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.