Update1: A competitor to my news media empire, the National Post, has picked up the story - Computer inside Toronto Star company edited Rob Ford’s Wikipedia entry “We’ve done an extensive investigation into this since it was brought to our attention.” Oh really? Since when? The commentor ES notified them via e-mail of this on Aug 5th - they couldn't even be bothered to tell him to buzz off, I have a copy of the e-mail below with ES's real name redacted.
Sharp eyed Rob Ford supporter ES has caught someone from an IP address traced to the Toronto Star "editing" Rob Ford's wikipedia page to include reference to a parody web site robfordmayor.com. Legal steps were taken against the parody site and its author elected to remove it. Check out comment no. 7 for ES's revelation of the wikipedia editor's identity.
I thought the Star had reached a new low when they hired Heather Mallick however this escapade shows a determined effort to plumb ever greater depths of left wing derangement. Papers are supposed to report the news, they should not be engaging in election hijinks.
If you were sitting on the fence before then this episode should confirm two things:
1) Never believe a word written in The Star
2) Your Vote for Rob Ford
The following jpegs tell the story:
IP Address 18.104.22.168 traced back to Toronto Star
All of Toronto Star IP Address'22.214.171.124 "edits" on Wikipedia Note July 16 2010 entries
Toronto Star IP Address 126.96.36.199 Adds "robfordmayor.com" to Rob Ford's Wikipedia page Note July 16 2010 date stamp
Update2: CBC vandalizes Wikipedia too! The horror! They're mockin Ben Mulroney!
Update3: The Sun Shines a light - "It is inaccurate, these allegations that we are editing Rob Ford's Wikipedia page," Bob Hepburn, a Star spokesman said. "We're actually adding brand new stuff and not editing existing content at all" Kiddin;)
Update4: Toronto Star Caught Editing Mayoral Candidate Rob Ford's Wikipedia Page
The Red Rag knew about the Wiki Edits from August 5th but chose to ignore the matter. Stay Classy Star!
Update: Well Hello There Toronto Star! Bout time you showed up;)
NB: The Star's visit duration has now exceeded 22 hours as of 10 AM Wed Aug 18th! Someone's sweatin a bit;) They've even takin to checking out the profiles of commenters on the post - such suspicious minds!