Jonathan Turley tells us all about it. Of course, this is not the first time or even the hundredth time this sort of thing has happened. But it almost beggars belief that Gingrich campaign communications director Joe DeSantis could think that such changes would be allowed to stick despite Wikipedia’s constant monitoring of new or changed material to prevent… well, to prevent exactly what DeSantis was trying to do.
Among other changes, DeSantis attempted to delete all references to Newt’s multiple marriages, as well as details regarding Gingrich’s proven ethical violations. DeSantis did not stop at Newt’s entry, but attempted to modify the entry about his current wife Callista. Eventually DeSantis revealed himself and his role to Wikipedia staff when he decided to get into an argument with them about his changes.
I think there’s a picture of DeSantis in the unabridged dictionary, beside the word “hubris.”