White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who is likely to be the first in a long, sad line of propagandists fired by President Trump for failing to sell his alternate version of reality to the American media, got off to a rocky start on Saturday by straight-up lying about the size of inauguration crowds the day before. As of Sunday, he had morphed into a meme, with #SpicerFacts coming to serve as a useful term for those Trump administration whoppers so ridiculous you can't believe anyone really tried to coat them in a veneer of truth.
Meanwhile, Spicer's Wikipedia page fell victim to this brutal edit:
Of course, some editors were more mischievous in their changes. At one point, Spicer's photo was replaced with an image of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, aka "Baghdad Bob," a Foreign Minister of Iraq before and during the 2003 war who was ridiculed for his proclamations of Iraq's impending victory.
Someone changed Spicer's Wikipedia photo to Baghdad Bob pic.twitter.com/kaZwCxnzbZ— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) January 22, 2017
There were more obvious jokes to be made as well.
Wikipedia has been updated to reflect Sean Spicer's new position pic.twitter.com/vbyZZbAfew— Theresa (@going_dwn4real) January 22, 2017
Sean Spicer's wikipedia entry looked like this for awhile. pic.twitter.com/FE3qkZS991— Dawn Johnson (@sundene) January 22, 2017
On Sean Spicer's Wikipedia page 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/9hy6Mw7lyE— Sigmund Chalfont (@SigmundChalfont) January 22, 2017
But nobody was better at vandalizing the page than writer Patricia Lockwood.
nice. it lasted three minutes pic.twitter.com/Rni89cDKOq— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) January 22, 2017
keep it up mang, I got all night pic.twitter.com/Jzi1TA2H6p— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) January 22, 2017
no idea why they haven't locked the page yet pic.twitter.com/KKRHl1M8Ej— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) January 22, 2017
the kiss was real, and huge pic.twitter.com/AnTkhnpVYQ— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) January 22, 2017
aaaaaaand locked. good show everybody— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) January 22, 2017
let the resistance be petty as hell— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) January 22, 2017
Currently, Spicer's Wikipedia page is more or less back to normal—though it still does make extensive note of his lying, and how bad he is at it. Which, you know, will haunt him for the rest of his political career and, ideally, his life.