Talk:Hilary Lawson

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I've declined a speedy deletion tag suggesting that this article was advertising; I'm sorry to say I just don't see it, and there is plenty of evidence (and well-cited evidence) to suggest that this individual is notable and that the article should be retained. If someone has a problem, I'm at their service. Accounting4Taste:talk 18:26, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

The individual is notable (if not very notable - I had not heard of him before today), and some form of the article should surely be retained, however the current version reads like it was written by Hilary Lawson. In fact I'm guessing that it was - or by his PR company.

Dodgy article[edit]

Drawn here by a piece in a newspaper about an upcoming festival I looked up the organiser, Hilary Lawson. I think this article is possibly quite flawed, many claims uncited etc.

I have removed one sentence which strikes me as disingenuous at best:-

Media interest in the channel was such that his appointment as Deputy Chief Executive and his resignation from the channel was carried on the national news and in the national press

There is a reference given for this claim (The Observer, Jan29 1984) so I looked it up via the Guardian/Observer digital archive. The article - called TV-am: The inside story - turns out to have been written by, er, Hilary Lawson, the subject of this article. I am of course assuming good faith and not suggesting any conflict of interest, never mind that Mr Lawson added the peacock sentence himself.

I will now read the article line by line, and mark up uncited claims. More work needed. Testbed (talk) 10:35, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion for Hilary Lawson[edit]

You might like to read WP:Autobiography

Testbed (talk) 10:41, 3 May 2014 (UTC)