May 28, 2012

WHEN WIKIPEDIA can’t be trusted.

Interestingly, I wonder if Wikipedia user “Chase Me Ladies” is this guy? I actually did get a call from the ATF’s Dallas office back then, wondering if I knew him. Apparently he had represented me as his attorney at some point in this “prank.” With a bit of googling I found the source and pointed it out to them and that was the end of the story.

UPDATE: A post-Kimberlin blogburst to-do list from Michelle Malkin. Read the whole thing.

And she reminds us that the National Bloggers Club is fundraising to help the victims.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Patterico: Caller to Lee Stranahan Show Claims to Be My Swatter. Keep giving ‘em rope. . .

MORE: Reader Ron Baakkonen writes:

I feel like I need to respond regarding Chase Me Ladies. I’ve been an administrator on Wikipedia for many years and have known Chase Me Ladies since 2008. There are definitely admins who bring a leftist tilt to their work. However, I’ve never known Chase Me Ladies to be in that camp. I’d regard him as dedicated, by the book and less likely to involve himself in controversy. If I had to guess, he’s received some complaint from Kimberlin about how he’s the one being harassed and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

He adds: “BTW, I have also registered by disagreement with Chase Me’s decision to delete. I would not have deleted based on the available evidence.”