Vandalized ‘Jordan Brandman Wikipedia Bio’ Has Been RECOVERED!


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The Wikipedia page containing a biography of former Anaheim Councilmember (and current candidate) Jordan Brandman, which was started by his followers in the lead-up to his failed 2016 campaign, went missing from that site sometime in the last few months.  It’s no secret that Jordan and this site have not always been good buddies, but the notion that someone could vandalize his Wikipedia biography and get away with it is really hard to accept.  (Some have speculated that it was Jordan’s team himself that took it down, wanting to hide the truth about him from the voting public, but OJB would never accept that sort of accusation of perverse political behavior without proof.)

Luckily, we have been reminded by our our readers that OJB itself contains an intact copy of his biography in our own archives!  (Management sees to have forgotten about it, but sure enough — it is there, entitled

“Jordan Brandman Copied Wikipedia to ‘Earn’ $24,000 — Now Read His Wikipedia Entry Before You Vote!”

(The “featured image there has been re-employed as the “featured image” here, just to document what the previous post from two years ago (less five days) looked like.)

To save you the effort of clicking that link — and for further protection against these sorts of vandals — we’re also reprinting the entry here.  To be fair to the other major candidate, we’re also linking to Wikipedia biographies of James Vanderbilt and Duane Roberts, neither of which entry has been vandalized. though we haven’t had time to read either.  Don’t vandalize other people’s stuff, people!

Here’s the original surviving copy of the Jordan Brandman Wikepedia biography:

If what you see when you click the above link doesn’t look a lot like the 14 screenshots of the site you’ll find below, you might be able to get access to the version of the article that existed mid-morning on Monday Nov. 7 — the day before the election.  The direct link to this version — which you should feel free to share! — is here.

(For those afraid to click, it says this: http://tinyurl.com/JordanBrandmanOnWikipedia).

Here are the screenshots of the content and the early editing history, showing who created it and edited it in its formative moments, for the sake of posterity.  Because nobody’s getting in here and messing with it!  Enjoy your reading — before you go to the polls!

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 1.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 1.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 2.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 2.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 3.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 3.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 4.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 4.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 5.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 5.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 6.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 6.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 8.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 7.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 8.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 8.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 9.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 9.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 10.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 10.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 11.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 11.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 12.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 12.

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Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 13.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, page 13.

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This “history page” documents the creation and early development of the Brandman article — apparently at the instigation of Brandman (or one of his allies) himself!

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, history page.

Jordan Brandman Wikipedia entry as of November 7, history page.

Happy reading!  And remember — anyone can edit — but please edit truthfully and responsibly!

 

UPDATE!  Here’s how Brandman wants his biography to be whitewashed!

Sure enough, as predicted, a vandal struck during a 26 minute spree between 10:09 and 10:35 p.m. local time.

The new Wikipedia account used to vandalize the existing Jordan Brandman page was named “Sic Semper Tyrannis” — the famous words said by John Wilkes Booth when he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.  Classy!

[The whitewashed version with changes appears on the earlier post at the link, but no fruits of vandalism should be included in this post. Otherwise the vandals win.]


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)