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“Being the editor of a Church-owned newspaper has not always been easy for me. The hardest thing I believe I’ve ever encountered was reporting of the destruction of the Coalville tabernacle by the Church. I found it hard to report it like it should really have been reported. I mean, here is the uncalled-for destruction of an old and historic structure by the same people who own the newspaper I edit. What am I supposed to do?”

Interview with William B. Smart (editor of the Deseret News), Deseret News – 19 April 1982, as cited in John Heinerman and Anson Shule, The Mormon Corporate Empire (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, February 1986), 40.