Here’s what politicians wished you didn’t know. Via Buzzfeed, a choice rundown of Congress members’ attempts to alter their own Wikipedia biographies (including Harry Reid, whose underlings scrubbed out the section “Relationship to Jack Abramoff and his firm”):
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A search through the House of Representatives IP address on Wikipedia shows which pages have been edited by Congressional staff. The IP address, shared by all Congressional offices offers a glimpse at who decided to do a bit of historical airbrushing.
1. Rep. Mike Coffman: Removed edits to an incident saying President Obama was “in his heart, just not an American.”
2. Rep. Allen West: Removed an incident in which he called members of the Progressive Caucus “Communists.”
3. Rep. Bennie Thompson: Removed Thompson’s entire “Controversies” section.
4. Rep. Grace Napolitano: Added information noting that a controversial loan she made to her campaign, which was being repaid with interest, had been completely repaid.