Recently, I asked readers to offer responses to the following question: So are Mormons treated fairly when the media chooses to identify religious affiliation of a story subject?
Heres some responses.
Ken Kuykendall, owner of the Mormon Century blog, writes:The media are all a bunch of Johnny-one-notes when it comes to our faith. There really does seem to be a herd mentality, because every reporter falls back on the same tired tropes when it comes to Mormonism, almost as if newsroom computer keyboards have a macro set up (control-M?) to spew out "Big Love, 1978 revelation, magical underwear, evangelicals hate Mormons" whenever a member of the Church (or the Church itself) makes news.