The following is presented without much commentary from us, except to ask “Does any of this sound familiar?” “Are there any parallels at all in history for this kind of
prelude to pogrom journalistic inquiry?”
The newsmagazine’s producers thought it worthwhile to examine the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the eve of one of its members becoming the Republican nominee for president. During the hour, correspondent Harry Smith does a piece on why Mormons are so successful in business and tours a Salt Lake City warehouse where a huge amount of supplies is kept for the needy.
So that we won’t be accused of singling out NBC, we ask the rhetorical question – “Piling on, anyone?” And sure enough, ABC shows itself equal to the task. Isn’t that special and …..coincidental?