Rewriting The Past At The Ministry Of Truth

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

― George Orwell, 1984

Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast in 1969 with 200 MPH winds.

10 Sep 2004, 5 – Pensacola News Journal at

The winds were so strong, they made buildings disappear.


Bu the Ministry of Truth, AKA Wikipedia, has managed to knock 26 MPH off Camille’s wind speeds just since 2004.  Record historical hurricanes don’t suit the narrative.

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18 Responses to Rewriting The Past At The Ministry Of Truth

  1. Josh says:

    Wow. Even the fraudsters NOAA states Hurricane Camille had maximum wind speed more than 200 mph. NOAA is not official when it does not suit AGW?

    • Grumpy Gasbag says:

      It is a matter of not understanding or blurring the line between wind speed reported in knots and wind speed reported in mph.

      174 knots is equal to 200 mph.

      The short answer is don’t ever design a Mars Lander based on data from Wikipedia

  2. RAH says:

    This is a recent development is it not? In the past it seemed that they at least tried to be honest about hurricane data as it was reported at the time.

    Anyway, it’s a great catch.

    • Steven Fraser says:

      Wickedpedia is crowdsourced, and known not to be correct in many topical areas.

      • RAH says:

        I know this and known for a long time they aren’t a reliable source when it came to climate issues. Well aware of the antics of Connolley editing out any skepticism from the most commonly visited Wikipedia climate topic pages.

        But I have checked their hurricane data in the past cross checking with that from NOAA and found it to be honest and accurate. This revelation of tampering that Tony brings here indicates to that a topic once presented accurately by Wiki is now being compromised.

  3. Jeff Jones says:

    I have a friend who was in the navy and stationed on the Texas coast during Camille. He rode out the storm alone in a barracks building!

  4. Colorado Wellington says:

    I reckon liars will lie, Nazis will nazi and Commies will commie.

  5. Norilsk says:

    I love coming here to hear the truth.

  6. Gator says:

    Well obviously we now know that hurricanes were much less powerful before 1979. Every taxpayer paid climate model and every government paid climate expert will tell you the same. It is a consensus, so get over it.

  7. steve case says:

    I just looked:

    Formed August 14, 1969
    Dissipated August 22, 1969
    Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 175 mph (280 km/h)

    Yes, Wikipedia is not to be believed.

    Is anyone going to go in and rewrite the article with the truth, and then see how long it takes for it to be changed back again?

  8. I started correcting errors in the Wikipedia a decade or so back. Nonsuperstitious free marketeers such as Ayn Rand are labelled ATHEIST, but not Marx, Lenin, Stalin or Kruschev. Norman Thomas is carefully labeled a Christian Socialist, and on a page about Germany, National Socialist was replaced with the Russian slang “nazi” by someone whose website was: hitlerwasacapitalist. The trend is to divide and dismember opposition by setting superstition at the throat of reason.

  9. Psalmon says:

    Worse than rewriting history. Buoy or land measured data for hurricanes almost NEVER matches reports of windspeed. Several examples exist:
    – Super(duper)storm Sandy never recorded a wind speed above 75mph at landfall
    – A few years ago Cat 5 hurricane Matthew turned north and passed directly over NOAA buoy #40258 on its way to Guantanamo and registered wind speeds of 70mph. I asked NOAA to explain and they said buoys are not reliable because of wave troughs and wind shadow effects (magically NOAA buoys know how to hide in the troughs of waves!)
    – Last years Irma was probably the most obvious example. Windspeeds at NOAA stations and USGS stations on the Keys were barely hurricane force. Damage mimicked a Cat 1 Hurricane. We were told it was Cat 4.

    From Galvaston to the Long Island Express to Camile damage has equaled recorded windspeeds on land..Respectively:Totally destroyed…Napatree point…Apartment buildings vanished. Today’s “CAT 5” “Superstorms” barely scratch even feeble beach structures.

    If the Long Island Express barreled thru the same area and formed a dozen new inlets and killed 600+ people (probably 60,000 now) and wiped out whole islands, it would be biblical, the country would come to a stop. 80 years ago it was just a big Hurricane and lost quickly because of the impending war in Europe.

    This is a serious “cry wolf” problem because it WILL happen again and people are being told storms that knock down a couple sheds are CAT 3 storms. Oh the humanity!

  10. David A says:

    Psalmon, exactly correct. There was Canatori standing in the path of the eye, before and after it passed, and witnessing what looked like cat one winds, exactly what the ground based readings showed.

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