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Posted by: Truthbetold ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 04:50PM

I've looked on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX News, LA Times, New York Times and Washington Post websites. I cannot find a story about Monson anywhere on their front pages.

Edit subject name: Not on front pages of the news

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2018 07:10PM by Truthbetold.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 05:29PM

Monson is on CNN front page - it isn't in the top headlines, but in the sub-headlines right underneath them.

I first read it in the headlines on NBC this morning.

After rechecking it now it does look as though it has dropped off the online front page.

If you google Thomas Monson you will find it on all the national news sites, including CNN.

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Posted by: Agnes Broomhead ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 05:48PM

It was on the "scroll" below on NBC Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, CNN, and at least one local TV station this morning. But no full news stories.

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Posted by: Truthbetold ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 05:48PM

Thanks Amyjo. Yeah, I think when I did a search this afternoon, it must have already disappeared (and it must have on all the other sites too because I cannot find anything). This kind of goes to show that Mormonism is really insignificant unlike what they would have you believe.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 06:47AM

What its dropping off so quickly tells me is losing a Mormon church prsident isn't as newsworthy as it used to be.

He still isn't the pope, despite TBM rumors to the contrary.


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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 05:52PM

I don't think this made the morning Print edition, but it's online:

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Posted by: desertman ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 05:55PM

I saw it on Bing

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Posted by: desertman ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 05:57PM

I just double checked. It is on Bing

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 06:00PM

It was all over MSNBC today as part of their Romney Hatch scuttlebutt.

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 06:37PM

Except to mormons and exmormons.

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Posted by: csuprovograd ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 06:40PM

KFI-640 am - Handel on the News @ 6:30 am today (3Jan) commented on Monson's ascent to room temperature...

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 07:00PM

ascent to room temperature...

I'm gonna steal that.


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Posted by: smirkorama ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 09:06PM

not so fast, because technically speaking it is a descent (going to a lower or less energetic position) not an ascent.

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Posted by: Stuart ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 09:34AM

Are you sure?

I could see yours being an ascent.

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Posted by: Levi ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 10:27AM

The "ascent" is the funny.

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Posted by: NevermoinIdaho ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 07:27PM

I saw it this morning on a gay news blog I read. Needless to say, the commentary was...not complimentary. I should go back and mention that there's a whole string of old white homophobic men in the order of succession, so it's not like he was particularly special that way or anything.

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Posted by: 3X ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 08:58PM

I stumbled upon the Monson obit and the following (presently sole) comment at the WaPo

Reader 'pbofdc'

"Good riddance. You hate gays and you want Eternal life? I don’t think so buddy."

I wouldn't expect the comment to survive for long ...

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Posted by: Anonymous 2 ( )
Date: January 03, 2018 09:00PM

It was all over my local feed news feed here in southern Idaho. Outside of the morg corridor, it'll be hardly a blip.

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 01:09AM

Made the CBC (Canada) News website....on the sidebar

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Posted by: Visitors Welcome ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 02:53AM

Yesterday someone uttered that Monson's death would keep Hatch and Romney out of the news. HAH!

In UT & ID, maybe, but not in the rest of the world. The websites of The Guardian and the BBC News put Hatch's resignation and Romney's ambitions on the front of their World News page. But no Monson anywhere.

I even did a search for Thomas Monson and Thomas S Monson on The Guardian's website and found no article since 2015.

So yeah, it was a non-event.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 06:51AM

It being a non-event tells me there is a movement underway, not of the Mormon kind.


As for Romney running for office is much more newsworthy IMO.

That being said, imagine he'll have a front row seat at the funeral of Monson.

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Posted by: T-Bone ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 04:03AM

I saw it on P0rnhub.

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Posted by: Eric K ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 09:38AM

I subscribe to the Washington Post and read it in the mornings. A perk of being retired. I saw the WP front page link to Monson so I clicked on it. In the afternoon, when I went back to the Post, it was no longer on the front page. I guess it was a front page article for about 2 hours and then faded to obscurity. It went to the obituary section. It was not widely read and I commented on it before it disappeared. Mormonism is clearly becoming less significant in the US.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 10:46AM

In the end there are so many sects, so many cults, and Monson is "just one more" who wouldn't even make the obits at all if he hadn't been such a nasty homophobe.

Since time began, this is the best Mormon God can do with his religion. Pathetic.

Mormons, odd, yes, but in the end . . . Just one more. Not even peculiar as they like to claim.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: January 04, 2018 10:49AM

It's been on many news websites, as a passing bit of news.

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