Talk:Strom Thurmond

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  • Can we get rid of the show-boating wiki quotes? And it is germain the woman was black, how? You cannot judge an affair of a young boy by later actions. The addition of race is merely baiting. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 18:38, 15 August 2007 (EDT)
  • Yes indeed. If for example, we were to allow "While this relationship was not illegal, many feel that it is morally wrong" in the Jesse Jackson article about his out of wedlock child (which incidentally, unlike Thurmond, occured while he was married to another woman) we'd be accused of all sorts of things. In fact, I don't think there is any reference at all to that bit of liberal hypocrisy, and probably precisely because of the fear that all sorts of hate speech would be leveled at conservatives.
What's more, as Hillary Clinton said, "It's just sex," and "what a person does in thier private life is no bodies business." I really think we are approaching the level of undue weight. Rob Smith 19:08, 15 August 2007 (EDT)
  • Hahaha! Steal my asterik, will you? WOLF! Wisemike has been blocked for two hours. I think I saved him from a longer term at the hands of another Admin. Rob, glance at Woody Allen, and see if it is more fair, ok? I didn't think it good to leave out the scandal part, but still have some political comments of his to add. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 19:11, 15 August 2007 (EDT)
  • Looked over Woody Allen. All I know is from memory of the time in 1992; I don't think I ever really got a clear answer to the final disposition of the case, and wouldn't know which sources to trust. But on its face, it seems pretty fair, even light handed. It does not go into how the court ruled, or address any of the issues regarding an adoptee from a foreign culture who, even after reaching the age of consent, consented to marry him. On balance, Allen gets off pretty light here on an issue that potentially could cloud all his previous contributions to the betterment of society, culture, and humanity. Rob Smith 19:44, 15 August 2007 (EDT)
I think that Mr. Thurmond gets off a little too lightly with this most recent version but I am not really out to "get" him or anyone else. I sort of wanted to provoke a dialogue/confrontation about the proper place or emphasis on the negative aspect of peoples lifes in their biographies. I am gratified to see that some changes have been made and more balance has been restored. I took the risk of being blocked yesterday by reinserting my edits to this article after fearing that the Woody article was heading backwards. Sincerely. Wismike 10:17, 16 August 2007 (EDT)Wismike
Let's assume that's true; how could place material in Jesse Jackson's bio, stating that having an affair while married, which produces an out-of-wedlock child, while preaching from the pulpit, "some might consider immoral," without being called racist? Never gonna happen.
So please, don't try stunt likes this again in any context. Rob Smith 10:48, 16 August 2007 (EDT)
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