BY BUDDY NEVINS
Lobbyist Bernie Friedman has been punked.
The fixture at the Broward Government Center has an interresting Wikipedia entry which pokes fun at his run-in earlier this year with WPLG-Channel 10’s Bob Norman.
Norman aggressively tried to push past Friedman, who was blocking an escalator in the government center.
When Norman touched Friedman, the lobbyist pitched a “hissy” fit. He squealed that Norman was trying to throw him down the escalator.
Now the matter is dealt with humorously on Wikipedia.
“It’s making the rounds everywhere,” a source told me.
If I had to bet, Friedman didn’t post the entry.
Check out the last paragraph, which I bold-faced:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bernie Friedman is an attorney in Hollywood, Florida, and a major political figure in South Florida, often called the “sixth commissioner” of Hollywood. 
Friedman has been accused of ethics violations because of his dual role as attorney for condominium developers and lobbyist for the city of Hollywood, and because of his extensive fundraising for political candidates in South Florida. 
He is currently chairman of the American Democracy Project.
In 2012, Bernie Friedman suffered from a near death experience, when according to Mr Friedman, a crazy local news reporter allegedly tried to kill him by pushing him down an escalator just to get a story. 
Here is the original Norman televised story.