# User:Blood Red Sandman

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 I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss O'Brien —I was just trying to get her to shut up

This is pretty much my home wiki now. You should take anything you wish to know about me from my contributions if you wish to make a judgement about me.

I'm a real-world nobody. Through and through. I like that. I have to back up everything I say; nobody says 'wow, he's a doctor, he must be right.' Of course, that doesn't stop me calling the shots as I see them; I expect others to do the same — you earn more respect from me for speaking your thoughts than you do for actually being right.

I care about this project. I like to think that if I ever have any degree of fame whatsoever, it will be for being a Wikinews pioneer. This place is a public service and a vital one, but we must work hard to make it fill that role. It's a fight that's been going before I came here and it's a fight that will still be going for many years to come, but it's worth doing and it's worth doing properly.

I'm tough on my principles. I've interviewed a neo-Nazi because I believe journalists should never reject people who have newsworthy things to say, no matter how unpleasant they may be - things he said in that interview could have been prosecuted here in Scotland. I took on (with a little help from the rest of the community) WMF lawyer Mike Godwin after he tried to shout down Wikinews — and won. As far as I know, there's probably a picture of me mounted on a dartboard in the office.

One day, I'll get blown up in the Middle East or executed in China trying to make a point. That, or I'll actually manage to do something useful for the world. Until then — I'm right here. And I'm not budging from this project. :)

## Awards

I award you the Original reporting barnstars for your excellent interviews. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 20:06, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
For all your recent articles. Anonymous101 (talk) 20:38, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

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Notice of Appreciation

For all the brilliant articles you have written recently. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 20:02, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

I, Anonymous101talk, hereby award Blood Red Sandman the Wikinews Trophy for continuing to write loads of excellent articles
 2nd place - most number of reviewed articles This user has received first place in the reviewing section of Tempodivalse's writing contest, having reviewed six articles within the length of the contest.