I’ll admit it, I did not know what the B-Cast was before today, but it is pretty neat. I’m gonna become a watcher as often as possible.
Back in May, 2009, “John” left a comment on my post “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray” is a damnable lie made up by liberals.” “John” is evidently more computer savy than I because he knows how to go back and find the persons who first input information into Wikipedia, and those who made subsequent alterations. Here is a link to “John’s” blog “The City Square.”
Here is his comment, reposted in its entirety, so as to give him credit, and in hopes that this advances the story:
“Actually, WikiQuote does keep a history and it leads to the name of one of the people who added the quote and the location of another.
“I first spotted the James Earl Ray “quote” here:
“(WordPress broke the URL into 3 lines: it obviously should be just one.)
“As you can see from that page, it was added by a user at IP 188.8.131.52 (RCN NEW YORK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC) at 6:01 on 20 July 2005. If you skip forward, you see that is was deleted by a user at 184.108.40.206 (US DoE). The user at 220.127.116.11 then added it back in again, all on 20 July 2005. Finally that day, at 16:18, user MosheZadka restored the fake quote, as you can see here:
“You can read about MosheZadka here:
“On September 14, a user at 18.104.22.168 (BellSouth) deleted the fake quote:
“That was as far as I researched it.”
THANKS (belatedly) John, and thanks for your work!
UPDATE: Some much smarter and more computer literate than I am have been doing some detective work over at PROTEIN WISDOM PUB. They are getting to the bottom of this…
Me like links!
In the twenty-four hours since his website linked to my humble blog, I’ve received more than twenty thousand hits just from his website. That does not count the hits from other cites who noticed the link at his cite, and who then wrote their own articles about the story, and who were kind enough to also link to my site. Thanks for all who linked here, and to all who were kind enough to take the time to read my article.
Frankly, all I did was a little on-line reseach which un-covered that others long ago had done their own research and uncovered this quote to have been bogus.
And it has personally scared me how a seemingly over-the-top quote that nobody should believe can lie dormant for years, and then suddenly take wings and fly towards the ruination of a person’s reputation. I’ll be even more careful in the future to attack each and every false accusation against myself.
UPDATE: In 48 hours it was worth over 48,000 hits. WOW! :P