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Unmasking Defamer

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If you haven't heard by now, LA.comhas posted an item about the identity of the author of "The Defamer" website. Alexandra posted an item this morning that the December issue of Esquire magazine has identified Defamer as Mark Lisanti (whose surname the magazine misspelled as Listani). Was the misspelling deliberate misdirection?

LA.comfidential has just updated the entry to include Lisanti's Friendster's profile.

Welcome to the Thunderdome, Mr. Lisanti. We don't think knowing your identity will harm the value of your site so long as "Defamer.com" isn't defanged by all the scrutiny.

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Since Defamer doesn't have a comments area and has chosen to remain quiet since the news broke, LAist, inspired by Spy magazine's infamous "Letters to the New Yorker Magazine...because the New Yorker wouldn't print them" column, invites readers to post anything they'd like to share with Defamer.