History used to be written by the winners. At wikipedia, history is written by the loser with the most free time. The old way is better.
Jimbo’s right. Much of wikipedia is “unreadable crap” . Especially the biography pages.
The first wikipedia page I edited was Richard Guadagno’s. Guadagno died on 9/11 while attacking the terrorists that hijacked Flight 93. It's well-documented that Guadagno lived in Eureka, California and worked for the USFWS . But his wiki entry said that he was "manager of EPPD" and lived in El Paso, Texas. I fixed those errors, but wonder how many similar mistakes are scattered throughout the wiki pages.
Guadagno’s page was deleted . Guadagno helped bring down Flight 93 , has a federal building  and a college scholarship  named after him, is the sole subject of a federal law , has an IMDB page , and is the primary subject of news stories nearly six years after his death . However, the wikipedia brain trust decided that he wasn’t notable enough for a page. I guess the space was needed for useless lists  and to give every unknown academic who ever wrote anything about marxism an entry . The fact that pages of notable people can be deleted at any time is a reason why wikipedia will never be considered a reliable reference .
I'm embarrassed to admit that I went to the school that gave Ward Churchill tenure. Anyone who wants to know about Churchill should read the reports in the Rocky Mountain News  instead of the biased and silly puff-piece that appears in wikipedia. Wikipedia is full of slanted and poorly-written work like its Churchill article. Which is another reason why nobody considers wikipedia a reliable reference .