Talk:Kaitlan Collins

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Reporting of Fake News[edit]

  • On October 9, 2018 Kaitlin Collins falsely reported that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had been accused of sexual assault. [1]


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"Collins has practiced social stigma in her writing"[edit]

I undid these edits for a few reasons: 1. "stigma" is a noun, one does not practice it; 2. the sourcing went to the Daily Caller, a source that is arguably problematic as the sole source for such a claim in a BLP; also the provided Internet Archive link seemed to be broken. PaulCHebert (talk) 05:55, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Social stigma is a category. Collins used homophobic slurs and body shaming in her writing. Social stigma seems to be an aspect of Collins' style. A White House correspondent with an M.O. of body shaming and homophobia-- then this is part of her portfolio and should be identified so readers know her opinion of classes of people who may differ from her. When a journalist has a bias that disregards people it helps readers to understand the POV.

The social stigma that characterizes Collins' work includes degrading images with what she (Collins) must think are clever captions belittling Senator Mikulski:

  • Barbara Mikulski, Democratic senator from Maryland, has served her country for 27 years. Heating up Capitol Hill, she towers at 4-foot-11, perhaps a few inches taller with that perfectly coiffed ‘do.
  • Even George W. Bush took advantage of his opportunity to plant a kiss on the babe and the legend that is Barbara Mikulski.

The Daily Caller article is not a reference to an article about Collins but is an article written by her in July 2014 that appeared at the website. In that article Collins body-shamed Senator Mikulsky for being petite in stature, with the title, "Barbara Mikulski’s Hottest Moments " which appeared in the Daily Caller, July 30, 2014. here is the citation for the archived article.

Original research -- this is your personal interpretation of the article. PaulCHebert (talk) 07:16, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
  • The interpretation of Collins' cruel article about Senator Mikulski is not original research. Collins clearly belittles Senator Mikulski in Collins' writing for the Daily Caller in July 2014.
Since your reply to my comment is basically "sez you," I have moved the discussion here. Hope you are having a great day. PaulCHebert (talk) 17:58, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Never mind, have withdrawn from dispute and unwatched article. Kmccook (talk) 21:40, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

today's headlines's[edit]

Are today's headlines mentioning Kaitlan Collins asking Trump in reference to Michael Cohen's sentencing: “Mr. President, Mr. President, did Michael Cohen cover up your 'dirty deeds'? What 'dirty deeds' is he talking about, Mr. President?” worthy of mention? I just turned to Wikipedia to find out who she was after hearing her questioning reported on another news organization's report (Democracy Now, Th 13 Dec 2018 3:22-:32). 2604:2000:F64D:FC00:BD11:9FB3:489A:6C84 (talk) 18:07, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

A single instance of a person doing her job is typically not included in an encyclopedia article. PaulCHebert (talk) 20:05, 13 December 2018 (UTC)