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Published: Wednesday, April 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

It is interesting that Lawrence O'Donnell chose the LDS Church and not Islam for his venomous attack. After Salman Rushdie wrote "The Satanic Verses" the Ayatollah Khomeini made death threats including a fatwā.

Kearns, UT

Just ignore him, he will go away.


Its an election year. If you have not realized that FOX, MSNBC are just tools to be used by the left and right, and you still watch those channels for news, you should re-evaluate where you get your information.


People keep claiming that what O'Donnel said was not true and the DN keeps printing these claims. I believe they are not true, but wouldn't good investigative journalism involve printing the truth? Or if the truth is not known, printing what exactly is known and what is not?

A lot of hearsay and opinion is being printed, but if the DN has published an article detailing the facts (how many wives, what ages when married, how many already married to other men, etc.) I missed it. All I'm saying is more facts and less opinion would be helpful at this point.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

Our brother from Midvale is correct. These so-called analysis shows present little more than talking-heads who will say anything to boost ratings. These talkers have no real values or opinions and they are willing to lie, slander, and defame in order to attract viewers.

Unfortunately, the great masses of the public are too foolish to realize this. Indeed, the masses sit back mindlessly soaking up this drivel like it was actual news.

The public should be condemned for pandering to these hate-mongers. All patriotic Americans have a duty to boycott any show such as this that is little more than a vehicle to attack religion.

Springville, UT

Please, give it a rest. The persecution complex gets wearisome. Why so offended when talking heads say something, particularly when those on the right have made false statements a whole new art form? Just let it pass and move on. Are we going to beat it to death?

salt lake city, utah

Hear, hear, 1aggie. It will never happen because those facts have long ago been hidden. Lawrence O'Donnell may have not done an extensive fact search before his comments..but had he done so he would have found the mormon sanitized version, and the nay sayers version. He simply chose the latter.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

He was misinformed and he apologized. As I recall there was a conference talk a few years ago about not being offended. Get over it.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Who cares what this guy thinks or says? I am comfortable enough with my beliefs, I don't seek, or need outside validation.

This guy is paid to be shocking, and guess what, he was! The writer made the comment that if it were any other religion he would be fired, let's put the shoe on the other foot. If he made the same remarks about Islam, would you even care?


So Pragmatist, it seems to me that nobody knows the real facts and no journalists want to "go there" and try to discover them. If the DN wants to illuminate (rather than just sell advertising space) then they should attempt to do their job and illuminate. If not, i think they should get off the subject.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Esquire Springville, UT
"Please, give it a rest. The persecution complex gets wearisome."

O'Donnell's comments represent the liberal's views on motherhood. They just get embarrassed when their views are verbalized. I can see why they would want to "just let it pass and move on".

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

How were his comments any better than what Rush, Hannity, and Fox spew every day?

Where was this letter writer's outrage when "deep-seated hatred for white culture, death panels, Obama=Muslim, Obama is a Nazi, Obama isn't American, the woman who testified before Congress is a prostitute, etc"

O'Donnell learned from the best, foxnews! He were merely copying what AM RADIO and Fox do every single day.

Which is why we cannot get our news from "the news." They all have agendas. They all want to turn us against each other. Which is sad right now.

Salt Lake City, UT

"O'Donnell's comments represent the liberal's views on motherhood."

Um... this is about his remarks on Mormonism, where'd you get motherhood from?

Springville, UT

@ Rifleman, get real, would you? "atl34" gets it right. Besides, do you even really know how liberals feel about motherhood? They all have moms, they love their moms just like everyone else. They just want moms to be able to choose how to govern their own personal lives and want moms to be paid fairly for doing the same work as dads. I realize that fairness and equality, and the absence of government in our personal lives, are not conservative principles, but give it some thought. You might actually like it!

Far East USA, SC

People would love to paint all "liberals" and all "conservatives" as being exactly the same.

Cant there be degrees of each?

How about someone who is a fiscal conservative and social moderate or liberal.

More and more, people seem to let their party define their views. I find it hard to believe that so many people seem to be in agreement with the party line on EVERYTHING.

I believe strongly that we need to become much more fiscally conservative as a nation. But, I am not opposed to Gay marriage and I think we need to scale back our military.

What does that make me?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I view the easily offended LDS members no differently than any other group who walks around with either a chip on their shoulder, or an axe to grind just looking for an argument or a fight.

Whatever happened to ”Turning the other cheek” and “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”

I guess it’s only lip service, or hears of the word only.
You either live your religion, or you don’t.

Stalwart Sentinel
San Jose, CA

@JoeBlow - That is a good question. It appears you are not fully comfortable with a status quo and have the ability to reason... welcome to the liberal camp.

Salt Lake City, UT

"I believe strongly that we need to become much more fiscally conservative as a nation. But, I am not opposed to Gay marriage and I think we need to scale back our military.

What does that make me?"

Unelectable. (sorry, couldn't resist).

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ah, If only there were facts about religion and a way to recognize them.

With all the phony documents, counterfeiting, and lies, I have lost my faith in recorded history.

Clearfield, UT

To John Charity Spring | 8:00 a.m. 4/18

I agree with your assessment of ALL the obnoxious political commentators, on both sides of the political spectrum, and don't watch, or listen to, any of them. I sincerely hope that your call for a boycott refers not only to O'Donnell, Olbermann, Letterman, and their ilk, but also Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, and their ilk. Those on the right are just as veracity-challenged as those on the left. None of them, left or right, contribute anything of value to the political dialog and should be ignored. A pox on all of them.

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