“His [http://canonist.com/ Canonist] blog is known for its personal attacks on journalists, public intellectuals, and others in the media.”
Not many people make changes to the Steven I. Weiss Wikipedia entry, so these malicious attempts stand out.
Rabbi Rubinstein emailed me in June 2009: “In the interests of truth and journalistic accuracy I shall be editing the wikipedia entry about you when I get back from a break here in the Lake District with two of my children, so that no one reading your blog, (which is I believe the most anti-jewish thing I have ever seen,) will think a Jew is responsible.”
In 2006, Steven I. Weiss wrote a negative review of Samuel Heilman’s book Sliding to the Right. Samuel Heilman responded angrily on Weiss’s blog Canonist.com.
The New York Times reports June 14, 2010: “Other critics take the authors to task for not relying more on published material. Steven I. Weiss, the head of news at the Jewish Channel, a cable television network, criticized the book for presenting what he called lurid details and ignoring a vast amount of “primary material which would frequently contradict its assertions.” He also chastised the authors for not noting outright that Mr. Friedman served as an expert witness against the rebbe during a lawsuit in the 1980s over ownership of the Chabad library. Mr. Heilman said, “We have no ax to grind.””
After this New York Times article, the assault on Steven I. Weiss’s Wikipedia entry was launched by Kalonymous.
I’ve sent off an email to Samuel Heilman inquiring about this.
He replies: “I believe a person cannot make entries in his own wikipedia listing. So no. As for Steven Weiss, I have no real knowledge of the fellow. I do know he was a blogger who had a negative opinion of me.”