There's a long history of deliberately producing terrible scholarship with the intent of showing how arbitrary, political, and incompetent editors and publishers are.
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
Lawmakers once tried to legislate the value of Pi.
Frederic Tudor solved the problems of transporting large amounts of ice over long distances and introducing the citizens of Calcutta to their first taste of ice cream.
U.S. EconomyU.S. History
Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.