Talk:Ben Quayle

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"Rent-a-family" allegation[edit]

He seems to have received the most national coverage (Jay Leno etc.) over this... AnonMoos (talk) 13:51, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

I recommend reading the Phoenix New Time's opinion on the matter[1]

The Dirty Allegations[edit]

Some people keep undoing edits related to Ben Quayle's relation with (even the ones with references). Washington Post Article —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:00, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Because they are unproven allegations. Per WP:BLP they must be removed. Arzel (talk) 14:48, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I believe he acknowledged some part of them. Unfortunately that section and the cites for it keep getting removed by SPAs. Freakshownerd (talk) 16:34, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
It is largely a rumor. He acknowledged writing for the former website "Dirty Arizona", but not "TheDirty". Regardless, this is a BLP, and this is a political attack. If there is any truth to this it will come out, but until then this does not belong on his page. Arzel (talk) 17:10, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
"Dirty Scottsdale", not "Dirty Arizona". Also, "TheDirty" is essentially a national continuation of "Dirty Scottsdale", as every article on the topic has pointed out. Stonemason89 (talk) 23:22, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

This is what used to be there:

Quayle was accused of posting comments on a site with racy photographs of Scottsdale nightclubs. Quayle initially said he had nothing to do with the site, but later admitted he had posted comments there and referred its founder to a lawyer. The site's founder, Nik Richie, alleged that Quayle wrote a column for the website in 2007 under the pseudonym "Brock Landers," a reference to a porn star character in the movie "Boogie Nights," about picking up attractive women at Scottsdale's bars and nightclubs. [2]

  1. ^ {{cite news|date=2010-08-13|title=Jon Hulburd Lies About Lying in Latest Radio Ad. In Somewhat-Related News, He Tells New Times He's a Democrat Who Supports SB 1070|url=
  2. ^ "Ben Quayle Denies Blogging for Racy Website". 2010-08-13. 

And I thought it might have had even more cites at one point, but I can't remember. As I'm finding out at other articles, whoever has the numbers and the will seems to get their version of the article with or without notable controversies, which is really too bad. The standards here should be higher and more consistent. I believe it is notable based on reporting in reliable sources and should be included in some form with the key bits. Freakshownerd (talk) 00:22, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Another ref for this One comment attributed to Quayle read, "My moral compass is so broken I can barely find the parking lot."

Hcobb (talk) 17:41, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Added it back as he has addmited to writing for the site and is on national news, like the flyer. -- (talk) 12:15, 26 August 2010 (UTC)<This IP is an IP sock of Marlin1975. Please see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Marlin1975 for evidence.— dαlus Contribs 23:11, 11 October 2010 (UTC)>

For some reason people have been removing his missteps. They have made national news and are well referenced. I added them back as it seems most that remove them do not even post in the TALK section. TALK seems to have come to the agreement they are national and relevant to him. --Marlin1975 (talk) 15:37, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

I've altered or removed several of your posts because they are mostly factually inaccurate. Just because an online publication makes a claim doesn't mean the claim is true. The founder of the Nik Richie has admitted to overstating Quayle's involvement in the website and majority of the publications about this episode are untrue, though highly publicized. [1] I don't mind people pointing out what has happened, but the taint of political bias bleeds through too often (talk


Ben Quayle's bio mentions that he attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. It is very shrewdly worded to imply to a reader that he graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. However, he is not listed as having graduated from Brebeuf (based off of the school's documentation). He only attended Brebeuf for a brief period of time before transferring to another school. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yowzayowzayowza (talkcontribs) 16:18 August 25 2010

Among group of 12 lawmakers chastized by House Leadership after Holy Land (Sea of Galilee) incident - nude swimming[edit]

from THE HILL dot-com / blog by Justin Sink -- Monday August 20, 2012 publicity about Repr. Yoder, Quayle, and others on the same Israel trip - sightseeing excursions (all Republicans)

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) apologized Sunday night after reports surfaced that he was among more than a dozen congressional leaders and staff who swam in the Sea of Galilee during a fact-finding trip to Israel last August — and that the lawmaker stripped naked before jumping into the holy site. According to a report, other Republican congressmen, including Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) also swam during the trip, although Yoder is the only one said to have stripped naked. The group was reportedly chastised later during the trip by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the senior member on the trip, who was not present for the incident. Despite reports that the FBI had investigated the incident, Yoder told the Star that neither he nor members of his staff had been questioned by the agency. ws/244317-yoder-apologies-for-skinny-dipping-in-sea-of-galilee

Timothyjshaw (talk) 20:19, 20 August 2012 (UTC)timothyjshaw this is a kind of scandal also involving the propriety of "Free" travel given to lawmakers in order to solidify their legislative action and support

Quayle lost primary[edit]

The article should be updated: Quayle lost today's primary to David Schweikert. Not all precincts are reporting, but Reuters has called it in Schweikerts' favor. (talk) 05:45, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

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  1. ^ "Jon Hulburd blasts Ben Quayle on Christian radio". 2010-09-1.  Check date values in: |date= (help)