Mormon Media Observer: Journalistic bias against Mormons is overrated

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  • coltakashi Richland, WA
    May 31, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    My own observation is that, having aired all the off-the-wall accusations of people in the South, reporters are now moving into real informational stories, trying to understand Romney and his faith, and fortunately the infrastructure the Church has built to provide accurate information to journalists has helped them to do so.

    I think a truly objective story about the MMM and its relation to northwest Arkansas would be to review the contemporary history of the fight over whether Kansas would be admitted to the Union as a free or slave state, which presaged the Civil War in its violence from both sides, free soil Kansans and slavery-supporting Missourians, which killed some 65 people before the Civil War, and then led to the attack on Lawrence, Kansas, by the Confederate militia called Quantrill's Raiders in August, 1863, which killed over 150 civilians. It is not impossible that some of the folks who had ancestors in the unfortunate Fancher pioneer company also have ancestors who participated on one side or the other of the border war that gave Kansas the appellation "Bleeding".

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    May 30, 2012 7:37 a.m.

    "Journalistic bias against Mormons is over-rated"

    Who'd a thunk it!