As recently as last week, Newt Gingrich’s communications director has been criticized by editors on Wikipedia for dozens of edits he has made and requested in defense of his candidate.
While some of the changes were minor, Joe DeSantis has removed or asked to remove factual references to Gingrich’s three marriages as well as mentions of ethics charges brought against him while he served as speaker of the House. These efforts continued as recently as Monday.
Wikipedia records show DeSantis has made over 60 adjustments to entries in the online, publicly-edited encyclopedia to the biographical entry on Gingrich, the similar page on his wife, Callista, and a separate page on one of their books, Rediscovering Good in America.
Wikipedia is getting fed up with it too:
DeSantis has actively lobbied for changes to the articles since mid-December in a discussion forum called “Talk” on the site, and previously from May to June of last year, though his most recent direct edit to the site was in June of 2011.
Last Tuesday, DeSantis drew the ire of an editor on the site.
“I’ll raise the question in the appropriate place, but I have to say this micro-managing by a Gingrich campaign director is a matter of concern to me even though you now are identifying yourself. Pointing out factual errors is one thing, but your input should not go beyond that, even here on Talk,” the editor known as Tvoz, wrote on a page devoted discussing possible edits.
Maybe after Newt builds our moon base and sends people to inhabit it, he can then work on the mind erasing beam and wipe the memories of what a horrible person he really is from everyone. Just maybe…