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Censoring the Prophet?
Salt Lake Tribune 28Jul99 C9
By Paul Rolly and JoAnn Jacobsen-Wells: Salt Lake Tribune

Did the Deseret News deliberately change the words that President Gordon B. Hinckley used when it quoted him? Tribune reporters Rolly and Wells say so. They claim that their tape recording of President Hinckley's remarks at the dedication of a new sculpture in This is the Place Heritage Park differs from the way that the Deseret News quoted him in their news story.

According to Rolly and Wells, President Hinckley talked about the ease we have today in traveling the Mormon Trail saying, "None of us can really imagine for a moment that which they endured. I've been on the trail which they followed a number of times now, when the weather was good, when it was comfortable, in an air-conditioned car, just like any other sissy would do who was trying to honor his pioneer forebears." But the Deseret News story on Sunday recorded President Hinckley as saying "man" instead of "sissy."

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