Summarized by Kent Larsen
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."