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 220.127.116.11 (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 18.104.22.168 (US DoE). The user at 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 (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…