Co$ Bad Press Collection - 2015


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This is a new year of bad press for the “Church” of Scientology. 2015 starts out with a BANG which includes a documentary that will air on HBO based on the book by Pulitzer prize winning author Lawrence Wright – “Going Clear” by filmmaker Alex Gibney Oscar winning documentary director, the announcement of a forthcoming book by journalist Tony Ortega – “The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper” and release of the play – “Disconnection” by playwright Allen Barton.

This is not January, this is BAMuary! :footbullet:

Like last year’s thread, I will track down and post a monthly list of bad press which will include written press as well as radio and TV press.
Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker - - is the leading force of researched reporting about the cult, Scientology front groups, cult members, and lawsuits. The monthly lists found here and on last year’s thread and are merely supplemental reading to Tony’s meticulously researched work. More and more journalists and gossip columnists are becoming less and less afraid of Co$ litigious past and ruthless approach to news reporters who dare to expose its crimes or merely say something bad about it. It is obvious the mainstream media is no longer timid to talk about the Co$, but will they continue to pussyfoot and discuss the eccentricities of Scientologist celebrities? OR will they grow bigger balls be eager to dig in and provide stories that depict how destructive the Co$ is to everything it touches? I hope to see a lot more of the latter this year.

If you missed last year’s thread, here is the link –

I compiled last year’s monthly list into one (78 page) PDF document that you can download and share –
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Come for lulz, stay for hacktivism: a new book on Anonymous, reviewed

Is Mission Impossible 5 about to Run into Issues Due to Tom Cruise’s Scientology?

The man who stood up to Scientology: Renunciation trails Canadian Oscar winner

The Last of the Magicians

Church of Scientology works behind scenes against Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Scientologists question Aquarium expansion plans

Scientology officials have 'questions' about Clearwater Marine Aquarium's downtown expansion plans

USA/Clearwater: Scientology-Sekte torpediert Stadtenwicklung für neues Aquarium
[United States/Clearwater: Scientology sect torpedoed urban development for new Aquarium]
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Scientologist claims harassment by former church members in Dublin

The Streisand Effect: Celebrating 10 Years of Internet Pile-Ons
*NOTE: The Tom Cruise Scientology video is on this list.

Kirstie Alley’s ‘Scientology Diet’ Products Sold At Jenny Craig – How She Dropped 50 Pounds!

Scientology Center Stiffs Delivery Guys In Massive Pizza Order

Scientologists don’t tip delivery guys bringing 180 pizzas

Scientologists prove they’re huge cheapskates

If You Hear A Rumor That The Church Of Scientology Is Running An Ad In The Super Bowl, It’s Probably Not True


Even Winter the dolphin is persona non grata to Scientology

What Islam and Scientology Have in Common
*NOTE: This article makes no connection of Scientology to Islam and was probably an attempt to create interest by the title.

Tom Cruise Furious At Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman – They’re Encouraging Connor Cruise To Abandon Church Of Scientology!

John Travolta’s Scientology Secrets! See Hidden Photos Of The Hollywood Star’s First Days In The Controversial Church

HBO "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" (March 16) profiles eight former Scientologists.

Tony Ortega Reveals the Title and Subject of His Forthcoming Scientology Expose

Title, Art & Cover Revealed for Tony Ortega's Upcoming Explosive Scientology Expose

Neues Buch über Scientologys schändliche Terrorkampagne
[New book about Scientology’s shameful campaign of terror]
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Judge warns Scientologists to avoid massive legal bill

Judge warns of huge legal bill in Church of Scientology dispute

Kirstie Alley: I’m Not a “Fake” Scientologist, Did Not “Shun” Leah Remini

Kirstie Alley Talks Scientology On Howard Stern: I Did Not Shun Leah Remini

Kirstie Alley Spills on Scientology, Leah Remini Drama, on Howard Stern

A ‘Less Insane’ Kirstie Alley Says She Didn’t ‘Shun’ Leah Remini For Leaving Scientology

Kirstie Alley Opens Up About Scientology and Past Leah Remini Drama: ''I'm Not Some F--king Fake''

Kirstie Alley's Children Join Church of Scientology; 'It Was Their Choice'

Kirstie Alley Opens About ‘Shunning’ Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini

Warring Scientologists told to ‘be reasonable’

Kirstie Alley: “I’m Not Some Fucking Fake OT-7!”

Lawsuit claims Albion rehab center is a Scientology front, latest in long list of lawsuits since 2005

Former believer speaks out: ‘Scientology makes life a living hell for former members’

Content Media to sell Going Clear

Alex Gibney Scientology Doc Gets International Sales Agent

Content Media Dives into Scientology with GOING CLEAR Documentary

Content Puts Faith in Docu ‘Going Clear'; Fremantle Int’l Acquires ‘Deutschland 83′

Scientology’s CCHR billboards in North Carolina – what is killing our soldiers

Creation writing: is sci-fi a 21st-century religion?

On Charlie Hebdo Pope Francis is using the wife-beater’s defence

Documentary Draws Ire From the Church of Scientology

Church of Scientology launches attack on HBO documentary

Church Of Scientology Launching Campaign Against HBO

La iglesia de la Cienciología, en pie de guerra por un documental de HBO
[The Church of Scientology, girded for war by an HBO documentary]
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NYTimes Desperate: Accepts Full Page Scientology Ad Bashing HBO Doc, Compares to Rolling Stone-UVA

The Church Of Scientology Thinks “Going Clear” Is “‘Rolling Stone’/University Of Virginia Redux”

Church Of Scientology Launches Attack Ad On Upcoming HBO Documentary

Church of Scientology launches attack on Alex Gibney’s new documentary Going Clear

Scientologists Angry About Unflattering Documentary

Church of Scientology launches attack on Alex Gibney’s new documentary Going Clear

Church of Scientology Goes to War with HBO

Scientology Is Going To War Over A New Documentary

Scientology makes pre-emptive strike against Gibney documentary

Scientology faults HBO documentary

Scientology makes pre-emptive strike against Gibney documentary

New York Times Runs Scientology Ad Targeting Upcoming HBO Documentary

NY Times Runs Full-Page Ad for Scientologists, Not Jihadist Critics

Scientology vs. HBO May Also Be the End of Tom Cruise at Warner Bros.

Will Scientologists Tom Cruise And John Travolta Turn Down Warner Bros. Deals After Upcoming HBO Documentary ‘Going Clear’?

Tom Cruise Won’t Work for Warner Bros Because of HBO Documentary on Church of Scientology?

Notable religious films dot this year's Sundance Film Festival

Scientologist John Travolta Gay Rumors Return After ‘Huffington Post PHOTO Coverage?

