Talk:Jack Kevorkian

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"Best known for" or "championing"[edit]

Kevorkian did a lot of things, but is "He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die by physician-assisted suicide, (...)". Unfortunately, a colleague prefers the phrase "He publicly championed a terminal patient's right to die by physician-assisted suicide, (...)" as if that was the only thing he ever did. Effectively ignoring his activities as jazz musician, composer, painter and his run for Congress in 2008.

Advice needed. The Banner talk 08:38, 30 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If he did a lot of things, and you think those things are important, then why not mention them in the lead? The wording I restored certainly does not "effectively ignore" anything. The wording you want conveys exactly the same amount of information, just using more words to do so, which is inefficient. Aakkbbrr (talk) 10:28, 30 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

He's actually best known for assisting people with their suicide which led to his conviction for murdering them. He isn't actually known for much championing in most circles. Newsnowkc (talk) 03:52, 11 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How did this work?[edit]

I'm having a disagreement with another editor who's alone in their opinion but isn't willing to compromise and seems to think they own this article.

what do we do? --71.193.23.104 (talk) 01:36, 18 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add conviction to the first sentence for search results[edit]

I was searching quickly to see if this guy was convicted, and all it said in the search results was that he was a doctor that advocated for euthanasia. The murder conviction should be prominent since it's why most of us know who he is. Also, my change was incorrectly reverted when I added it because the reverter said jack was convicted of homicide, but the top paragraph uses the colloquial term murder. My sentence wasn't perfect, but he was a convicted murderer and he was convicted of breaking a law his previous case basically made. Newsnowkc (talk) 03:49, 11 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kevorkian is first and foremost known as an advocate of euthanasia. Not as a murderer as you were claiming with your edit. The Banner talk 08:58, 11 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]