In February, the Atlantic Wire did a Q&A with Turley and asked,
“Let's be honest. Bloomberg Businessweek's gotten suprisingly
edgy lately. What's up with that?”Answer (although not in
print): If there is anything un-virtous, un-lovely, not of good report or
non-praiseworthy--yup, thats's what I'm going for. Also if there
is any one or any thing I can mock and belittle, I seek after those too. I
wanted the covers to adequately parallel and portray the un-professional and
irrelevant phony-journalism inside Businessweek.
IN the video, the author stated that the Mormon leaders were very, very gracious
to her. Hmm. She didn't reciprocate, did she.
What a disappoint, when there could have been a more factual presentation of
what comes in listed as a % for all sources and then how it is spent as a % of
all sources. Business Week, has a lot of explaining to do on what they cherry
pick to report, and missing the immense effort the Mormons make to providing for
welfare, jobs, and subsidizing education, and economic efforts for members to
have self-sufficiency which can be traced to their pioneer roots where what they
didn't have they provided for themselves. I can see why the beehive is
iconic in the Mormon faith, to bad that ethic wasn't even skimmed over.
The magazine missed an opportunity to highlight how entrepreneurial
spirit is key to economic stability and growth - something the church and its
members have pursued since their beginnings, and caring for their needs from
within the organization. Look at Utah the #2 place to do business in the United
States. A state where major businesses flock to recruit Mormons! Weird, seems
like another agenda is at play, sensationalism on the cover to sell magazines,
but most will only see the cover. Too bad, sad commentary.
Turley looks like a guy who has no core. Kinda like a bad joke. What a career
choice; make covers that "Shake Things Up". Stomping on a good
man's faith from the vantage point of ignorance...so he can "Shake
Things UP". He is the guy that walks into a room and no one knows he is
there...or much cares. This publication reflects more on Turley and his
intolerance towards others and their most cherished feelings, rather than on
Joseph and Oliver and the Church's finances.