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"This complaint was written by Daniel Brandt," and a Daniel Brandt entry on Wikipedia soon was created. Brandt describes himself as an "accountability activist" and claims he originally began working with Wikipedia editors in good faith during October 2005 but any biographical information he revealed was spun against him to depict him in a negative light. Brandt states
Berlet and Daniel Brandt wrote for the Covert Action Information Bulletin in the 1970s, and Brandt wrote for CounterSpy magazine, edited by Philip Agee and Timothy Butz. Butz was also on the editorial staff of The Public Eye with Berlet as managing editor and which Berlet describes as a "spawn of the first Counterspy." CounterSpy magazine outed the names of several CIA agents, including CIA Athens Station Chief Richard S. Welch who was murdered by the terrorist Revolutionary Organization 17 November in 1975 and gave the impetus for passage of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Berlet was also a member of Brandt’s Public Information Research board of advisers, but Berlet's extreme leftism demands ideological purity from its followers. Berlet made an ultimatum to remove another Board member.
Daniel Brandt, founder of Namebase, Google Watch, and Wikipedia Watch, removed Berlet from his Board of Advisors in 1991 when Berlet refused to sit on the same Board which included, in Berlet's words, "LaRouche-defender Fletcher Prouty." Prouty, a retired Air Force colonel whose intelligence career stretched back to accompanying President Franklin Roosevelt to the Teheran conference, was allegorically portrayed as the mysterious “Man X” by Donald Southerland in Oliver Stone's film, JFK. Berlet considered Prouty a fascist. Brandt retorted, "When it came to making a choice between Prouty and Berlet, it was a rather easy decision for me to make." Berlet further sought to undermine Brandt by convincing three others to quit, adding "He (Brandt) was mad" but admitting "On the other hand, Brandt is highly critical of the LaRouchians."
The WikiMedia Foundation retained Berlet - despite his penchant for excess, to deal with the ceaseless barrage of idiosyncratic musings from the followers of Lyndon LaRouche- until July 2008 when Berlet requested that his account be deleted, and he appeared to stop editing Wikipedia