Scientology Stalin? Former Church Bigwig Compares ‘Psychotic’ Leader David Miscavige to Hitler, Khomeini & More In Shocking New Video Deposition

Bombshell Scientology Film Revealed: Alex Gibney on Cruise, Travolta and 'the Prison of Belief'

What We Can Expect From HBO's Damning Scientology Documentary

Scientology exposé coming to HBO, Sundance Film Fest

Scientology in Quebec faces another College of Physicians complaint

What is Scientology and what do Scientologists believe?
*NOTE: Reads like pure Scientology marketing PR but includes embedded videos which aren’t flattering to Scientology at all.

Sundance: The 9 Most Controversial Films
*NOTE: Alex Gibney’s documentary – Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is on this list.

Sundance: 5 Things to Expect From Alex Gibney's Damning Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'

Million-Dollar Denial: Holocaust Revision, Thomas Edison’s Fortune, And The Cult Of Scientology

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
*NOTE: This is the Sundance movie release page.

From an ex-gay pastor to Bible scams and Scientology defectors — Sundance goes to church

Lawsuit: Denham Springs drug rehab clinic a recruiting tool for Scientology

Lawsuit claims rehab clinic a recruiting tool for Scientology

‘Going Clear’: The Controversial Scientology Documentary Premiers at Sundance Today

‘Going Clear’ Is Alex Gibney’s Utterly Devastating Exposé On The Inner Workings Of Scientology

Sundance: Scientology Film Subjects Called "Brave," Get Standing Ovation

Sundance: Alex Gibney’s ‘Going Clear’ Takes on Scientology

Sundance Review: 'Going Clear' is a great Scientology explainer, but not much new

Sundance: Alex Gibney Premieres His Scathing Exposé on the Church of Scientology

Sundance Festival: Alex Gibney’s Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Is a Hit

6 Crazy Things Revealed In HBO's Explosive New Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear'

'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief': Sundance Review

Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

Sundance Film Review: ‘Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief’

Review: ''Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' isn't going to make Xenu happy

Scientology doc 'Going Clear' shocks Sundance filmgoers

Sundance 2015 review: Going Clear – Scientology film preaches to converted

Sundance First Look: Oscar winner Alex Gibney pulls back curtain on Scientology

‘Going Clear’ Scientology doc makes for compelling cinema

Scientology doc 'Going Clear' shocks Sundance filmgoers

Sundance: HBO’s Scientology Exposé Going Clear Is Jaw-Dropping

“Going Clear” on screen: 5 shocking revelations to look for in HBO’s new Scientology documentary

HBO Scientology Documentary: 5 Revelations Made In Alex Gibney’s ‘Going Clear’

Scientology exposé causes a stir at Sundance

Sundance 2015: Scientology, Cruise, Travolta and a hot premiere

Sundance: Tom Cruise Plot, Prison Camps in Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’

Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ Claims the Church Split Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

Scientologists 'broke up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman': Controversial documentary claims church used aggressive intimidation tactics because they were 'suspicious' of the actress

New Scientology Doc Details Intimidation Tactics Allegedly Used To Break Up Tom Cruise And Nicole Kidman

HBO's Scientology Documentary Reveals Church Split Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

Documentary says Tom Cruise had Nicole Kidman’s phone tapped

Nicole Kidman's phones were tapped while she was with Tom Cruise, documentary claims

‘Going Clear’ Film Claims Scientology Forced Tom Cruise to Dump Nicole Kidman Because Her Father Was a Renowned Psychologist in Australia

Scientology documentary 'Going Clear' claims Tom Cruise had Nicole Kidman's phone bugged by church officials

New doc says Scientologist power brokers forced Tom Cruise's split from Nicole Kidman

Sundance: Gibney's Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Has Tom Cruise Claims

Scientology leaders 'ordered Nicole Kidman wiretap' during Tom Cruise marriage

Tom Cruise bugged Nicole Kidman's phone, says Scientology movie

Scientology Destroyed Tom Cruise’s Marriage To Nicole Kidman, So Says A New HBO Documentary

Tom Cruise Wiretapped Nicole Kidman and 5 More Revelations from 'Going Clear'

Sundance: ‘Going Clear’ Creators Say Tom Cruise Should Speak Out Against Scientology’s Abuses

Here's Why HBO's New Scientology Documentary Is So Critical Of Tom Cruise

Church of Scientology Slams Going Clear Documentary, Movie Reviews: Accusations Are "Entirely False"

‘Going Clear’ Director Lauds HBO for Backing Film on Scientology

Scientologists slam Sundance documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Alex Gibney defends Scientology documentary

Gibney Takes on Scientology in New Doc

Sundance film pulls back curtain on Scientology

Scientologists slam film at Sundance

Makers of Sundance hit Scientology film fire back at critics

What Sundance Favorite Going Clear Tells Us About Scientology

Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright Explain Why Scientology Appeals to Aspiring Actors

At Sundance, Three Cinematic Studies in Delusion

Church of Scientology responds to 'Going Clear,' thinks only men write reviews

Makers of Sundance hit Scientology film fire back at controversial group's critics

Scientology film casts church in harsh light

Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright on the Challenges of Making a Doc About Scientology

Sundance So Far: More On The Juicy Scientology Doc Everyone Is Talking About

Scientology accuses N.J. filmmaker Alex Gibney of ‘journalistic corruption, bigotry’ over documentary

“Going Clear” Scientology Doc Reveals Tom Cruise Had Nicole Kidman’s Phone Tapped

New Scientology Exposé: The Most Controversial Claims

Surprise, surprise: The Church of Scientology isn’t into Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc

Sundance: 'Going Clear' Filmmaker on Scientology, Wiretapping and Tom Cruise

FILM NEWS: TOM CRUISE - Going Clear’ Creators Say Tom Cruise Should Speak Out Against Scientology’s Abuses

Scientology documentary causes a stir at Sundance in a year of hard-hitting docs

Explosive documentary shows Scientology may be even creepier than you thought

Scientologists slam Sundance movie
Church of Scientology combats Alex Gibney documentary with online campaign

Sundance Watch: Doc shines spotlight on Church of Scientology, star watchers angle for selfies

Church of Scientology sets up online response to 'Going Clear' doc

The Church of Scientology is fighting “Going Clear” movie

Sundance 2015: Scientology, Cruise, Travolta and a hot premiere

Controversial Scientology Documentary Under Fire

Scientology is Making Me Want to See the Anti-Scientology Movie

Tom Cruise And John Travolta Take Direct Hit For Scientology Inequities With Members In Cult-Like 'Church'

Church of Scientology fights back against alleged claims in upcoming HBO documentary ‘Going Clear’

Documental sobre la Cienciología desata la polémica en el festival de cine de Sundance
[Documentary on Scientology sparks controversy in the Sundance film festival]
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Speak Up, Tom! Former Scientology Bigwig Demands Cruise Comment On Wiretapping Claims: ‘It Needs To Be Addressed’

