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Deseret News covers up legislator's misdeeds

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member


    The D-News knew about an incident where a state lawmaker took a nude soak with a 15-year-old girl and the ME spiked the story. The old ME is useless in my opinion as having any authoritative voice in journalism anymore.
  2. HorseWhipped

    HorseWhipped Guest

    Both Hughes and Hall said on Friday that they do not remember the incident nor the discussion about how to handle it and why. "You think I would because it sounds juicy, but I don't," Hughes said. "Maybe we discussed it out, and I just moved on."

    That's right, pal: Duck and run.
  3. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Is the legislator a Mormon?
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Yes. He was the girl's Sunday School teacher according to reports.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It's fucking Utah.
  6. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Unfair statement.


    I just think it's interesting that a paper owned by the Mormon church made a lousy editorial judgment that for nearly a decade benefited a Mormon lawmaker.

    The D-News is a pretty good paper, and I don't know that there's case study to support the idea that it would ignore news to help the church, but the question lingers.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    One can make the same argument in heavily-Catholic areas about priests diddling little boys, but at the same time I don't know any papers owned by the Catholic Church. Just saying.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Isn't the publisher of the the D-News the former head of the Utah GOP? Or is that the SL Trib? I think most people know what they're getting (and not getting) from the D-News.
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Not only did they know about it, but the motherfucker confessed to the editors that he did it. This wasn't an unnamed source bullshit.

    You've got to run that story. They said they didn't want the readers thinking about that heading to the voting booth. That's showing a bias. Period.

    You report the news as you gather it and you let the readers/voters decide what they should think about heading to the voting booth. It was a bad time to get the news (unless your TMZ) but ignoring it is an awful idea.
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The current editor was the head of the Utah GOP
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

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    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

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