Talk:Robert Spencer (author)

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Rampant Criticism[edit]

Seems his views on Islam mostly consist of criticism against his person or against his views. They should be put under its own section called 'Criticism' as they obviously aren't part of his views on Islam. The article as a whole is not exactly neutral either, but I gather there's a reason it's protected... --Kebman (talk) 03:51, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

I just happened across this page. My impression is that it was written by someone who absolutely hates the man and wants everyone else to absolutely hate him as well. I really do not know a lot about him, so I came here, and I see this page is being used to smear a man. As I said I don't know much about him so I'm not going to get involved in fixing this page, but it has severe problems with obvious bias and people should know the obvious bias is obvious. I'm certain Wikipedia has rules that prevent Wikipedia from being used as a means to smear people. This page suffers from that problem in a big way.
Example: "His viewpoints have been described as anti-Islamic or Islamophobic,[8] while he denies this and says he focuses his criticism on radical Islam and its violence.[4]" The spin is clearly that he is Islamophobic but he denies he is and that he only criticizes radical Islam. It could have been written more fairly as he states that he focuses on the harms of radical Islam while his critics claim he is Islamophobic. That right there is so much less biased. But even then the bias is built in as the word Islamophobic is used, and that word carries bias with it. It's an invented word that has the equivalent effect of calling people racist.
This entire page suffers from layers and layers of bias and spin unworthy of an encyclopedia. This page is an example of why people distrust Wikipedia.
"Not exactly neutral"? That's an understatement. --Lawfare (talk) 02:59, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
If you're able to find a reliable source that describes him doing or saying anything that might make him seem pleasant, feel free to mention it. (talk) 02:12, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

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Claim of poisoning[edit]

The only source for the allegation is Robert Spencer himself. I have therefore removed the claim until a reliable third-party source can be found and added. According to WP:BURDEN, finding such a source is NOT my responsibility. As it is, the section can't rely on RS's own claim, so until a reliable third-party source can be found, the claim cannot remain, even if true. Sorry. Best regards, George Custer's Sabre (talk) 02:46, 18 January 2018 (UTC)