Corporate Espionage Involving a Patent At Microsoft
Personally, no, I don't see that a patent is so important that I should break not only the law, but also the trust and confidence other people have in me, simply to defend my rights to some obvious "invention". I may be a little behind the times here, but I can't say I would be overly tempted, no.
Not to mention that when it comes to a fight between you and Microsoft, you're going to lose. Not smart. (If the allegations are true, that is).
Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign
I think one very telling sentence in the report is this one:
The Post has several conservative columnists, but not all were gung-ho about McCain.
Although there may have been other sources of bias too, if the Democratic columnists love Obama but the Republican ones are cool on McCain, that's bound to introduce a bias in editorial comment on its own.
Wikipedia's New Definition of Truth
Wikipedia hasn't redefined truth. It is very explicit that doesn't claim to report truth, only verifiability. Read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verifiability :
The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth.
If readers sometimes look to it for truth, well, they're misusing it.