The Church Of Scientology Is Furious About This New Movie

Controversial Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Sparks Outrage With Church Officials, Reps Say It Contains 'False Information'

A sneak peek at the HBO documentary on Scientology

Alex Gibney, Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief

First Look: Sundance documentary pulls back curtain on Scientology

Makers of Sundance Hit Scientology Film Fire Back at Critics

‘Stronger Than Ever’ Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief

Film Exposing Scientology's Ugly Side Needed Police Protection at Sundance Premiere

Scientology doc ‘Going Clear’ rocking Hollywood

The Hits Keep Coming! BBC Films Now Planning Explosive Scientology Film After HBO Documentary — Inside Their Bombshell Project

What you need to know about the Scientology doc shocking Sundance

Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's Incendiary Doc 'Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief'

Scientology Attacks Hit Flick… Our Main Accuser's a Liar!
*NOTE: TMZ is (maybe) in the pocket of the Co$ and this article is an attempt to make all the press about Alex Gibney’s documentary on HBO look like craziness… this article as a response end up reeking of Co$ cray cray instead. This is my opinion, you be the judge.

Scientology launches vicious attack against Alex Gibney’s back film

The best films we saw at Sundance

Alex Gibney on Going Clear, His Scientology Documentary That’s the Talk of Sundance

Scientology Dublin 2015 conference ‘Enough is Enough’

Anti-scientology conference set for Dublin next week

Scientology: ‘You don’t fall out with them lightly’

Once A Gateway For Scientologists, Beverly Hills Playhouse Critiques Church In New Play

How do you deprogram a Scientologist?

Scientology-Backed Anti-Drug Program At Work in City Public Schools

Scientology's Anti-Drug Program Infiltrates NYC Public Schools

A Scientology-Run Anti-Drug Group Works Extensively in New York City Schools

Scientology Warns Kids Against "Moon Gas" and Other Street Drugs

Scientology-Funded Group Preaching Anti-Drug Message in NYC Public Schools

Parents Outraged After Scientology-Sponsored Group Delivers Anti-Drug Messages At New York City Schools

Scientology-Funded Anti-Drug Group Active in N.Y. Schools

Scientology group offers anti-drug programs at city schools

Scientology-Backed Group Running Anti-Drug Program At Shell Bank, Marine Park JHS And Other Schools

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña not a fan of Scientologists’ anti-drug programs in NYC schools

Scientology Defends Its Anti-Weed Hokum


New York City Police endorse Scientology cult anti-drug program in schools


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David Packman Show
David interviews former Scientologist, Claire Headley
Claire Headley, who worked at Scientology headquarters as a sea organization member for 15 years, joins David to discuss working for the Church of Scientology, being involved in the auditing of Tom Cruise, being forced by the Church to have two abortions, and her eventual escape from the Church’s remote compound in California.

The LipTV – MediaMahem
Scientology’s War Against Paulette Cooper with Tony Ortega
The Church of Scientology is known for attacking and intimidating it’s critics, and one of the most notable victims of their harassment was Paulette Cooper. Cooper’s story of being followed, sued, and even captured by the Church after she exposed them in 1971 is told by journalist Tony Ortega. The dark secrets and real human cost of going to battle with Scientology is laid bare in this uncensored interview on Media Mayhem, hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.

AMC Independent
Sundance 2015 - Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Review - Alex Gibney, Paul Haggis

Access Hollywood
Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman: Did Scientology Break Them Up?

7 News Australia with Bryan Seymour
Stunning claims in new Scientology documentary

Sunrise News Australia
Blowing the lid on Scientology

Good Morning America
New Film Claims to Shine Light on Scientology’s Alleged Controversial Practices

Slate Sessions
Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright Explain Why Scientology Appeals to Aspiring Actors

CBS Channel 2 - New York
Marla Diamond Reports
Church Of Scientology-Backed Foundation For A Drug Free World’s Curriculum Not Based On Fact

Surviving Scientology Radio Episode 27 with Mike Rinder
Mike Rinder looks back on the Church of Scientology in 2014 and looks ahead to 2015. Topics include the Church’s serious legal problems in France and with Narconon.

Howard Stern Show
Howard talks to Kirstie Alley about Scientology and Leah Remini

Blame It On Outer Space –
Case File #8972 – Scientology (Amy Raugust)
Eric and Ben with Amy dissect Scientology. They discover Lord Xenu's galactic battles as well as L. Ron Hubbard's magick sex conquests.

KPCC 89.3
The Frame talk show hosted by John Horn
'Going Clear': Alex Gibney welcomes Scientology's backlash to his documentary

MyTalk 107.1 – Twin Cities
Lori and Julia interview Tony Ortega (at the 33 minute mark)


Allen Barton play – Disconnection
“…Disconnection was inspired directly by my experience with Scientology, and its notorious policy of the same name, whereby members must renounce their affiliation with anyone deemed to have gone against tenets of the Church…”


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Обыски у саентологов в Москве прошли в рамках петербургского дела о мошенничестве
[Searches in the Scientologists were held in Moscow in the framework of the Petersburg cases of fraud]
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Archpriest: scientologists, Jehovah's Witnesses are American agents

John Sweeney ’The Church of Fear - Inside the Weird World of Scientology’

Scientology Super Bowl Ad Surprises Viewers In Major US Cities

I think I’m Gonna Convert To Scientology After Seeing That Super Bowl Ad
*NOTE: This short article is a satire that makes fun of the Co$ ad. The writer has been receiving tweets from Scientologists believing he was seriously interested in Scientology.

Injunctions maintained in Church of Scientology intimidation case

Alex Gibney on the Church of Scientology’s War on… Film Critics

Giovanni Ribisi Low Key Marriage ... Ends with Quiet Divorce
*NOTE: There is nothing in this article about Scientology being the cause of this divorce, but not the comments below the article. People know Giovanni and his family are Scientologists and there are several comments suggesting the cult was the cause of the breakup. This is another public example of how Scientology “tech” is for relationships, it disconnects people.

Scientology-based company going to OMB after application for Milton drug and rehab facility denied

Scientology’s anti-psychiatry dogma leads to suffering and death

Scientology intimidation and defamation cases merged

Is Scientology a ’nonsense, pay-as-you-go religion’? One man thinks so

Church of Scientology cases on allegations of intimidation and defamation listed together

The Cricket’s Daily 3: Scientology vs. film critics

Church of Scientology Representatives Now Bullying Film Critics

Church of Scientology targets film critics over Going Clear documentary

Church of Scientology targets film critics over new documentary

Sundance: Is it Documentary or Journalism?

