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Gingrich Staffer Scrubs Wikipedia Page

Newt Gingrich's communications director thinks there's nothing wrong with his removal of embarrassing items from his boss' Wikipedia page.
As recently as last week, Newt Gingrich's communications director has been criticized by editors on Wikipedia for dozens of edits he has made and requested in defense of his candidate. While some of the changes were minor, Joe DeSantis has removed or asked to remove factual references to Gingrich's three marriages as well as mentions of ethics charges brought against him while he served as speaker of the House. These efforts continued as recently as Monday. Wikipedia records show DeSantis has made over 60 adjustments to entries in the online, publicly-edited encyclopedia to the biographical entry on Gingrich, the similar page on his wife, Callista, and a separate page on one of their books, Rediscovering Good in America.
Among the deleted items was mention of Gingrich's $500,000 credit line at Tiffany.

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