Talk:Pat Robertson

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Citations needed[edit]

The last sentence of the first paragraph of the Life and career section, Family subsection needs at least one, maybe more than one, citation. Also, the information about finishing near top of Yale law class but failing a Bar exam (however meaningless the latter is, please consult experts)—this appears in the lede and main body, and so is elevated in its importance/viewership. This information is sourced only to a self-published Robertson web page, and needs independent, high quality sourcing. (Note, the latter statement might in some sense be viewed, from that source, as a statement against interest, but the high standing at Yale is not such a statement. And again, the Bar exam-failure statement is not, in my opinion, lede-worthy.) Finally, the article's citation numbers 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 39, and 40 (at this time stamp) are clearly or arguably non-independent/third party, and so this material should be verified, and sourcing improved (or the content removed). In the mean time, the repeated references among these citation numbers, all to the same Robertson website—these should be consolidated to make clear the repeating dependence of this article on Robertson's own account of his history. At least these sentences/items need attention; let's not let the standards of the article slip, so that this article joins so many others in being partially sourced, and so partially trustworthy, partially encyclopedic. 2601:246:CA80:3CB5:51C4:23F9:BE1:5B81 (talk) 23:55, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 October 2018[edit]

Please address the sourcing issues presented in the newly added Talk section (of this date, and proximate timestamp), above. Also, please—the article appears to have a great deal of puffery in its personal history sections, which therefore seem suspicious in terms of the ultimate origin of those presented facts; moreover, in this academic's view, based on a cursory comparison of content to sources in those sections, the article would likely yield a steady stream of issues if, sentence by sentence, content was compared to the actual material appearing in each source. For instance, the sentence in the Political service and activism section ending with citation 45—none of this sentence's purported factual content actually appears in that source. In the mean time, until this and related issues are addressed, I strongly encourage placement of an article tag that makes clear that the biographical factual content is unsourced or poorly sourced, and so suspect. Otherwise, careful review of the sourcing on the whole is up to those editors of standing that are reading this note. 2601:246:CA80:3CB5:51C4:23F9:BE1:5B81 (talk) 00:10, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Not done for now Please use the format "change X to Y". It is very confusing. Please notify me if you have any updates. Regards, Abelmoschus Esculentus (talk to memy contributions) 13:02, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Unsourced category[edit]

Please remove Category:Theistic evolutionists. There is nothing in the article which even mentions evolution, let alone the "theistic" variety of it. Per WP:CATV, all categories must be described in the article body and backed with a reliable secondary source. 2600:8800:1880:188:5604:A6FF:FE38:4B26 (talk) 22:47, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

 Done. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 02:22, 21 November 2018 (UTC)