Mormons are easy bait for the media. We all know this. A has-been show like The Simpsons will do anything to get attention:
"I was watching a late night rerun of "The Simpsons," in which Homer and his family find themselves in an indoor play place, with a huge slide that leads to a dark hole in the ground. "Where does that slide go?" Bart asks. The answer comes as we follow a young boy down the slide as it empties into a room filled with dead-eyed children wearing white shirts and ties and standing in rows. The boy finds himself wearing a white shirt and tie, too, and he hears a voice over a loudspeaker saying, "Welcome to the Mormon Church, America's most respectable cult." (Deseret News)
Salt Lake Tribune defends this bigotry. They mis-represent a Deseret News op-ed that decries the bigotry, falsely reporting that this Simpsons episode is not what the op-ed considers "the main problem." Salt Lake Tribune falsely reports that the op-ed considers the singling out of LDS above all other religions for ridicule is the problem.
Deseret News never said that.
And then Salt Lake Tribune defends the un-funny bigotry by providing a list of other groups that the Simpsons has offended, including Richard Dawkins.