Talk:David Koch (television presenter)

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Does this article need a section on criticisms of Koch - which seem to be growing by the day? Rather than having comments about his lack of medical knowledge or title of wanker of the year scattered throughout the article, these could all be grouped together Goremay

Can we do something with the edits keeps making, like ban his IP? Goremay 06:33, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

The user needs to recieve a few warnings before we can block him/her. I've placed the first one for this current period on his talkpage. Cnwb 06:38, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Someone has added "poofta" in front of the Nine Network bit - but it cannot be removed for some reason.

I have removed "in a Promo seen during a commercial break for their news where the channel nine symbol flew across and knocked out the channel 7 mascot which caused a lot of controversy." from the Beaconsfield section as I've no idea what its referring to, is unclear and not reference. 15:31, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

This redirect doesn't seem to be working from David Koch (Analyst) for some reason...[edit]

Like the subject says...

Assuming you meant David Koch (analyst) - it was a double redirect - fixed now. -- Chuq 22:01, 4 December 2006 (UTC)


In a talk back segment on the subject of "annoying housemates"

Caller: "My housemate is really annoying... he uses my soap all the time in the shower and leaves hair all over it"

Koch: "All you need to do in that situation is just tell him you have an infectious disease... like eczema" —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 09:07, 5 December 2006

I don't think one off comments like this warrant inclusion of "he thinks that it is an infectious disease". He was probably just trying to think of a name of a skin condition. -- Chuq 00:42, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


I've removed the derogatory trivia item: "Graduated from Semaphore High School, Class of 1973, voted student "Most likely to become a hypocrite"." No source cited. RickDC 03:32, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Koch did graduate from Semaphore High School in 1973 (I know, I live in Adelaide South Australia). He undoubtly wouldn't have been voted "Most likely to become a hypocrite" - I must say though, its a very apt parody.

Criticism re ambulance delay[edit]

This allegation of ambulance delay is an unsourced derogatory statement. Editors are instructed to delete these: "Editors should remove any controversial material about living persons that is either unsourced, relies upon sources that do not meet standards specified in Wikipedia:Reliable sources, or is a conjectural interpretation of a source." (WP:Biographies of Living Persons) Please review the guidelines and understand the allegation doesn't belong here unless it is supported by a reputable source. Thanks. RickDC 03:03, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Can someone please get this right?

Koch leapt into the ambulance. His actions delayed the progress of the emergency workers in transporting a significantly injured man to hospital.

The injured man had enthusiatically beckoned Koch over, to speak to him. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that either the emergency workers or the injured man "invited" Koch into the ambulance.

This is Koch's position (and it is appropriate that his self-justification be acknowledged) - but it is clearly unsupported by the objective evidence. It is also inherently improbable that the emergency workers in charge of an ambulance would "invite" a media personality on board.

This was a disgraceful incident.

While preserving your POV guidelines, strong comment based on the objective facts, needs to be made

My word, well played sir!

Australians of German descent[edit]

Why's he in the Australians of German descent category? What evidence is there his parents are German, they're Jewish I thought. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alamek (talkcontribs) 11:32, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

He's a German Jew? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:56, 3 February 2012 (UTC)


I remember reading in a Sunday Life magazine he was bi-curious in his uni days? Can we work that in his article somewhere? (talk) 11:50, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Criticism[edit]

Is it really necessary to include his criticism of Wikipedia? I mean honestly, is it a significant or defining enough part of his career? In any case, at the moment, the final few lines read like a 10 year old's crying to mummy about being insulted. Perhaps someone should make it a little more objective... -- (talk) 18:03, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

That's the point. The blokes got a glass jaw. He can dish it out, but he can't take it.
It seems trivial. If the 'controversy' hasn't been reported somewhere else, then it would be better of removed. The 'glass jaw' comment above is irrelevant - Wikipedia is not about making points. Any other thoughts? If there are no serious objections, I'll remove the paragraph. MurfleMan (talk) 04:39, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Should we write about his blatant hypocrisy where he criticized politicians for driving cars of high fuel consumption.....He drives a Bentley V12, Also His political views are too bias and his hate for the Australian Labor party is very obvious while watching his show. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AJH0014 (talkcontribs) 21:14, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I thought he was mates with Kevin Rudd. But then again, Kevin Rudd seems to hate the Labor Party too! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:54, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

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Removal of Category:Critics of Islamophobia from this article and removal of category by User: Cpt.a.haddock[edit]

This article is in the category "Critics of Islamophobia", but there seems to be no source to this.

There is a discussion about the inclusion of articles that are in this category at category "Critics of Islamophobia".

I am trying to understand if a source is needed to categorize it also for this and all other articles. There are many articles where the article is categorized and it is sourced to a published article.

User:Cpt.a.haddock is removing this category from several pages even though it is sourced to published article. He says it is not enough for categorization. (For example, at Vinay Lal the categorization is sourced to this article: V. Lal: Implications of American Islamophobia, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, Issue No. 51, 19 Dec, 2015. But even then, the category was removed by User Cpt.a.Haddock.)

See his contributions:

The question is, is this enough for categorization? If this source is not good enough, I do not understand how this article is categorized in the category without sources. --Sebastianmaali (talk) 16:07, 22 July 2017 (UTC)