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BREAKING: Scientology caught lying about Ireland!

Discussion in 'Europe' started by BlackRob, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. BlackRob

    BlackRob Gold Meritorious Patron

    Video (Interview, MUST SEE!!!!):
    [video=vimeo;84209798]https://vimeo.com/84209798[/video]

    Article: http://radiotoday.ie/2014/01/ocean-fm-investigates-scientology-video/

    Ocean FM management have expressed amazement after the radio station’s logo appeared in an international promotional video for the Church of Scientology.


    The video, played live to a huge audience at the New Year’s Eve Scientology event in Clearwater, Florida, includes a short clip of an ‘interview’ being conducted with a Scientologist in the Ocean FM studios.


    However, the studio is not that of Ocean FM, and the ‘presenter’ conducting the interview is not known to anyone at Ocean.


    Ocean FM was alerted to the matter by a listener, who suggested that it was unfortunate that Ocean would be involved in such a video.


    As the promotional footage plays, a voiceover highlights the campaign’s success in Ireland, saying: With Truth About Drugs spokesmen hitting national airwaves, from Ocean FM to BBC Radio, and thereby impacting nearly 270,000 listeners, that’s how the Mission of Dublin accomplished an 85 per cent drop in drug related crime.


    BBC Radio Foyle was also shown in the clip but that footage was also false.


    Speaking about the matter on Ocean FM, a representative of Scientology Ireland said the footage – first highlighted in Ireland on Broadsheet.ie – had been a “re-enactment” of an interview on the station.


    Sabrina Shortt said her brother Kristian Shortt – a well-known anti-drugs activist in Donegal, and a member of the Truth Against Drugs campaign – had been interviewed by the station last summer about his own experiences with drugs, and the footage was a recreation of this. She said: “We’re not in the habit of recording every interview that we do, so we decided to do a little promotional video. The video was a re-enactment.”


    She added: “What I would definitely like to apologise for is, we definitely should have gotten permission that we were doing a re-enactment. Truth Against Drugs volunteers deliver leaflets to a garda station in the video Sabrina Shortt said that the video was not primarily about the Church of Scientology, but was intended to highlight the work of the Truth About Drugs campaign.
     
  2. MissWog

    MissWog Silver Meritorious Patron

    ^^^^thank you Rob!
    ive been looking forward to seeing a thread on this here :clap:
     
  3. Dean Blair

    Dean Blair Silver Meritorious Patron

    Thank you Black Rob and thank you Mr. Pete Griffiths. Scientology and David Miscavige are really caught lying and it will forever be a part of history. Tick Tock Davey.
     
  4. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

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    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

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    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  7. BlackRob

    BlackRob Gold Meritorious Patron

    [video=youtube;DBZxq5DXMK0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBZxq5DXMK0[/video]
     
  8. BlackRob

    BlackRob Gold Meritorious Patron

    Here is the interview with the Scientologist:

    <font color="#333333">[video=vimeo;84209798]https://vimeo.com/84209798[/video]

    Article:
    http://radiotoday.ie/2014/01/ocean-f...ntology-video/

    Ocean FM management have expressed amazement after the radio station’s logo appeared in an international promotional video for the Church of Scientology.


    The video, played live to a huge audience at the New Year’s Eve Scientology event in Clearwater, Florida, includes a short clip of an ‘interview’ being conducted with a Scientologist in the Ocean FM studios.


    However, the studio is not that of Ocean FM, and the ‘presenter’ conducting the interview is not known to anyone at Ocean.


    Ocean FM was alerted to the matter by a listener, who suggested that it was unfortunate that Ocean would be involved in such a video.


    As the promotional footage plays, a voiceover highlights the campaign’s success in Ireland, saying: With Truth About Drugs spokesmen hitting national airwaves, from Ocean FM to BBC Radio, and thereby impacting nearly 270,000 listeners, that’s how the Mission of Dublin accomplished an 85 per cent drop in drug related crime.


    BBC Radio Foyle was also shown in the clip but that footage was also false.


    Speaking about the matter on Ocean FM, a representative of Scientology Ireland said the footage – first highlighted in Ireland on Broadsheet.ie – had been a “re-enactment” of an interview on the station.


    Sabrina Shortt said her brother Kristian Shortt – a well-known anti-drugs activist in Donegal, and a member of the Truth Against Drugs campaign – had been interviewed by the station last summer about his own experiences with drugs, and the footage was a recreation of this. She said: “We’re not in the habit of recording every interview that we do, so we decided to do a little promotional video. The video was a re-enactment.”


    She added: “What I would definitely like to apologise for is, we definitely should have gotten permission that we were doing a re-enactment. Truth Against Drugs volunteers deliver leaflets to a garda station in the video Sabrina Shortt said that the video was not primarily about the Church of Scientology, but was intended to highlight the work of the Truth About Drugs campaign.

