

  11. #11 |  Zeb | 

    I think calling it the “reference wiki for right-wingers” is a bit broad. More correct would be “the reference wiki for fundamentalist Christian, Republican, young-earth-creationists”.

  12. #12 |  Outside The Beltway | OTB | 

    Conservapedia, The Gay Friendly Encyclopedia…

    Of the most Popular pages in Conservapedia, “The Trustworthy Encyclopedia,” 7 of the top 10 and 17 of the top 50 have variants of the word “homosexual” in their titles.
    2. Homosexuality ?(2,391,500 views)
    3. Teen Homosexua…

  13. #13 |  Tokin42 | 

    I don’t think “conservapedia” is suggesting that Beckham is gay, there must be a lot of conservative soccer fans. Although, with all the links to anti-gay arguments I can how someone would make that error.

    The “compensate much” tag seems to hit it on the head. Is there a lot of self-loathing gay conservatives out there?

  14. #14 |  AllenC | 

    Zeb – I’d even drop the “Republican” part, since there not too many moderate or Libertarian-minded Repubicans out there would buy much of Conservapedia’s bunk. And yes, there are more than a few of us… :)

  15. #15 |  Mike Leatherwood | 

    HAHAHAHOHOHOHEHEHE
    That was the laugh riot I needed today. Thanks, Radley. SNL writers in their heyday couldn’t come up with something like this.

  16. #16 |  Zeb | 

    AllenC, not trying to say that all Republicans would be on the Conservapedia side, but it does follow pretty close to the “Christian right” side of the party.

  17. #17 |  TomMil | 

    A little statistical perspective here:

    1.Main Page ?(2,593,488 views)
    2.Homosexuality ?(2,391,500 views)

    Assuming all searches and uses begin at the main page (which mayor may not be true), 92.2% of the visitors searched for “Homosexuality”.

    The saddest thing is that Lindsey Graham and Gary Bauer conducted 84.4% of all of those entries. That could be wrong too tho’.

  18. #18 |  Raidsmith | 

    Are we sure this isn’t parody or hoax? It’s just too perfect.

  19. #19 |  Matches | 

    Nota Bene: If you Google search “homosexuality”, the Conservapedia page for it is the 2nd main result listed. This would account for the high number of pageviews for the homosexuality article relative to the site’s main page.

    The Beckhams’ high placements really baffle me, though.

  20. #20 |  Peter | 

    I know! The antiChrist will be a gay Pastafarian soccer player!

    Beware!

    And make sure you know what you’re saying when you talk about the Rapture!

  21. #21 |  Bill | 

    It is a well known fact that Conservative gay-bashers love soccer.

  22. #22 |  Stephen | 

    This is indeed a hoax. Someone programmed a bot to visit homosexuality-related pages on the site and drive up their hit count.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservapedia#Attacks

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