Rush Limbaugh accidentally declared dead by Wikipedia
Rush Limbaugh was hospitalized on Wednesday for “chest pains” in Hawaii, but the controversial radio host (who also had a syndicated TV show at one point) is not dead contrary to a post made by Wikipedia early Thursday morning. The commentator’s page was edited briefly to say that December 30, 2009 was the day of his death, but it has since been changed back to say that he is alive and recovering.
Rush Limbaugh has of course received his share of criticism in 2009, including a failed bid to be a part-owner of the St. Louis Rams. In addition, many of comments geared towards race has lead to mass criticism from numerous media outlets.
The mistake on Wikipedia can’t really be blamed on the site; rather, it was probably just done by someone trying to make a joke or asserting the power of free speech (even when it’s factually incorrect) over the internet.