As a Latter-day Saint concerned with the accuracy of our portrayal, I agree with
Mr. Williams' assessment here. However, I hope that he and Deseret Morning
News readers also recognize that those same arguments apply to the topics of
global warming and evolution. The scientific evidence supporting both of these
is so overwhelming that, to the greater scientific community, giving "equal
time" to global warming deniers and anti-evolutionists is the equivalent of
giving "equal time" to flat-earthers.
I watched the whole of this programme and I felt the same as Mr Williams. The
portrayal of the church and tone of the "journalism" was on the whole
negative and distracting from the core values and morals of our religion. It
could have gone in a completely different direction, one that explained more
about the life of Mitt Romney (after all, that's supposedly the stimulus
for the programme) and what made him different to the other Christian Republican
candidates. This programme did not serve to show a well rounded account of Mitt
Romney's religion but was more about going all over his past and the more
controversial things about him.