Talk:James M. Cox

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Where is here?[edit]

The following paragraph is currently part of this article:

Cox recorded for the Nation's Forum several times. The campaign speech featured here (emphasis added) accuses the Republicans of failing to acknowledge that President Wilson's successful prosecution of the war had, according to Cox, saved "civilization."

My question is, where is the "here" that the paragraph alludes to; is it on Wikipedia, is it on another web site. If its on another web site, is this something that can be linked to this entry? Likewise, the above states that Cox recorded several times, but only make reference to the one instance that is suppossed to be "here". What were those recordings about?

Stude62 21:28, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

  • I was going to ask the same question, but I see someone else already did two years ago... --Maarten1963 22:32, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
"Here" is the hotlinked footnote

Project Gutenburg reference[edit]

I think it is extremely doubtful that the book linked in the Project Gutenburg template is by James Middleton Cox. I think it must be another James Cox. Can anyone validate one way or the other? David 23:33, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

It's not by James Middleton Cox, but it is about him. Project Gutenburg lists the subject of The Progressive Democracy of James M. Cox as being "Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957".[1] -- SwissCelt 17:55, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
In March 2006 someone fixed the problem I was referring to, which was an incorrect reference using the Gutenburg template.David 20:30, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Inconsistency[edit]

The statement

A. Stone argued there was never a case in the history of American presidential elections where the better man lost.

is inconsistent with the preceeding statement

B. Stone professed that Cox was superior in every way over Warren Harding and would have made a much better President.

Perhaps statement "A" was meant to say something else. Perhaps it was meant to say Stone argued [that] there was never more of a case..., or something of the like.

Cox's life after 1920?[edit]

The bio says he died in 1957. So what did he do for all those years? Did he work in FDR's administration? This article needs to be fleshed out more.Tom Cod (talk) 06:05, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Probable Fabrication[edit]

The third paragraph, detailing Cox's exploits as a journalist, is not bound to reality by a citation or even a proper noun. It reeks of fabrication or enhancement of some sort, and I recommend that it be quickly referenced or removed. Posting below for reference:

"While a reporter, Cox once went to a town where a massive railroad accident had occurred. Other reporters went directly to the scene of the accident, but Cox instead went to the town's only telegraph office, where he hired the telegraph operator to begin transmitting the Bible to his newspaper, telling the operator he would be back. (Under the law of the day, once a message was begun, it could not be interrupted by others.) Cox then went to the accident site, gathered all the information he needed, and wrote his article. He then returned to the telegraph office, which he found full of frustrated reporters waiting to make use of the telegraph. Cox handed his article to the telegraph operator and thus scooped all of the other reporters." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Enola45 (talkcontribs) 04:09, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

I removed it. His official biography mentions the scoop but none of the other details which don't make sense either.Geo8rge (talk) 03:30, 21 December 2011 (UTC)