Talk:Charles Coughlin

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erasing sourced info using uncivil language[edit]

erasing sourced info on Coughlin from major media using uncivil language is against Wiki policy. If you actually have a position you need to state it here on the Coughlin talk page. the WP:UNDUE rule applies to fringe or minority views --they should get less attention than mainstream views. What we have here are the mainstream views from top publications. TIME's Person of year cover story for example is one of the most important news articles of the year. The complaint that the source only briefly mentions Coughlin is poorly stated: they are stating that Coughlin is a major historical figure and that he is one of the handful of American political figures closest in rhetorical style to Trump. We can also add numerous cites to NY Times, Washington Post, POLITICO Wall Street Journal and other top newspapers if you think more evidence is needed that the Trump-Coughlin comparison is mainstream journalism. Rjensen (talk) 15:33, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

add the Trump "material" to the historian's pages IF it is really that notable.--Malerooster (talk) 02:51, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
The articles aren't about the historians. They're about Coughlin and Trump.Volunteer Marek (talk) 04:05, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Coughlin is in the news in a big way in the last year for the first time in eight decades--and that is notable for his biography. It's the first time he's been compared to an (incoming) President. we're talking about daily reports by political commentators in print & TV & online and not obscure history journals. "Hardly a day passes without some columnist comparing Donald J. Trump to Huey Long, Father Coughlin or George Wallace." cite = Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth Osgood, New York Times Aug. 29, 2016 02:58, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
maybe revisit this in 6-12 months, but really not much here, really. --Malerooster (talk) 03:01, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
It's been going on for a year now. It's the biggest news re Coughlin in decades. Rjensen (talk) 03:09, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Agreed.Volunteer Marek (talk) 04:05, 3 January 2017 (UTC)