Talk:John McCain

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q1:Why does this article cover up the fact that McCain has called Asians "gooks" and made other similar remarks?

A1:Nothing is being covered up. This article is written according to summary style which requires that material in other articles is only summarized here in this article. The information about McCain's use of the term "gook" is discussed in the articles on John McCain presidential campaign, 2000 and Cultural and political image of John McCain. Many other controversial remarks by McCain are detailed in the latter article. The "gook" comment was narrowly used by McCain with reference to the specific people who captured and then tortured him in Vietnam; McCain stopped using the term in 2000, and many Asians did not mind him narrowly using the term in the way he did. Singling out this remark for inclusion in this article would give it undue weight, and providing the necessary background and context would also take up too much space in this article. This issue was previously discussed in March, May, and June of 2008.


Q2: Where is X? It is a well-known development in McCain's life.

A2: As stated above, this article uses summary style; think of it as an executive summary of McCain. Much more information about McCain's life, military career, political career, and persona is included in the McCain biographical subarticles shown in the navigational box: Early life and military career of John McCain, House and Senate career of John McCain, 1982–1999, John McCain presidential campaign, 2000, Senate career of John McCain, 2001–present, John McCain presidential campaign, 2008, and Cultural and political image of John McCain.


Q3: Which of these is the subarticle that lists his controversies?

A3: None of them. All such material (such as his role in the Keating Five, for example) is included in the normal biographical sections they occur in, in this article and in the various subarticles. Having a separate "controversies" or "criticisms" article or section is considered a violation of WP:NPOV, WP:Content forking, and WP:Criticism. A special effort was undertaken to rid all 2008 presidential candidates' articles of such treatment — see here.


Q4: This article is not neutral! It's biased {for, against} him! It reads like it was written by {his PR team, Democratic hatchet men}!

A4: Complaints of bias are taken seriously, but must be accompanied by very specific areas of concern or suggestions for change. Vague, general statements such as these are of no help to editors; we can't read your mind.


Q5: The section on his presidential campaign leaves out important developments. What gives?

A5: The main article's presidential campaign section is intentionally brief. The subarticle John McCain presidential campaign, 2008 has a much fuller treatment of the campaign and that is where most new additions should go.


Q6: Something in the lead (introductory) section doesn't have a footnote. I'm going to put a {{fact}} tag on it right now.

A6: This article (like many others) uses the approach that there are no citations in the lead section, because everything in the lead is also found in the body of the article along with its citation.

Featured articleJohn McCain is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
Main Page trophyThis article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on November 4, 2008.
Article milestones
DateProcessResult
December 6, 2006WikiProject peer reviewReviewed
March 5, 2008Featured article candidateNot promoted
April 18, 2008Good article nomineeListed
May 22, 2008Peer reviewReviewed
July 3, 2008Good article reassessmentKept
August 18, 2008Featured article candidatePromoted
November 4, 2008Today's featured articleMain Page
Current status: Featured article

Allegations from POWs about McCain providing Intel to captors.[edit]

I'm curious to see that there is no mention at all of the very numerous allegations from fellow POWs in Vietnam that Mr. McCain supplied the VC with Intel on US air sorties. I've noticed other political figures have numerous mentions of disputed allegations in their bio. Is this a normal degree of bias in Wikipedia? Lakeraider01 (talk) 20:14, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Source? GMGtalk 20:16, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

- Very few people to possibly no one should be ever negatively judged regarding their behavior resulting from being savagely tortured daily in a POW camp. While a select few may be able to "hold out," suggesting that this is a reasonable expectation for a human in this situation is profoundly unjust and inappropriate. This is particularly true of anyone who hasn't been through such a situation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:3016:204:B1E0:3D2F:5F38:1955:BFBB (talk) 13:46, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 April 2019[edit]

Please apply the changes in this diff: [1] 5.104.90.107 (talk) 17:16, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

 Done NiciVampireHeart 08:53, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

War hawk[edit]

You are invited to participate in Talk:War hawk#Requested move 21 May 2019 about whether War hawk should be moved to Hawk (foreign policy). The discussion could be closed as early as today. Sorry for the late notice. R2 (bleep) 18:33, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Media mention[edit]

I don't know if this counts as it is obviously satirical, but [2]. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:35, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

I always new I was a terrorist. 💵Money💵emoji💵💸 20:04, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 June 2019[edit]

Vandalism - This edit changed "Donald Trump" to "Donald Drumpf" while making other seemingly innocuous changes. It should be reverted. BirdZilla (talk) 14:19, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

 Done wumbolo ^^^ 14:34, 10 June 2019 (UTC)