Ok Ms Harmony, wanted to give you a day before I had to bail you out. You messed up, but that's OK! You're question was about the relevance of the Deseret News! (wasn't it????)
No - it's not relevant nor even followed. That's why Peterson's column there was never followed by anyone outside of Orem. I sensed you struggled with that so obvious.
I'm not seeing how it was Dan's task to move the needle of public perception. Shouldn't that be a task handled a little closer to the Brethren than Provo?
Really!!!!!! What the hell was he trying to do for the past 20 years?!?!?!?!? Come on now ma'm. We're talking about the grasp for the obvious again. Are you suggesting Peterson started his mission of 20 + years thinking someone in Provo would come to liberate him ( Hamblin, Gardner, Roper et al) from the perils of common sense and academia?
I am all ears!!!