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I think he wanted to stay away from the beliefs of Scientologists, even though they are lying about their beliefs, and stick with the "who beat up whom?" question. And show how there is this cult that beats each other up, and with this going on - no matter who is lying - can they really be the road to enlightenment for anyone?
His programs have been extremely narrowly focused on that question, and for that reason he has unfortunately left out ALOT.
But, as has been said by others, I think Scientologists are now extremely entertaining for news shows to report on, and report on, and report on, because they look and act so frikking crazy. And people are starting to get the idea that it might be dangerous to have a bunch of pinheaded totalitarian fanatics running around in a free society.
It is like a freak show.
Newsroom: "Our ratings are down. Who's got an idea?"
Newsguy: "I know! Let's get some Scientologists on the set! People love to watch those idiots make fools of themselves! They NEVER disappoint!"
Result: Ratings rise whenever you get Scientologists on camera.
Overall effect: Huge win for the exposure of the crimes and abuses of the Number 1 Cult in America!!
Yeah that's probably it -- staying away from the beliefs . . . that's something people can find out for themselves pretty easily and I'm sure there's been a lot of legal counsel for AC et. al. prior to this.
Wonder what's happening to the stats on ESMB this week.
And YES, they are entertaining to watch!! Though it is kind of embarrassing to watch it with my hubby (who tried to point that out to me numerous times when I was in, and I told him he just didn't know what "good comm" was ha ha).