By Paul Goodman
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The twists and turns of Hackgate have nothing on those of Harigate. If you doubt it, check the Jack of Kent website, written by David Allen Green. Set out there in meticulous detail is the curious tale of Johann Hari, Wikipedia editing, Methuselah Productions, gay incest porn...and a writer calling himself David Rose. We linked to Green's account on our news pages this morning. No summary I write could rival Green's account, but I'll risk a brief one below.
A "David R from Meth Productions" edits Wikipedia so as to write Hari's entry up and those of his critics down. David R claims to know Hari from University. Hari claims to know David R from University. A Wikipedia editor notices that David R's IP address is traceable to the Independent. Hari himself of course writes as a columnist for the Independent. In response to enquiries, David R says that he is David Rose.