Deseret News, David Cross, Hipster Comedians, and the Untold Story of Joseph Smith
Deseret News recently mentioned David Cross’ latest release and called it “a probable R.” After listening to this track, I’d probably agree (technical note: the clip ends at 3:40 with Dave’s “sowwy” … nothing but dead air after that):
Memo to hipster comedians: If you’re gonna rail, make some effort to get your facts straight about Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon. Otherwise, you come off sounding as out-to-lunch as the overfed, undereducated masses that your edgy comedy is meant to mock.
After listening to Dave’s historically (and textually) inaccurate rant, I was glad to find this earlier Deseret News review of a docudrama whose director had been:
… mulling a balanced film portrayal of Smith for a long time, because “I don’t think it has been told in a really balanced way that I’m aware of. … In my experience, it’s [either] a puff piece or like something like Fawn Brodie’s book (‘No Man Knows My History’), an all-out attack.”
And I’d have to agree. A Mormon President is obviously no No Man Knows My History. Not even close.