Michael Fumento's wikipedia page

Somebody with IP address 69.143.188.141 has been doing John Lott style edits to Michael Fumento's Wikipedia page. For instance, this person removed the link to my criticism of Fumento.

By a strange coincidence 69.143.188.141 just happens to be the IP address used by Tracy Spenser.

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Last month Tracy Spenser posted [this comment](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2005/10/crime-of-the-century.php#commen…) on my blog: Looks like Fumento has made a fool of you again? When are you ever going to learn? www.fumento.com/weblog/ar www.townhall.com/blogs/c- And when are you going to…
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Fumento has now made three posts on his blog and a whole pile of comments on other blogs in response to my revealing his use of a sock puppet. He has called me a liar, claimed that I am insane and falsely accused me of using sock puppets myself. What he hasn't done is deny that Tracy Spenser was…
John Lott keeps trying to use sock puppets to scrub his wikipedia page of criticism. Unfortunately other wikipedia users undo his changes, he makes them again and he gets into an edit war. He's used his socks to try to alter the page many many times. (See round 1 round 2 round 3). This…

Tim, they are making it too easy. The nail in the coffin for Fumento was when Malkin linked him about bird flu. Apparently, bird flu ain't no big thing to Mikey.

Jonathan, I am in stitches. I love Fumento's contrarian attitude. He's a poor-man's John Stossel. You can predict which side he'll take before he even takes it, i.e. "which side is more controversial?" He's a bought-and-sold pseudo academic.

How come Lott and Fumey boy lean towards chick names for their sock puppets?

I think there could be a dissertation, or at least a good post, on the psychology of naming and choosing the gender of your online altered ego pawns.

"Previous lectures have explored the self-similarity of the wingnut function - how even the tiniest example of wingnuttery is a near-perfect replica of the whole edifice, substantively consonant in every particular but scale."
http://www.thepoorman.net/2005/11/19/gannon-country/
Brilliant.

With regard to the snide and funny `The Myth of Heterosexual Avian Flu' from Dursi above. It should be noted that Fumento, author of "The Myth of Heterosexual Aids," was right about that issue while most around him were talking nonsense.

Indeed, I am a fan of Fumento's work from that era and Lambert's from this one. Both are worth reading.

By the way, Fumento's work on avian flu seems perfectly sensible. I would be interested to read Tim's take on that topic.

By David Kane (not verified) on 24 Nov 2005 #permalink