Lesson #1 in media fakery: when the vics/tims are media personalities, the event is even more suspicious.
No official confirmation, just confirmation from a relative. Relatives are not sources. Not naming vics/tims is not protocol by public officials, even if there are 220;privacy” reasons.
One of the three hikers who died Tuesday in the waters of B.C.’s Shannon Falls has been identified as a social media personality known for often-daring travel videos. Rob Mangelsdorf told CBC News that his cousin, 30-year-old Ryker Gamble, was among those who died in an incident at a provincial park 60 kilometres north of Vancouver.
If the noble lie is not to do stupid things in public/dangerous natural places, then this is how you reach the target audience – via their media.
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