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Friday, September 07, 2007

OH-05 Paul Gillmor: Died During Sex Says Altered Wikipedia Entry

CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Somebody has written a wickedly snarky Wikipedia entry that says Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor passed away suddenly this week in the throes of a romantic encounter. Or, as the unknown author put it bluntly, "He died on Sept. 5, 2007 of sexual misadventure."

Gillmor represented Ohio's 5th Congressional District, and he appears to be another victim of the vandals, pranksters and propagandists who have been altering Wikipedia entries for malevolent purposes. A cleaned up reference to Gillmor is locked and cannot be changed until Sept. 9. The sexual comment is no longer accessible and what is now available cites a newspaper's speculation that the congressman suffered a fatal heart attack.

But -- you can check out the now censored version on Wonkette, the D.C. gossip blog. There are some pretty crude and twisted comments there about Gillmor and amour. If you are easily offended don't look.

[UPDATE: 5:57 PM edt -- Tom Blumer is always mining for fresh carats to add to the news nuggets delivered at Bizzyblog and has uncovered some unflattering information about Wonkette. And Blumer's find is not gossip. He's learned the gossip blog seems to be fading away as any kind of force majeur in the blogosphere.]

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