Let it be known that upon this date, the Wiki phenomenon has officially been deemed in American culture as untrustworthy. For while us technorats know Wikipedia and its other progenitors as holy, those casual technophobes are reading John Seigenthaler's article and accepting it as fact. The evidence of this death is that someone who wasn't even aware of Wikipedia until this morning proclaimed it as evil. The article appeared in the Hartford Courant this morning, and I can only imagine countless other news organizations.
Which leads me to believe that Wikipedia will begin its inevitable descent and eventually die. In order for a site of information to be useful, its users must trust it. The article has planted the seed of deception on Wikipedia.