Talk:Michael Joseph Gross

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My recent revert[edit]

i) The inclusion of his sexuality in the lead was both unsourced (though true) and unnecessarily weighted. Unlike being a journalist and author, his homosexuality is not what defines him as a notable individual, and hence this does not need to be included in the lead sentence. Whether it needs to be included at all is another discussion altogether, but definitely not in the lead sentence.

ii) All books receive reviews from a variety of perspectives; however, in this case, the vast majority of them were quite positive, and it appears no-one has "questioned" the reporting in the book. Because this is in a biography of living persons, we need to be rock solid, precise, conservative and above all, neutral, in our reporting of facts. Generalisations like the kind I removed were not in line with this.

Cheers,

Daniel (talk) 02:32, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Sarah Palin[edit]

Somebody recently added a large description of a Vanity Fair piece written by Gross about Sarah Palin. That piece may be relevant to Palin, though I think there's an issue of recentism, but in this article it's grossly undue weight. --TS 02:00, 8 September 2010 (UTC)