Revenge Lawsuit? Former Scientologist Claims Leah Remini Is Preparing To Sue The Church For ‘Refunds’

What is Scientology – John Sweeney in Dublin with Matt Cooper

My Afternoon With Scientology, Or: I Visited A Cult So You Don’t Have To

Scientology’s proposed Narconon in Ontario gets thumbs down from Milton

Scientology rehab facility roadblocked

Sundance Film Festival debuted controversial movie about Scientology

VCAT rejects Narconon bid for East Warburton drug rehab centre

Ex-Scientologists slam movement

Scientology Dublin Conference interview with Victoria Britton in tears

Great-grandson of Scientology founder to speak at literature festival

Scientology angry over questions asked in new Clearwater survey

Church of Scientology rehab centre rejected in Warburton

VCAT ruling supports Community that says No to Narconon

Narconon rehab strikes out in second Ontario town

Vimeo Nabs Transactional Window for Alex Gibney’s Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’

‘Going Clear’ Scientology Doc Goes To Vimeo On Demand In September

‘Going Clear’ Scientology documentary coming to Vimeo after HBO run

'Going Clear' Scientology Doc Heads to Vimeo in September

Vimeo scores rights to ‘Going Clear’ Scientology doc

Vimeo scores rights to Gibney’s Scientology doc


Vimeo To Distribute HBO’s Scientology Documentary From Academy Award Winner

5 Movies And Shows You Didn’t Know Were Affected By Scientology

How the Scientology Doc's Tom Cruise Revelations Could Bring Down the Church

Commendable ambition but clichéd narrative in ‘Dissconnection’

True/False reveals 2015 field

Danny Masterson Tells Us About His Life in the Church of Scientology

'Scientologist f***ing hate psychiatrists': That 70s Show actor Danny Masterson shares his anger toward doctors prescribing drugs to treat depression

Danny Masterson Talks Scientology and Going Clear, Says Critics of His Lifestyle Can ''Go F--k'' Themselves

Danny Masterson To Scientology Haters: 'Go **** Yourself'
‘That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson tells ‘Scientology haters’ to go f*** themselves

Danny Masterson Says Scientology Critics Can 'Go F--k' Themselves

Danny Masterson Tells Scientology Haters To ‘Go F*ck Yourself!’

That 70s Show’s Danny Masterson calls Scientology critics ‘retarded’

Famous Scientologist Danny Masterson Is Very Angry About ‘Going Clear’

Danny Masterson Scientology: ‘That 70s Show’ Defends Tom Cruise’s Faith, Critics Can ‘Go F—k’ Themselves

Why Is Danny Masterson Telling Scientology Critics To F**k Off?

Danny Masterson defends Scientology, tells detractors to "F--- yourself"

Danny Masterson Talks About Life In Scientology—Tells Naysayers To ‘Go F**K’ Themselves
*NOTE: This article is a repeat of the info of Danny Masterson defending his “religion” with a constant dropping of f-bombs. There are several listed above. The comments of this particular article however, are worth checking out. There are some regular Disqus commenters who are Scientology critics, and there are others who see through the vagueness of Danny’s interview. People are not stupid and they know how to use the internet to fact check.

Scientology’s “Drug Prevention” Programs Infiltrate Hungarian Schools


Going local with "Chavez,' 'California Tempest' and 'Disconnection'

ECHR refuses to review Church of Scientology claim against Russia

A century of sunshine: The story of Clearwater, Florida

Former Scientologist disputes church claims about granting refunds

David Remnick Looks Back On Tough Decisions As 'The New Yorker' Turns 90

The List: 8 reasons we are excited John Travolta is filming in Columbus

Parliament member requests inspection of Russian Scientology Church

$2K of Copper Wire Stolen from Church of Scientology in Harlem, Police Say

'Mad Men,' 'While We're Young,' Scientology Doc Set for Film Independent at LACMA

‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ to Premiere March 29 on HBO

HBO Set to Debut 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' 3/29

“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” to Debut Sunday, March 29, Exclusively on HBO

Federal judge to rule on validity of Scientology's refund process

The Trailer for HBO's Long-Awaited Scientology Doc Has Arrived and It Will Make You More Curious Than Ever

Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Shows Cult Magnetism in First Trailer

“Going Clear” trailer: A look at the documentary that has Church of Scientology up in arms

Scientology documentary 'Going Clear': Watch the first trailer

Watch: Alex Gibney Exposes Scientology in 'Going Clear' Trailer

Trailer for Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Debuts (Video)

First trailer for scathing Scientology documentary Going Clear


‘Going Clear’ Trailer: Alex Gibney’s Controversial Scientology Documentary

‘Going Clear’ Trailer: Scientology Gets Exposed

VIDEO: The New Trailer for HBO's Scientology Documentary Going Clear Speaks for Itself

Trailer: ‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ To Air On HBO

A “timely intervention”

Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear' Is Really Winding Up Tom Cruise's Church

The Movie Scientologists Don’t Want You To See—HBO Releases ‘Going Clear’ Trailer

Witness the power of giant, blue buildings in this trailer for Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary

Church of Scientology Slams New Documentary About Scientology

Watch the Trailer for the Documentary Scientology is Freaking Out About

See the First Trailer for Scathing Scientology Documentary Going Clear

‘Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief’ HBO Movie: ‘John Travolta And Tom Cruise Knew About Child Abuses’

Watch: Trailer for Scientology documentary

Scientology Documentary Going Clear Gets Its First Brutal Trailer

VIDEO: The New Trailer for HBO's Scientology Documentary Going Clear Speaks for Itself

‘Going Clear’ Documentary Trailer: Release Date for Explosive New HBO Scientology Documentary Set, Can it Top South Park's Takedown?

Controversial Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Gets a Trailer

Ex-Scientologists speak out in HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ trailer

Watch The Trailer For HBO's Documentary On Scientology

Watch The Trailer For HBO’s ‘Devastating’ Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’

HBO's Scientology Documentary Trailer 'Going Clear' Is More Intriguing Than You'd Think

Alex Gibney Takes Aim at Scientology With ‘Going Clear’ (VIDEO)

First trailer for scathing Scientology documentary Going Clear

The Movie Scientologists Don’t Want You To See—HBO Releases ‘Going Clear’ Trailer

Watch the trailer for HBO's Scientology documentary Going Clear

The film Scientology really doesn’t want you to watch: Sect lashes out at documentary in rare public video claiming director’s father published CIA propaganda

Stepping inside the secretive Church of Scientology halls

Scientology’s secret riches revealed

Church of Scientology opened its books showing large revenue and losses

Scientology Exposed! Church Forced To Reveal It Raked In $33 Million Over Two Years In Australia Alone

A Rare Peek Into The Church Of Scientology’s Finances

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief Gets Its First Angry Trailer

The trailer for ‘Going Clear’ will get your Thetans in an uproar

Joe Nocera: Scientology’s Chilling Effect

Downtown’s former Scientology building to be converted to apartments

Joe Nocera: The truth about Scientology

Throwback Thursday: When Tom Cruise Found Love – and Scientology

From 'Pulp Fiction' to Oscar meme, Travolta's highs and lows

Help This Humane Society Get a $20,000 Technology Grant or the Scientologists Will Win


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Threatened and Harassed By the Church of Scientology
Paulette Cooper was harassed by the Church of Scientology after she wrote against Scientology. The Church of Scientology accused Cooper of making bomb threats, and the FBI investigation against her threatened to derail her career as a journalist. The bizarre persecution of Cooper by Scientology in 1973, and the government raid of the Church in 1977 that uncovered the conspiracy against her is shared by writer Tony Ortega in this excerpt from the Media Mayhem interview all about the Church of Scientology and Paulette Cooper.

