Rush Libel Linked to Prominent Law Firm

The Search for the Wikipedia Libelist (important update)
Jim Alter
the American Thinker Blog

Thanks to an intrepid blogger with the tag Trapdoc posting a letter to Mark Steyn, the search for the Wikipedia Libelist responsible for damaging posts to the Rush Limbaugh account has been narrowed to the IP address of a New York City law firm:

“The quotes were added by a user with the IP address of This address has been used mostly to make changes to the article about Rush, but also Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, James Dobson and Sara Palin from 2005 until earlier
this year.

“While others have noted this in various forums, no one seems to have made the connection that this IP address is used as a gateway by the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (see here, for example) that all users from that IP address come from the domain.)”

Update: it is possible the IP has addressed has been spoofed, or that another firm has access to it. There can be no presumption that Patterson Belknap is the source at this point. Here is what Whois says:

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