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The sick (and thick) controllers of Wikipedia's news feed 
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Someone manages to steal a medium sized passenger aircraft from a major US airport and successfully commit suicide by crashing it.

I was watching Facebook and Twitter when that happened--and saw all kinds of paranoid ravings about a "terror attack" and "government false flag operation". Some of which was reported with a straight face by "serious media outlets". Bet they were all disgruntled when it turned out to be a depressed Horizon Air employee. We are in the End Times if journalists are watching Twitter ravings for "material"!

It is nominated to ITN, and the thick bastards universally take the view it is more suitable for "Did You Know"......
Oppose this is perfect DYK material. Once it's expanded beyond the current stub state. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:44, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Oppose Fully agree with The Rambling Man Openlydialectic (talk) 08:00, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Oppose - seems more apt at DYK. Stormy clouds (talk) 08:20, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Oppose this is interesting, but not the sort of thing for ITN, more along the lines of DYK material. SamaranEmerald (talk) 12:00, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Oppose – Per previous – sgt snow. Sca (talk) 13:56, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
That's kind of fucked up in of itself. DYK is where they put silly April's Fools jokes and tedious factoids about potatoes etc, so how messed up do you have to be to think that's where the suicide by aircraft stories go?

One expects no less from dedicated internet site trolls. I bet the reports that Mr. Russell was a nice, quiet, church-attending Christian made them want to de-emphasize the story, because of course "we must not give Christians any favorable treatment, David Gerard style skeptical atheism must rule Wikipedia at all times". They can't mess with existing content so they have to bash any new articles.

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In relation to the first post, unsurprisingly, the Italian bridge collapse was posted. Nobody even really bothered to explain why, it's a well accepted rule of ITN by now - lots of people died.

Death count and all that comes from it. This is literally all it takes to turn a significant bridge collapse (as measured using robust and defensible tests of significance) from "minor" or "trivial" to "major" or "significant" for these thicks.

Any pretence that ITN posters consider any other criteria at all, as was implied in the incident in the first post, is pure fantasy.

As for the first bridge collapse, it is unsurprisingly still generating a shit ton of coverage. ... 03455.html

That's a local source, provided simply for the detail (local here essentially being the equivalent reach of national news in Britain). But a quick check confirms the story is still being followed right across America, for multiple different reasons, five months later. Just like all trivial incidents.......

Seriously, go back and review what some of those idiots predicted would happen to this story. This was not it.

Do they suffer any consequences for being so monumentally stupid? No, they do not. It's Wikipedia. A capacity for the arrogantly moronic, is practically an entrance requirement.

Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:53 am
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