A Current Affair
The Scientology bombshell

Evening News – Lynn R. Farney reporting
Scientology rehab facility roadblocked in Canada

Australia News 7 with Bryan Seymour
Rural town takes on global giant
“Scientology appealed the town of Warburton’s decision to reject its drug treatment centre, but they were beaten by a shoe-string budget and some old-fashioned county determinism.”

My Fox 13 WTVT-TV – Tampa Bay Florida
Steve Nichols reporter
Survey asks Clearwater residents about Church of Scientology

Scientology Secrets, Bill Cosby Rape Conspiracy and Hollywood Murder
Mark Ebner, investigative journalist, is interviewed about Scientology celebrity records and information on their Narconon project, plus their war on mental health and campaign of harassment is detailed. Also discussed is Danny Masterson’s misguided defense of the Church position on homosexuality and compare it to the true position of Dianetics.

Russian Television Vesti
Police search Moscow Church of Scientology
*NOTE: This originally aired January 29th. There is a translation transcript at Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker, scroll down.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO Documentary Films)
Trailer #1


Radio report of Russian raids on Church of Scientology in Moscow

Today FM – Dublin, Ireland
Last Word with Matt Cooper
Sweeney explains to Matt why he lost it that day and why he believes Scientology is a nonsense religion.

Newstalk 1010 – In-Depth Radio
Tony Ortega joins Mark Elliot to discuss Narconon on People Helping People


Book by George White
Lucifer’s Bridge
“George was the first person to come out publicly and say that he had been in the small class of Scientologists who experienced original OT 8 on the cruise ship Freewinds in the summer of 1988 (and he had the certificate to prove it). And, more importantly, he had convincing testimony that he did receive, in fact, the controversial issue which has L. Ron Hubbard describing himself as the antichrist, and in which Hubbard calls Jesus a “lover of young boys.” Synopsis by Tony Ortega -

e-Book by Jefferson Hawkins
Closing Minds
How does Scientology control its members? How does it convince them to avoid any negative information about Scientology? How does it persuade them not to look at critical information on the Internet, on TV, or in the press? How does it convince them to avoid or entirely disconnect from people who are critical of Scientology – even their close friends, their family members, or their own parents or children? All while loftily talking about “improving communication” and “searching for truth”? How can they compel otherwise intelligent people to live in an information bubble where they will only believe what Scientology tells them and refuse to look at any critical information? How do they convince ordinary people to donate huge amounts of money to the Church, far more than they can afford? How do they induce staff to work long and hard hours, endure deprivation and abuse, for little or no pay?”

“Scientology: Enough is Enough” – Dublin event conference
Ex-members of the Cult of Scientology speak out against its fraud and abuse at a Dublin conference on Friday February 6th to Saturday February 7th 2015. Speakers from Ireland and abroad will share their experiences. Some of the special guests at the conference will include: John Sweeney (author of Church of Fear), Russell Miller (author of Bare-faced Messiah), Nancy Many (author of My Billion Year Contract), Markus Thöß (film maker), Stephen Jones (ex-Sea Org), Dee Findlay (ex-Guardian’s Office volunteer), Victoria Britton, and a bonus Skype Q&A with Jon Atack (author of A Piece of Blue Sky).


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Threatened and Harassed By the Church of Scientology
Paulette Cooper was harassed by the Church of Scientology after she wrote against Scientology. The Church of Scientology accused Cooper of making bomb threats, and the FBI investigation against her threatened to derail her career as a journalist. The bizarre persecution of Cooper by Scientology in 1973, and the government raid of the Church in 1977 that uncovered the conspiracy against her is shared by writer Tony Ortega in this excerpt from the Media Mayhem interview all about the Church of Scientology and Paulette Cooper.


Here's a longer version of that Interview:

Thanks for your great work, aegerprimo! :thumbsup:


Karen#1 posted this on another thread.

It is FAR more than a snippet, the comparison to brainwashed followers of the corrupt leader of Scientology runs throughout the article and is absolutely HILARY-ous. :biggrin: Well worth reading the entire article, where the comparison to L Ron's loser cult and con are woven throughout this very long article.

They don’t believe in heaven but they feel perpetually on the verge of an ecstatic, all-redeeming breakthrough to a higher plane of consciousness that will arrive if we just pass another fossil-fuel tax or one more equal-pay mandate.
Only an icon of liberalism can light the path to this new and better land.

If there is one ship’s captain Hillary does resemble it’s the skipper of the Apollo, the converted troop transport that puttered around the Mediterranean in the 1970s. At the helm, L. Ron Hubbard demanded total unthinking allegiance, treated his bedazzled Scientology followers more harshly than an admiral treats the lowliest swabby and punished real or perceived infractions without mercy.

Funny coincidence, but I just posted this pic on exscn yesterday: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:


Karen's original post below. Thanks, Karen!

New York Post continues to have fun with snipes, lots of media having fun these days



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It is taking some extra time to compile the list for the last couple of days of the month of March bad press list because of the resulting press tsunami caused by the release of 'Going Clear: The Prison of Belief' documentary on HBO.

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It is taking some extra time to compile the list for the last couple of days of the month of March bad press list because of the resulting press tsunami caused by the release of 'Going Clear: The Prison of Belief' documentary on HBO.

