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Untitled[edit]

Note: An earlier version of this article was deleted. -- Karada 15:32, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I think it's better now. (Steve 04:00, 10 June 2006 (UTC))

Attribution[edit]

The author of this article goes a long way with his statements on law, without providing any attibution or source.

I have attempted to edit this pointless article but I feel it would be better to delete it as it not interesting and does not cite any sources (StudentSteve 01:07, 2 May 2006 (UTC))

Churchill quote[edit]

How reliable is the site that Churchill quote comes from? I ask because "I am using it again and again" doesn't sound much like Churchill to me. --RobthTalkCleanup? 13:27, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Can't tell - mentioned many times [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], [[5]] but no mention of primary sources or date. It's not listed in the 1953, Oxford dictionary of quotations ( but the churchill section is only a page). - Peripitus (Talk) 00:30, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Classic Interrogation Scenario[edit]

I cannot find the example I'm thinking of, but perhaps this would be a good page to include an example of the type of journalistic/interrogation interview where the interviewer, knowing the interviewee is reluctant to reveal details, begins with deceivingly simple quesions. This leads the interviewee out of frustration to answer the increasingly revealing questions until they are caught admitting to something they would have liked not to reveal. Use of "no comment" is a way of avoiding that situation.

I think I read it in a SlashDot comment many moons ago, and it went something like this:

ER: Did you order that submarine to attack that target? EE: I'm not going to answer that question. ER: Are you saying that in light of scenario A, you wouldn't order to protect the people? EE: Of course not - the safety of our people is our primary concern. ER: Was scenario A a situation that endangered the safety of our people? EE: Certainly! But it's more complicated than that. ER: What is another method, besides deploying the submarine, that you could have used to protect the people. EE: Ah, I don't know. ER: Aha! So you did order the submarine!

Anyone have a better example?

Probably not a good place for what seems to be a how-to guide on avoiding questions from journalists. If we had this then we'd end up with a lot of speaches from Yes, Prime Minister in the article. I've been searching for anything more on this article as it's dreadfully short for such an oft used phrase, but cannot find anything out there in either quotation books or the internet.- Peripitus (Talk) 04:03, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Wilson quote[edit]

I assume this was about the Profumo affair? Does anyone have a citation? Drutt 00:35, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Some concern over this "article"[edit]

I ought to say that this might be the single dumbest page I’ve ever seen on Wikipedia, any language considered (although the French WP has been providing some competition). Seriously, WTBF? 81.249.114.73 (talk) 12:37, 8 July 2008 (UTC)