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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby BYULV » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:14 am

It would have been nice to see them mention the circumstances surrounding the first vision during their "Mormonism 101". Joseph Smith seeing and speaking to God the Father and Jesus Christ is Mormonism 101. The angel moroni's visit, the gold plates and book of Mormon are secondary to that. They showed the first visit, but talked about the angel Moroni during that scene. Shoulda done a little better research, or at least asked an active Mormon.
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby tripwire » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:03 pm

BoiseBYU wrote:Asking Disaffected Abby Huntsman about the Church and what it stands for is like asking Harry Reid what he thinks of Mitt Romney.

Yes of course she has an agenda, but so does every believing Mormon and they talked to plenty of them. Do you really expect them to only speak to active believing members and ignore any critics or controversy? That would be terrible journalism.
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby urroner » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:44 pm

tripwire wrote:Do you really expect them to only speak to active believing members and ignore any critics or controversy? That would be even worse journalism than is NBC's wont.


Dude, NBC is terrible journalism, so I took the opportunity to fix your statement to say what you really meant to say. No need to thank me. Just knowing that you rejoice in my correction is payment enough. Just keeping your back secure Trip.
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby tripwire » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:00 pm

urroner wrote:
tripwire wrote:Do you really expect them to only speak to active believing members and ignore any critics or controversy? That would be even worse journalism than is NBC's wont.


Dude, NBC is terrible journalism, so I took the opportunity to fix your statement to say what you really meant to say. No need to thank me. Just knowing that you rejoice in my correction is payment enough. Just keeping your back secure Trip.

I think I know what I meant to say. I don't need anybody fixing my words for me, but thanks anyway.
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby urroner » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:02 pm

tripwire wrote:
urroner wrote:
tripwire wrote:Do you really expect them to only speak to active believing members and ignore any critics or controversy? That would be even worse journalism than is NBC's wont.


Dude, NBC is terrible journalism, so I took the opportunity to fix your statement to say what you really meant to say. No need to thank me. Just knowing that you rejoice in my correction is payment enough. Just keeping your back secure Trip.

I think I know what I meant to say. I don't need anybody fixing my words for me, but thanks anyway.


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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby CougarClaw » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:41 pm

I didn't see it. But if you do a news story, you get two sides. the love it group, and the critics. You show both sides.

So does Ms. Huntsman qualify as a critic? or just an odd interview choice?
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby HoosierCougar » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:28 pm

I was out of town, but my wife kept texting me updates:
"Bitter ex's: always a good source of objective insight"
"Brian Williams just told me that, in my religion, I am not equal to you"

I just watched the DVR version and had a couple thoughts:
Abby Huntsman was odd to me, not particularly well informed on some issues, but probably a good choice for NBC (and a better choice than the guy who wrote "Milk" would have been.)

When asked about garments, I always say something like "they are sacred undergarments to remind me of the covenants I have made and the promises God has for me".

My wife pointed out that maybe our answer should be a little more elementary. We should tell people that the women's garments look like a camisole and the pants are like bike shorts. Men's are like t-shirts and boxer-briefs, just a bit longer. They come in different styles and fabrics so you can choose what you like or what fits best under a given outfit. Then go into the purpose if they want to know more.
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby Ddawg » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:46 pm

HoosierCougar wrote:
I just watched the DVR version and had a couple thoughts:
Abby Huntsman was odd to me, not particularly well informed on some issues ...



+1. Bingo!! But, Abby served NBC well.
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby BYULV » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:21 am

CougarClaw wrote:I didn't see it. But if you do a news story, you get two sides. the love it group, and the critics. You show both sides.

So does Ms. Huntsman qualify as a critic? or just an odd interview choice?


Except this isn't "news", more op Ed or infomercial. If it was meant as a news story you want all angles. if you want to inform and educate you should get the most credible/knowledgable sources available. Huntsman was an odd choice because she was far from an expert on Mormonism, nor was she anti-Mormon. If NBC wanted to inform people about what Mormons are in America they should have done an interview with Harry Ried, the most prominent American Mormon right now. Only problem with doing that is it takes away the democrats' ability to paint Mormonism as strange and far from normal American life. It would immediately cease to be a campaign issue this year.
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Re: NBC on the Church

Postby Mars » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:59 pm

BYULV wrote: If NBC wanted to inform people about what Mormons are in America they should have done an interview with Harry Ried, the most prominent American Mormon right now.

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