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I imagine that THAT is a lot of work!! :typing:

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Gray Matter

Travolta's manic life in the spotlight

The 8 Indies to Watch on VOD this March: ‘Buzzard,’ ‘Going Clear’ and More

Watch: Alex Gibney, Paul Haggis and Lawrence Wright Unravel Scientology Secrets in 'Going Clear' TimesTalk

Church of Scientology starts massive ad campaign in UK

Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses'

Creators of Film Critical of Scientology Calls Out John Travolta and Tom Cruise to Address Allegations of Abuse Within Organization

Scrutinizing Scientology : Filmaker goes inside secretive religion

'Going Clear' Filmmakers on How Scientology Sees Tom Cruise as "Useless," Uses John Travolta's Plane

Filmmakers slam Tom Cruise, John Travolta in new Scientology doco

Scientology documentary makers want Tom Cruise, John Travolta to address controversial claims

Tom Cruise, John Travolta to address controversial claims, desires Scientology documentary makers

Scientology Documentary Creators Want Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Use Their "Power" to Explore Alleged Abuses

'Scientologists feared Nicole Kidman's influence on Tom Cruise': Filmmakers of controversial documentary claim Church leaders 'broke up Hollywood couple's marriage'

Shocking Tell-All: John Travolta’s Nephew Claims Terrorized By Scientology


'Scientology almost killed me': John Travolta's nephew details his life on the run since his decision to leave the Church of Scientology after trying to take his own life

John Travolta’s nephew Sam Travolta Jr claims Scientology planted drugs on him

Former Scientology Senior Executive: ‘Will Smith Is Not a Scientologist’

Former Church of Scientology executive: ‘Will Smith is not a Scientologist’

Will Smith Is NOT A Scientologist, Claims Former Senior Exec

‘Will Smith is not a Scientologist’: Former church exec dismisses rumor about movie star

Will Smith Is NOT A Scientologist

Will Smith is Not a Scientologist’ So Says Ex-Scientology Sr. Executive

New Documentaries: From Pop Music History to Scientology

Scientology launches new legal action against rural NSW residents

Scientology launches another legal battle to open Narconon in Australia

Scientology to open book shop in former Blockbusters

Church of Scientology to open large book store in East Grinstead

Documentary Maker Alex Gibney: News Networks Fear the Church of Scientology

5 things to start the day: Media's fear of Scientologists and Buckhorn reiterates he's not cool with medical marijuana

HBO Sets Airdates for Controversial Doc

Tom, Katie and Suri: A Scientology Story

Four Men Face Sentencing for Drugs Distribution; Fasnacht Goes to Boston Dalai Lama Comes to Basel; Scientology Gets new Basel HQ

How a filmmaker finally infiltrated Scientology for HBO's explosive documentary

Scientologists provide human rights training

Show of the week: Going Clear – Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Former Scientologist featured in new documentary 'Going Clear'

Ex-Scientologists Claim Church Is Harassing Critics In Wake Of Controversial HBO ‘Going Clear’ Film

HBO’s New Scientology Documentary Causes a Stir at LACMA Screening

Lawrence Wright on Scientology’s “broken community,” and the complicity of Tom Cruise and John Travolta

True/False Film Festival 2015: Going Clear, Field Niggas, & White Out, Black In

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Church of Scientology new $19m headquarters to be built in Sydney’s north

'Going Clear' movie unites voices against Scientology

'Going Clear' documentary unites voices speaking out against Scientology

‘Going Clear’ documentary unites voices against Scientology

Inside Scientology’s Secret Bunkers

HBO’s New Scientology Documentary Causes a Stir at LACMA Screening

Catching up with an old friend? Erica Packer spotted with former Scientology boss Tommy Davis in Los Angeles

Lawrence Wright on Scientology’s “broken community,” and the complicity of Tom Cruise and John Travolta

HBO Documentary Reveals Why Tom Cruise And John Travolta Can’t Leave Scientology

Why Tom Cruise and John Travolta can't leave Scientology, according to the HBO documentary 'Going Clear'

How “Going Clear” Outs John Travolta

New Documentary Unites Voices Against Scientology

The celebrities you might not realise follow the Church of Scientology

Review: Alex Gibney Takes On Scientology in ‘Going Clear’

Alex Gibney Scientology Documentary Highlights Specialty Box Office Weekend

'Going Clear': An Inquiry and an Inquisition

'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief': What the Critics Are Saying

Church of Scientology reportedly blackmailing John Travolta

HBO’s Scientology Exposé Going Clear Is Jaw-Dropping

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and The Wrecking Crew

Cults of personality in ‘Disconnection’
* NOTE: The play Disconnection continues to get good reviews... “Even though it appears to be a thinly disguised portrait of L. Ron Hubbard and the evolution of his Church of Scientology, it actually illustrates the insidious development of all sorts of disturbing cults of this kind.”


Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
*NOTE: This article appears in the printed copy as well.

The wife of Scientology's leader has allegedly been missing for 9 years, but HBO's new documentary doesn't address it

New Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Outs John Travolta. Again.

Review: Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear' Exposes The Horrors Of The Religion


HBO’s Scientology exposé gaining hype before premiere

Scientology's Final Say On 'Going Clear'

Scientology Fires Back At 'Going Clear': More Lies Than Bill O'Reilly

6 insane ways the Church of Scientology has tried to silence its critics

'Going Clear' explores the finances of Scientology

‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ needs to go deeper

‘Going Clear’ unites voices against Scientology

The wife of Scientology's leader has allegedly been missing for 9 years, but HBO’s new documentary doesn't address it

Church of Scientology SLAMS Alex Gibney’s Documentary ‘Going Clear’ One Last Time

Business leaders welcome Subway's plan to move to town, and Scientology book shop at key site

Was Pablo Picasso a Scientologist?

'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief': A scary documentary


New Documentary Suggests John Travolta Was Blackmailed By Scientology Over His Sexuality

Why John Travolta and Tom Cruise Can't Leave Scientology: HBO Documentary 'Going Clear' Explains

Bart & Fleming: On Alex Gibney’s HBO Scientology Documentary And Tom Cruise

21 famous Church of Scientology members

Federal judge sides with Scientology on refund issue

Scientology mounts media offensive against upcoming HBO documentary

“Going Clear:” Scientology’s coverup efforts against the HBO documentary

Match the statement about Scientology to the star – quiz

Former high-ranking Scientologist: “Thetans have no gender”

Scientology NOT taking over Blockbuster

Inside the Church of Scientology’s planned $6 million Perth headquarters
*NOTE: This is a puff piece about the new “ideal org” in Perth complete with computer generated renderings of the various areas inside the building. The comments below the article however, express the feelings of people having the cult in their neighborhood and the comments are NOT pretty.

Pitkin County Jail inmate settles Scientology case in federal court

Scientology’s enturbulating lingo

'Clear' and Present Danger: Alex Gibney on His Bold Scientology Doc
*NOTE: This article appears in the printed copy of as well.

Tom and Katie; They’re Not Fighting Over Scientology… THEY JUST HATE EACH OTHER*NOTE: Snort! Of course they are fighting because of Scientology! Duh!

Extreme Discipline To Private Investigators—13 Shocking Revelations From Scientology Tell-All Movie ‘Going Clear’

The Church of Scientology: The Truth Behind the Mysterious Religion

Scientology Takes Aim at 'Going Clear' Documentary

The List: Surprise! I used to be a Scientologist!

