The ScientistAt least in Salt Lake City there are two, roughly
equal, papers with somewhat different opinions. In some cities there is only
one paper and no "diversity". I went on the Tribune site like this one,
read some of the posts, and thought I'd logged onto the San Francisco
Chronicle. I saw more diversity from the posters on DN than I did on the Trib.
When emotion and paranoia prevail, nonsense blather is common. The real reason
is probably financial. The Tribune reducing their staff by 20% means that
something is changing.
"The LDS Church will stop at nothing to control the free press in
Utah."Let me point out why I think your are wrong.1)
Many subscribers to the Tribune are LDS. If the LDS really wanted to control
the press, they would ask their members to suscribe to the Deseret News only.
2) If the LDS church really cared about the press, they would pour
more money into it. They wouldn't have laid off 1/3 of the Deseret News
staff a few years ago. I am sure the lay offs did not help the paper.3) If they really cared, your comment would not even be present on this
board.I think your are over reaching a little bit. It seems to me
sometimes people like to make the LDS church out to be the bad guy, even if
their accusations are not true.
Getting a foot in the door is the first step toward censoring the free and
independent voice of the Tribune. The LDS Church will stop at nothing to control
the free press in Utah.