Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Author Irvin Muchnick discusses the mystery of the “Benoit Wikipedia hacker” in an interview with Sean Patrick on WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa, Friday, August 1, at 6:35 a.m. Central time. WOC, 1420 AM, streams live at http://www.woc1420.com. After the Muchnick interview airs, it will be available on demand at the station’s online archive.
Patrick pegs the interview to the upcoming World Wrestling Entertainment “Smackdown” tapings in the Quad Cities.
Muchnick is involved in a dispute with the Stamford, Connecticut, Police Department over the release of a videotaped interrogation of a University of Connecticut student, Matthew T. Greenberg, who made an unauthorized edit of WWE star Chris Benoit’s biography at the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on June 25, 2007 – some 14 hours before the bodies of Benoit and his wife and their son were discovered in a double murder/suicide. Greenberg’s edit said Benoit had missed the previous night’s wrestling show “due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy.”
Muchnick’s appeal for access to the Stamford police video of Greenberg is now before the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission.
Muchnick is author of Wrestling Babylon, co-author of Benoit: Wrestling With the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport, and at work on the forthcoming Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death. Website: http://wrestlingbabylon.com. Blog: http://muchnick.net/babylon. Investigative tips: email@example.com.
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