HBO Going Clear documentary unites voices against Scientology

Going Clear is a ‘must-see’ Scientology documentary

Is David Beckham on the Scientology hit list?

Reason For Tom Cruise Split? Scientology Leader David Miscavige Once Vowed ‘Too Catholic’ Penelope Cruz ‘Had To Go,’ Clams Ex-Church Member

Penelope Cruz ‘Too Catholic’ for Tom Cruise? Ex-Scientology Member Spills Details!

On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways


HBO debuts Scientology doc 'Going Clear'

Scientology’s Sneaky Google Ads Slam HBO Documentary?

Meet the Hairdresser Who Claims Scientology Is Trying to Ruin Her Business

Greenhaus, Scientology buildings demolished for downtown Phoenix apartments

‘Going Clear’ Review: Scientology Uncovered In Startling Documentary

The Church of Scientology has taken to the internet to refute damning accusations in a new HBO documentary

Fear and Loathing of the Religious, From Christians to Scientologists

Here's Why The New Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Calls Out Tom Cruise

The Church Of Scientology is bad at Twitter

Tom Cruise ‘irresponsible’ for ignoring Scientology abuse claims: ‘Going Clear’ director

Why Scientology’s Cone of Silence Shattered

Director Paul Haggis Blows Lid Off Scientology In Bombshell Essay

HBO Doc Shines New Light on Scientology

HBO’s 'Going Clear' Is a Perfect Scientology Primer

A Few Unexpected Revelations About Scientology That We Learn In ‘Going Clear’

'Going Clear' documentary targets Scientology

HBO Going Clear film, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, trapped in Scientology

Did Scientology Threaten ‘Going Clear’ Directory Alex Gibney On Twitter?

Tom Cruise blasted by Scientology expose director for refusing to comment on 'tapping Nicole Kidman's phone and using underpaid workers from church to maintain his plane'

It's Not Easy Being Scientology

Scientology and Hollywood: Tom Cruise, John Travolta and the new “Going Clear” shockers”_is_a_terrifying_and_illuminating_expose/

A 'South Park' episode from 2005 perfectly explains Scientology's unbelievable theory of how the world began

Scientology’s Tom Cruise feeling the heat from HBO Prison of Belief

‘Going Clear’ review: Provocative, if one-sided, look at Scientology

HBO documentary 'Going Clear' tackles the question: Why Scientology?

Real, candid talk on Scientology in 'Going Clear’

Everything You Need To Read, Watch And Listen To Before Seeing Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'

Will HBO's "Going Clear" Change The Church Of Scientology Forever?

‘Going Clear’ documentary takes on Scientology

Scientology doc Going Clear eviscerates the faithful, famous, and greedy

Eye-opening "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" on HBO

HBO’s Going Clear should be the final nail in Scientology’s coffin

Scientology slams HBO's 'Going Clear' film as 'bigoted propaganda'

The 6 Most Miraculous Things Scientology Has Ever Done (According to Scientologists)

HBO Documentary Exposes Scientology's Mass Abuses

The Shocking Documentary About Scientology You Have to See Is Coming to HBO

‘Going Clear’ review: Scathing Scientology documentary

Hammering at the walls

HBO Infiltrates Scientology with New Documentary ‘Going Clear’

The Church of Scientology Is on a Twitter Rampage Against HBO's Going Clear

HBO’s Scientology Documentary Uses The Church’s Own Tricks On Viewers

Review: ‘Going Clear’ a revealing look at Scientology

HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ details Scientology’s theater of the surreal

'Going Clear' takes critical aim at Church of Scientology

'Going Clear,' 'Killing Jesus' and the enduring mysteries of faith

How one woman climbed her way out of Scientology’s elite Sea Org

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary ‘Bigoted’

Going Clear: HBO doc unites voices speaking out against Scientology

'The Scientology Story You Need To Hear

Alex Gibney Takes on Scientology

Louis Theroux and BBC films to release Scientology documentary

Did Scientologists Cause Nicole Kidman Divorce After Tom Cruise, John Travolta Gay Claims?

HBO's 'Going Clear' a exceptional glimpse into Scientology

TV evaluation | Going Clear delves into church principles

HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ a remarkable glimpse into Scientology

Scientology doc 'Going Clear': Five takeaways

Oscar Winner Paul Haggis on Scientology: “Miscavige was Following L. Ron Hubbard’s Cruel Playbook”

HBO’s Scientology Movie “Going Clear” May Pose Big Problems for Tom Cruise, John Travolta

Going Clear About Isaac Hayes and Scientology: The Real Story

‘Strange Cult Causing Concern’: Scientology came to Dallas in 1956. Then, the questions.

Review – Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

HBO's 'Going Clear' profiles former Scientologists

Documentarian rejects Scientology objection

HBO’s Scientology Documentary Uses The Church’s Own Tricks On Viewers

Scientology's "Freedom Media Ethics" Twitter Account Shows How Scared They Are Of 'Going Clear'

Paul Haggis' Scientology Letter From 2009 Says A Lot — And You Didn't See All Of It In 'Going Clear'

John Travolta Videos Of Him Talking About Scientology Are An Essential Supplement To 'Going Clear'

What Happens When You Leave Scientology? Here's What We Know From Those Who Left

The Book That 'Going Clear,' The Scientology Documentary, Is Based On — And Its Most Shocking Allegations

4 David Miscavige Videos That Offer A Rare Look At Scientology's Enigmatic Leader

Tom Cruise Scientology Interview From 'Going Clear' In Full, Because You're Probably Going To Want To See The Entire Thing — VIDEO

This David Miscavige Interview Is Most Of What We Know About The Enigmatic Leader — VIDEO

Where Is Shelly Miscavige, Wife Of Scientology Leader David Miscavige? She Hasn't Been Seen In 7 Years

HBO Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear' Makes Some Serious Allegations Against The Church, But It Wouldn't Be The Only Church Accused of Violating Human Rights

John Travolta's Friend Spanky Speaks Out In 'Going Clear' & Sheds Light On The Church & Travolta Being "Trapped"

How Did David Miscavige Become Leader Of The Church Of Scientology?

MUST SEE TV: HBO's "Going Clear"

HBO is reinventing documentary films for the 21st century

HBO film takes ‘Clear’ aim at Scientology

Going Clear says Scientology is exactly as bad/weird/gross as you think it is

HBO Offers Up Close Look At Scientology In New Documentary, "Going Clear"

Going Clear: Scientology Subjects That Didn’t Make Tonight’s HBO Documentary

Why you need to see Going Clear, the new documentary on Scientology

Going Clear Review: HBO's Scientology Shocks, Startles And Enthralls

Scientology Former Public Enemy No. 1 Is Still Spooked, 40 Years Later

Alex Gibney on Going Clear’s Archival Scientology Footage, Using Drones, and Why More People Need to Speak Out Against the Church

Church of Scientology Buys Promoted Tweets to Battle HBO's 'Going Clear' Claims interest at 'an all-time high'

The Church of Scientology is paying Twitter to combat critics of “Going Clear”

Why did L.A. name street after Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard?

