Talk:Very Serious People

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Same Harris[edit]

Sam Harris would fit well on this list. Reluctantly admitting he is a "moderate liberal" who is in fact almost entirely a neoliberal supporting regime change. He overemphasizes politeness and dislikes the disruptive nature of both the left and the right. He constantly gives the government the benefit of the doubt ("lets focus on their 'intentions'"), particularly the U.S. military. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs


I was surprised to see Zakaria in the list. I remember him choosing people for interviews who brought original, non-mainstream ides witht hem. That's not what a VSP would do. He was also willing to passionately defend Muslims against IIRC Maher, for example.

On the Characteristics of Very Serious People[edit]

It seems a fair lot of the "characteristics of very serious people" are US-specific. As a Franco-Belgian this annoys me a little. For instance, there is written that you shouldn't talk with them about French politics, but that would hardly apply for any French VSP. I'd suggest a rewrite of this part. Anyone on board? Hex4 (talk) 10:26 (UTC)

what about "Very Serious Articles?"[edit]

This could be one of them.Ariel31459 (talk) 20:05, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Though on fairness, I see little utility for this article. It has a huge bullet list, isn't backed by any examples and it looks like a hodgepodge list of people and organizations, some without links, that I wish were explained better why they get the Very Serious Person label. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png πŸŽ„LeftyGreenMario!πŸŽ„(Mod) 20:50, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
I think we see eye to eye on your points.Ariel31459 (talk) 22:06, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Very Serious Editing[edit]

Most of the media people are not really neo-cons. Judy Woodruff? Get real. The neo-con category is not consistant with the people folks want to call VSP.Ariel31459 (talk) 22:50, 16 May 2019 (UTC)