An Aussie named Tim Lambert has as his raison d’etre attacking anybody who is more intelligent, more successful, and more relevant than he is. That leaves him with 6.3 million targets — more or less. But I ended up on his radar screen by making fun of him, as I am now. So he attacks me in any way he can, which as it happens is limited to the only two outlets in the whole world that will deign to publish him — his blog and Wikipedia. (Perhaps at some point his blog will say “Enough is enough!” but probably not.) Nor will Wikipedia reject him. I have many outlets because I work for a living.
Indeed as Fumento will tell you over and over again, his column goes out to over 350 newspapers. Oops, I almost forget — Scripps Howard dropped him because of an undisclosed $60,000 payment from Monsanto.
But Lambert does nothing but teach a few computer science courses so he has something I don’t, namely time. So he blogs, and blogs, and blogs and frequently enough attacks me. Worse yet, he uses Wikipedia to the same end. At one time I tried to pull one of his false attacks down from my Wikipedia entry but Lambert, with far more time than I have, simply kept putting it back up. Moreover, he then accused me — horror of horrors! — of having the temerity to change my own Wikipedia entry. Ultimately Lambert won out simply because, as I said, he has more time. That doesn’t seem quite fair; but that’s the way the Wiki works.
Fumento used a sock puppet to repeatedly remove a link to some of my criticism of him. If you look at the page history you’ll see that he is wrong to claim that I kept putting it back up. I didn’t add the link originally and only restored it twice. The other ten times it was replaced by others who did not believe Fumento’s claim that it was a “false attack”.
The way the Wiki works is that even someone like Fumento who is determined to get his way and is willing to put in the time to repeatedly edit his entry will not succeed if he acts unreasonably because many others will undo his changes.