Talk:Former US Representative John Conyers dies at age 90

Latest comment: 1 year ago by SVTCobra in topic Edit


  • Neither of the sources gave the middle name, but I don't think a source is needed to include that; if the reviewer wants to confirm, see John Conyers, WashingtonPost article, and Politico article.
  • For being the longest-serving when he retired, see NBC - "His political aspirations were honed while working as a legislative assistant from 1958 to 1961 to U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a fellow Michigan Democrat who, when he retired in 2014 at age 88, was Congress' longest-serving member. That mantle then was passed onto Conyers."
  • For being the longest-ever African American lawmaker, there wasn't a good way to phrase it other than what NPR wrote, so I just quoted them.
  • There are only so many ways to describe Parks' employment:
    • CBS says "She worked for him until she retired in 1988."
    • NPR says "Famed civil rights activist Rosa Parks worked in his Detroit office from 1965 until she retired in 1988."
    • NBC says "His district office in Detroit employed civil rights legend Rosa Parks from 1965 until her retirement in 1988."
    • I wrote "Rosa Parks worked for his Detroit office from 1965 until 1988, when she retired." - includes ~4 words for each of the sources, but couldn't find a better way to put it.

--DannyS712 (talk) 00:23, 28 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

@DannyS712: Why {{quick review}}? --Pi zero (talk) 02:24, 28 October 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Pi zero: at least where I am, its all everyone is talking about. No objections to reverting, sorry --DannyS712 (talk) 02:32, 28 October 2019 (UTC)Reply
Well, in any case I'm not sharp enough to review at this time of night. --Pi zero (talk) 02:42, 28 October 2019 (UTC)Reply
We don't allow direct-quoting of news sources unless they become part of the news (that thing journalists try never to do; cf News International phone hacking scandal), particularly precluding use of double-quotes to get around having to rephrase things. --Pi zero (talk) 17:33, 28 October 2019 (UTC)Reply
See my alternative phrasing of the Rosa Parks passage. --Pi zero (talk) 17:46, 28 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Review of revision 4525579 [Passed]




{{Editprotected}} In the second sentence of the third paragraph, it says, "He took office 1965" instead of "He took office in 1965". Augusthorsesdroppings10 (talk) 02:27, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

  Done --SVTCobra 02:24, 15 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
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