Talk:Dan Barker

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Nativity Scenes[edit]

I'm quite novice at wiki editing but it seems unclear to me as to why this comment needed a section. If it does, why it doesn't include the context or further text from the article? I was going to delete it but thought I must be missing something. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fungalphobia (talkcontribs) 08:27, 10 March 2010 (UTC)


Criticism[edit]

I know he has lots, from theists to atheists. religious to non-eligious. It would help expand the article to find good citations. The information presented is actually not very good. IronCrow 04:32, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Criticism is a dangerous thing to add to an biography. As it is, we clearly and neutrally describe what he believes. That's all we need to do, and in most cases all we should do.--Prosfilaes (talk) 18:46, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

so you can add criticism to everey autobiography accept for atheists ?
Is this how things work on wikipedia ?
Who is making the rules ?
who is in charge anyway ?
Criticism is a good thing to add, its not like the guy is flawless, and yes he do make mistakes.
whats next ? taking the criticism of joseph stalins page ?
Patrickthedutch (talk) 23:42, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

There are no autobiographies in Wikipedia. Joseph Stalin's page doesn't have a criticism section.--Prosfilaes (talk) 02:54, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Date Mismatch[edit]

The third paragraph of the Biography section states that "He performed a musical duet with Judy Garland in the 1948 film Easter Parade.[5]" However, the rest of the page states he was born in 1949. I'll remove the bit about the film until someone can clear it up permanently. Here it is for reference:

He performed a musical duet with Judy Garland in the 1948 film Easter Parade

Mais (talk) 15:51, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Uhh, its referring to his father. --Matt57 (talkcontribs) 14:29, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

-- I would think this sentence could be combined with the previous to reduce confusion. "Dan's father, Norman Barker, was also a musician who played the trombone and performed a musical duet with Judy Garland in the 1948 film Easter Parade." How does that sound? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lgbuz84 (talkcontribs) 12:48, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Notable?[edit]

The only notability I can see is that he has appeared on a lot of TV shows - but seems to be rather unimportant entirely otherwise. Playing the trombone is not notable, his "success" as a musician is shown only by SPS sources, and not by any notability in the music industry (I can not verify "200 songs published" for sure) and the foundation seems notable only for its own publicity. Air America is defunct - and the ratings for the "Freethought" show were apparently almost non-existent. O'Hair at least was noted in major newspapers, Barker is not. Cheers. Collect (talk) 19:38, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Dubious paragraph[edit]

In the Media appearances section, it says his "Freethought Radio" show was broadcast on The Mic 99.3 FM out of Madison, Wisconsin. As far as I've been able to determine, there has never been a radio station using the moniker "The Mic" operating on 99.3 FM in Wisconsin. There is, however a "The Mic 92.1 FM" in Madison.WXXM, that has never operated on 99.3 MHz. Furthermore, Air America was dissolved in January 2010, following its Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, so it couldn't possibly have "picked up" Freethought Radio in October 2011. If this paragraph was made up out of whole cloth, it should be deleted. — QuicksilverT @ 19:24, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Yeah.. I don't know what was up with that, but it was wrong. But I fixed it. Cheers! Cap020570 (talk) 18:58, 12 June 2013 (UTC)