ericbarbour wrote:the fucking Daily Mail covered the story. Badly. (It happened in Washington state and not Oregon....idiots.)
Two firefighters from Australia who were helping the U.S. Forest Service in Washington state have been shot at by hunters.
That must be the reputation for correcting errors that the Wikipedians claim the Mail doesn't have.
Daniel Barwick, a Rural Fire Service volunteer who was awarded a National Medal for protect the Lake George area in Canberra, was one of the two Australians attacked, according to Fairfax Media.
There's that attribution that the Wikipeidnas claim the Mail doesn't do, because attribution is what RS do.
Are you suggesting the British press should not be reporting what the rest of the world's press is reporting? Fairfax Media is of course an RS for Wikipedia.
It's worth noting the Wikipedians dismissed the fact the Mail reported the fact that Sarah Jeong's tweets attacked more than just whites, she attacked the police, because they not reliable. Hence they decided this aspect of her story didn't have traction, so as to exclude it from her "settled realty". I imagine this is what they would do to call this a local Australian story, and keep it out of USpedia.
Close to 80 Australians have flown to help the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management since July......The publication reported that there was concern that if Australia knew about what happened that there would be calls to withdraw Australians from the line of duty.
Sounds like a good reason why the local news would not have reported it.....
Two men, who were reportedly bear hunting, were give Violation Notices by USDA Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers for violation of the closure order.....The two men who allegedly shot at the four emergency service personnel have additional charges pending.
That seems like something that would have generated a public record (if you really think this is "fake news").
NSW Fire and Rescue spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: 'Fire and Rescue NSW is aware of the incident in August involving one of our firefighters and we are confident the matter was dealt with appropriately by US authorities.
'Support was provided to the firefighters following the incident. We are proud of the work Australian firefighters did to help protect communities affected by these devastating wildfires and we were pleased to see them arrive home safely on Saturday.'
The Wikipedians would have us believe the Mail is not reliable because it "routinely fabricates" even quotes like this. They of course provided no evidence to back up this claim (what happened to the Wikipedia doctrine of extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence I wonder
). I know who I find more trustrowrth......