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Sun May 21, 2017, 12:02 PM

Someone Is Trying to Scrub Trump's Name From the Wikipedia Page of Lieberman's Law Firm

There’s a Wikipedia edit war going on right now on the page of the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. That wouldn’t be notable except for the fact that someone is trying to scrub Donald Trump’s name from the page and Joe Lieberman is a special counsel at the firm. Lieberman is a frontrunner to head the FBI and his relationship with the firm has been a point of concern.

The user briefly removed Trump’s name from the third sentence of the entry that reads, “Notable clients have included Donald Trump,[4] Robert DeNiro, Celanese, ArvinMeritor, Liggett Group, Enron, WorldCom and Mia Farrow.” The reference beside Trump’s name goes to an article titled “Meet Marc Kasowitz, the litigator who often represents Donald Trump.” Currently, the reference has been restored despite a back and forth between admins and the anonymous editor.

Indeed, Kasowitz has represented Trump a number of times including in his defamation case against Timothy L. O’Brien, author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald. An appeals court ruled against Trump. who claimed he’d been defamed because O’Brien said he wasn’t a billionaire. Marc Kasowitz also threatened legal action against the New York Times last October when that paper published some of Trump’s tax returns from 1995. Nothing ever came of the threats. Trump’s general counsel Alan Garten told the Wall Street Journal in January that “Marc’s always been a guy you go to when you have complex, intricate legal problems.”

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Reply Someone Is Trying to Scrub Trump's Name From the Wikipedia Page of Lieberman's Law Firm (Original post)
Cattledog May 2017 OP
doc03 May 2017 #1
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #2
sarah FAILIN May 2017 #4
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #5
Jim Lane May 2017 #3

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:41 PM

1. F----- u Joementum nt

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:59 PM

2. Wonder how many other Wikipedia pages have been scrubbed?



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:37 PM

4. Flynn's was

Back before he was DNI it said he had been fired by Obama, then afterwards it said he chose to retire 1 year early, lol. Not sure what it says now.

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Response to sarah FAILIN (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:00 PM

5. Wow

just looked at that one and it has a huge paragraph of weasel words and whatnot. It concluded with "forced out".

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:29 PM

3. This information is out of date. Wikipedia promptly dealt with the problem.

 

The vandalism (scrubbing of valid information) was done by anonymous IP's, i.e., people who were not registered Wikipedians. In response, the page was semi-protected. That means that anons and very recently registered users won't be able to edit the page. A Wikipedian also edited the article to add a citation for the fact of the firm's representation of Trump.

IOW, while some people are getting all upset, the Wikipedia volunteers are going about the business of maintaining and improving the encyclopedia.

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