    <font color="#333333">[video=youtube;DBZxq5DXMK0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBZxq5DXMK0[/video]
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
  9. BlackRob

    BlackRob Gold Meritorious Patron

  10. BlackRob

    BlackRob Gold Meritorious Patron

    But wait! There is more!

    http://donegalnews.com/2014/01/bogus-donegal-news-front-page-used-in-scientology-video/

    Bogus ‘Donegal News’ front page used in Scientology video

    A DONEGAL representative of the Church of Scientology has admitted that parts of a propaganda video suggesting it helped reduce Irish drug crime by 85 per cent was a reenactment.

    It comes after the front page of this newspaper, with a <v>mock-up</> lead story, featured in the video.The video also portrays “interviews” supposedly carried out by the group on BBC Radio Foyle and Ocean FM as well as piece in the Inishowen Independent.

    Mr Columba Gill, editor, Donegal News, described the front page depicted on the video as ‘bogus’ while both radio stations said the interviews had been faked.

    “That front page never existed,” said Mr Gill. “The story was reported in the paper, but nothing like in that manner,” he said.

    The anti-drugs campaigner referred to in the headline is Mr Kristian Shortt who was involved in the campaign with his sister, Zabrina Collins (nee Shortt).

    Ms Collins is now a member of the Church of Scientology.

    Several businesses in Dublin have also hit out at the church for filming their premises as part of a video shown at a New Year’s Eve celebration in Clearwater, Florida. The video, which is a presentation by Scientology leader David Miscavige, claims to show the work done by the controversial group around the world and includes a special feature on its efforts in Ireland.

    The group, whose most famous members are Tom Cruise and John Travolta, has premises on Abbey Street in Dublin’s city centre where it has been ‘testing’ the public and also holding life-improvement classes.

    In the video, the group says it has distributed more than 110,000 information booklets in various businesses around Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland and that this has resulted in an 85pc drop in drug-related crime.

    One of the premises named and shown in the film was Carndonagh Garda Station, although a garda spokesman said they had no knowledge of it.
     
  11. uncover

    uncover Gold Meritorious Patron

    From (in reality probably 1000 leaflets) over 10.000 to 110.000 leaflets - this is standard-Co$-lying-tech.
    In the original article with a picture of "wonderwoman" Zabrina Collins aka Sabrina Shortt on the left they were only talking about the intention to distribute 10.000 leaflets on one day (April 19) - Wow, that would have been a lot of garbage on the streets:
    http://donegalnews.com/2013/04/donegal-anti-drugs-campaigner-kristian-to-hit-streets-of-derry/

    Googling "Zabrina Collins" delivers other interesting results concerning this POLS.
     
  12. MissWog

    MissWog Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Scientology lies about accomplishments in Ireland, Mission in Dublin, and Ocean F

    Thank you! I wish I could help but I barely have the time to read with my new baby, good problem to have though:).. And he is amused when I read this stuff aloud in my best baby talk, he doesn't know the difference, just picture that Tom Selleck scene from Three Men and A Baby :happydance:
     
  13. Claire Swazey

    Claire Swazey Spokeshole, fence sitter

    Heard about this on Facebook's SPSrUs. Glad to see it here, too. What a foot bullet.

    And Kirstie still hasn't kept her weight under control.

    Just sayin'.
     
  14. Boson Wog Stark

    Boson Wog Stark Patron Meritorious

    I hadn't seen the second video (see first post in thread) and thought it was pretty funny how he said something to the effect that: You watch their video and you'd think that they're all over Ireland, but just try to find one of the slippy suckers who'll talk to you.

    Then in the end, mentioning that Scientologists number 100 in Ireland, not thousands. That's something I wish more journalists would do instead of leaving viewers with Scientology's lie hanging in the air. For example, if the media person says, "Scientologists claim they have millions of members," but then doesn't mention that they lie a lot, then people assume because the journalist didn't refute that figure, that's how popular they are.
     
  15. AnonKat

    AnonKat Crusader

    on that note:

    [video=youtube;W9YbDFgWyjk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9YbDFgWyjk[/video]
     
  16. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

  17. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

  18. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Scientology’s Dublin mission video claims slammed by the Irish (VIDEO)

    VERY GOOD ARTICLE. MUST READ. GO TO THE LINK.

    Irish Central: Scientology’s Dublin mission video claims slammed by the Irish (VIDEO)
    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Sc...-video-claims-slammed-by-the-Irish-VIDEO.html

    Excerpt:
     
  19. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Scientology Mission in Belfast, Northern Ireland "has been closed for ages"

    Scientology Mission in Belfast, Northern Ireland "has been closed for ages."

    From Mike Rinder: Scientology in Northern Ireland


    Excerpts:
     
  20. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Bogus ‘Donegal News’ front page used in Scientology video

    Dialogue Ireland:Bogus ‘Donegal News’ front page used in Scientology video
    http://dialogueireland.wordpress.co...al-news-front-page-used-in-scientology-video/