Talk:Adam Carolla

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'Sourced content" v. "UNDUE"[edit]

WP:UNDUE wins. BLPs are not catalogs about a person, containing details of every event in their lives and everything they have ever said - they give proper weight to specific issues - in the case at hand, that level had been greatly exceeded. Collect (talk) 17:26, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

The version you imposed turned sourced information about three separate incidents into a single sentence about one incident, which was so arbitrarily shortened it wasn't even clear (referring to KPOI without so much as a wikilink to explain that's a Hawaiian radio station). Each of these incidents is well-documented and I don't see how including any of them is a violation of WP:UNDUE, nor how a controversy section that takes up about 10%, or less, of the article (by any measure I see) is giving undue weight to that section. I'm sure we can agree that WP:UNDUE is not intended to be a license for any editor to remove anything they like from any BLP article, so perhaps we can discuss further, and more specifically, why you feel that the policy calls for further removals in this case. In theory I'm okay with reducing the section, and I tried to do so, but in order to present the situation with a WP:NPOV, it seems to me the article must mention what Carolla did, what the response was, and any subsequent apology or defense from Carolla, and it was hard for me to see what else could be cut without skewing the presentation one way or the other. (Incidentally, I'll go ahead and mention that I listen to Carolla all the time and I think he's one of the funniest people alive. I can't speak for anyone else, but my opinion that coverage of these controversies is fair is not influenced by bias against him.) Theoldsparkle (talk) 15:17, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

The Birchums[edit]

What, if any ,content should be added regarding the show that wasn't picked up The Birchums? Here is a reliable source article regarding its development from TV Guide, and in a recent podcast the subject of this article spoke extensively about it.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 13:38, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Sexism and ANTISEMITISM!?![edit]

In June 2012, Carolla became the target of charges of sexism and antisemitism due to his remarks during an interview published in the New York Post:[69]

   The lesson you learned from a sexual harassment seminar was “Don’t hire chicks.” Do you hate working with women?
   No. But they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I’m just gonna tell her, “Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they’ll have to hire you, they can’t really fire you, and you don’t have to produce that much. It’ll be awesome.
   The “are women funny” debate has grown very contentious. You’re not worried about reactions to this?
   I don’t care. When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds. When it comes to comedy, of course there’s Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin — super-funny chicks. But if you’re playing the odds? No. If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV. They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was? Honestly. Sexism and antisemitism?!?

I can see the sexism part and I condemn him for that... But the Antisemitism!?! There is no Anti-Semitism at all!!! STOP TRYING TO CREATE AND CAUSE TROUBLE! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.149.121.133 (talk) 11:17, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Correct use of "sic"?[edit]

I'm not sure why "(sic)" is used in the quotation in the discussion of Carolla's book President Me. Was someone aching to make Carolla look stupid? I think that "is" is the correct conjugation of the verb "to be" given that "a lot" is singular. No? Even if not, is it standard practice to insert "(sic)" in quotations of casual speech...from comedians?

Anyway, just thought this looked weird and axe-to-grind-ish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.69.151.143 (talk) 19:52, 24 May 2014 (UTC)