Talk:Gunman holds hostage in U.S. television station offices

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Review of revision 1087117 [Passed][edit]


User image of the incident[edit]

Hostages sept 1 2010 discovery.jpg

A user by the name of Hovertruck just uploaded a picture. Emddudley (talk) 00:10, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

I looked at Lee's SaveThePlanetProtest.com page. A whois search reveals that Lee owned that dot.com website where he posted a picture of himself. Would that image of Lee be useable here? 24.125.55.90 (talk) 16:08, 2 September 2010 (UTC)


Problematic statement[edit]

{{flag}} I've removed a statement in the separate section "Standoff ends" that seemed to say that the police shot Lee as soon as they could. The statements about the shooting, that I've found, in the cited sources seem to say that they waited until he pulled a gun. Since there seemed to be some concern about libel, I removed the problematic statement, and then brought it here. Two questions.

  • Does the community agree with my action? Supposing so,
  • How should we phrase a correction notice (since it's now more than 24 hours after publication)?
  • Do the intervening revisions need to be hidden?

--Pi zero (talk) 15:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Agree with the removal. HAve you notified the user who posted the edit? red-thunder. 17:17, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Here. --Pi zero (talk) 17:26, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
For future reference, you need not bother with notifying me if you are going to change the content of my edits to Wikinews in this sort of "clarifying" manner. My main point was that, as the article stood, there was no indication that the standoff had ended. Many hours earlier. I didn't want readers to think that (again, as the article read when I found it) the gunman was still actively engaged. -- Thekohser (talk) 20:52, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
This was not a clarification. It was taking down a potentially libelous statement. I apologize for not stating that in the notification itself. --Pi zero (talk) 13:37, 11 September 2010 (UTC)