Did “John” from “The City Square” find who first slandered Rush Limbaugh??

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:

http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Rush_Limbaugh&diff=next&oldid=90990

“(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 69.64.213.146 (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 205.254.147.8 (US DoE). The user at 69.64.213.146 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:

http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Rush_Limbaugh&diff=next&oldid=91136

“You can read about MosheZadka here:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:MosheZadka

“On September 14, a user at 68.211.151.17 (BellSouth) deleted the fake quote:

http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Rush_Limbaugh&diff=next&oldid=112347

“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…

 

One response to “Did “John” from “The City Square” find who first slandered Rush Limbaugh??

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