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Bad Advice For Romney On Mormon Issue


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#1 Zakuska

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Intresting bit of information:

The best argument I can think of in favor of opening up the Mormon issue is that Democrats, as indicated by Axelrod, will attempt to portray the religion in the most negative light possible. It’s not just Axelrod. Columnists at the New York Times have joined the anti-Mormon campaign almost as soon as they heard Axelrod’s starter pistol. Maureen Dowd joined the fray, but of greater concern was Charles Blow’s anti-Mormon insult on Twitter directed at the candidate himself. Blow later offered a tweet that was about as close to an apology that Mormons were going to get out of him, and he did not lose his perch at the Times–a signal that unlike other prejudices, anti-Mormon bigotry is not a firing offense and will be tolerated at the New York Times. (It will also be tolerated, perhaps unsurprisingly, by MSNBC.)

The best antidote to this may be the familiarity with voters that all presidential candidates attain in the age of long campaigns, 24-hour news networks, and ubiquitous social media. Or it may be for the Mormon community to do its best to counter the Democrats’ campaign against the religion. But now faced with trying to win Democratic votes against an incumbent Democratic president, it may still be perilous for Romney to raise the issue himself.

http://www.commentar...n-mormon-issue/

So lets see... over the past several years Radio hosts have been fired for making racial slanders (or simple racial jokes) yet Anti-Mormonism is tolerated, even applauded?

Anyone have any examples of Anti-Mormon media coverage?

Edited by Zakuska, 16 April 2012 - 02:40 PM.

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#2 calmoriah

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

What are you saying is the bad advice....for Romney to bring up the subject himself?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

What are you saying is the bad advice....for Romney to bring up the subject himself?

The Article seems to say that but then in the end it twists back the other way.

Im mostly intrested in how the media is treating Mormonism as fair game for ridicule and no one is blowing the wistle and people losing their jobs. If this was about bad press for the LGBT you bet heads of departments would roll.

Edited by Zakuska, 16 April 2012 - 03:18 PM.

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#4 calmoriah

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

While perhaps no one is losing their jobs, there has been a lot of commentary condemning it when it happens so I don't see it as "fair game" or that no one is "blowing the whistle".
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#5 calmoriah

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Also the NYTimes did an excellent article on the Church in Uganda the other day, so it is printing positive articles as well and no one is blowing the whistle on it being too biased for the Church either. ;)

Edited by calmoriah, 16 April 2012 - 03:26 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

Also the NYTimes did an excellent article on the Church in Uganda the other day, so it is printing positive articles as well and no one is blowing the whistle on it being too biased for the Church either. ;)

I recently was suprised by all the positive articles RE: the church in the Salt Lake City Tribune.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'm never surprised when I see a positive article about the Church. It is, after all, a pretty cool organization. :)
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

I think that Romney should address questions when asked, and consider the audience. His current stance of not answering questions on religion sort of works. But when it comes to ethnic/race issues and Church History he should state the current position of the Church. Or state that he can understand how the ban is viewed by some, and that he does not know why the ban existed.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

Obama is not running against the Mormons. He has much bigger fish to fry.

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