How Los Angeles Ended Up Geting An 'L. Ron Hubbard Way'

Jason Beghe: The TV Tough Guy Who Took on Scientology
*NOTE: This article appears in the printed copy as well.

Going Clear & Getting Rough! Hollywood Reacts Strongly To HBO's Scientology Doc!

The Church Of Scientology had something to say about Going Clear, obviously

HBO's Scientology Doc, 'Going Clear,' Will Give You Paranoid Nightmares

We Watched A Creepy Documentary About Scientology So You Don’t Have To

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard told his wife he killed their daughter

Church of Scientology Denies Claim It Threatened Ex-Members Who Appear in HBO Doc

Scientology has a blackmail folder on John Travolta

How Scientology controls John Travolta and Tom Cruise, according to ‘Going Clear’

How Scientology controls John Travolta and Tom Cruise, according to ‘Going Clear’

Documentary reveals how Scientology ‘controls’ John Travolta and Tom Cruise

John Travolta Is "Scientology's Captive": Going Clear's Shocking Claims

Church of Scientology keeps ‘blackmail’ file on John Travolta

Scientology ‘Going Clear’ HBO Documentary Claims Include John Travolta Blackmail And Torture Of Members

HBO blows lid off of Scientology; Cruise, Travolta should stay off Twitter for a while!

5 Scary Claims About Scientology From HBO's 'Going Clear'

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Scientology

7 Most Shocking Allegations Made Against Scientology In 'Going Clear' Documentary

16 Things We Learned from the Shocking Scientology Doc Going Clear

The 6 Most Disturbing Moments from HBO’s Scientology Documentary Going Clear

21 Insane Scientology Stories That Going Clear Left Out

10 shocking quotes from 'Going Clear,' the book that HBO's explosive new Scientology documentary is based on

7 Moments from ‘Going Clear’ That Pull the Curtain Back on Scientology

10 Things We Learned From Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'

More Scientology shockers: 5 astonishing revelations from “Going Clear” left out of the HBO film

The Essential Numbers In HBO’s Bombshell Scientology Doc

HBO's Scientology Documentary "Going Clear" Resurfaces That Horrifying Story of Tom Cruise Grooming a Girlfriend

“Tom Cruise is scum”: Read people’s stunned reactions to Scientology documentary “Going Clear”

Tom Cruise: Documentary Going Clear attempts to shed controversial light on Scientology

*NOTE: This is a satire and VERY FUNNY with many appropriate animated GIFs. Tom Cruise will hate it.

HBO's 'Going Clear' Documentary Criticized For Lacking Corroboration And False Statements; Church Of Scientology Says Religious Groups Never Harmed Its Ex Members

Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear:’ All the Juicy Bits fro Those Who Haven’t Seen It Yet!

The Most Shocking Allegations In Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'

‘Going Clear’ Scientology Documentary Draws Strong Hollywood Reactions: ‘Crazy,’ ‘Stunned,’ ‘Terrifying’

Leah Remini Reaches Out to HBO Filmmakers, Thanks Them for Scientology Documentary

Leah Remini Thanks HBO Scientology Filmmakers for Helping 'Those Who Didn't Have a Voice'

Leah Remini Thanks HBO Filmmakers for Scientology Documentary

Leah Remini Applauds Going Clear Filmmakers, Calls Scientology Documentary "Brave"

Leah Remini commends 'Going Clear' filmmakers for exposing Scientology

Leah Remini Praises HBO Scientology Documentary, Calls ‘Going Clear’ Brave

Leah Remini Shows Support for Scientology Documentary, Applauds ''Brave'' Going Clear Filmmakers

Leah Remini THANKS 'Going Clear' Filmmakers On Twitter: Happy 'The Truth' Is Being Told About Controversial Religion Of The Stars

What Does Former Scientologist Leah Remini Think Of 'Going Clear?'

Leah Remini & Lisa Marie Presley Diss Scientology After ‘Brave’ HBO Documentary

Read the moving letter director Paul Haggis sent Leah Remini after she left Scientology in 2013

Church of Scientology Calls Claims in HBO Documentary Going Clear “Ludicrous”

What we learned about Scientology in ‘Going Clear’

New Scientology Documentary Shocking Claims

The Most Chilling Parts of HBO's Scientology Documentary Going Clear

CLAIM: Scientology Threatening Documentary Participants with Blackmail and Violence

Why So Many Celebrities Are Scientologists: Going Clear, Revealing New HBO Doc, Holds Clues

L. Ron Hubbard and the O.T.O.

HBO Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Drops the Hammer on Scientology

Going Clear: Disturbing allegations the documentary made about Scientology

More Scientology Secrets Revealed In Bombshell IRS Documents — Church Spent $1.2M On Lobbying Alone

Audit This: The Most Disturbing Scientology Stories of the Last Decade

How Twitter Reacted to ‘Going Clear’

'Going Clear' Production Company Receives Mass Amounts Of Letters From Church Of Scientology After HBO Premiere

Paul Haggis speaks clearly on Scientology and 'Going Clear'

The essential numbers in HBO’s bombshell Scientology doc

Will Going Clear Sink Tom Cruise?

Flashback: How Tom Cruise Turned His Mom into a Scientology Nanny

Scientology Documentary: Shelly Miscavige Missing — Film Leaves Out Mystery Of Church Leader’s Wife

Documentary reveals how Scientology ‘controls’ John Travolta and Tom Cruise

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Reviews

HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ documentary on Scientology sparks debate

'Going Clear' hits hard against Scientology

Nazanin Boniadi’s Terrifying Relationship With Tom Cruise And The Church Of Scientology Is Exposed In HBO’s ‘Going Clear’

Dead Canadians, Defrauded Californians, And Scientology’s Huge, Weird Win In Court

Why it's so hard to beat Scientology

How Scientology's classic 4-step recruiting process convinced one 21-year-old to join

This Is One Of The Most Shocking Scientology Stories Not In 'Going Clear'

After Watching 'Going Clear' on HBO, I`m Glad I`ve Managed to Always Dodge Scientology!

Two parties named in lawsuit against Albion rehab facility file for dismissal over jurisdiction

HBO's Going Clear Exposes Scientology Tactics, Wealth, And IRS Church Status

Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ Raises New Questions About Church’s Tax-Exempt Status

Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ Raises New Questions About Church’s Tax-Exempt Status

More Scientology Secrets Revealed In Bombshell IRS Documents — Church Spent $1.2M On Lobbying Alone

Recommended Reading: The Local Roots Of Scientology’s David Miscavige

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the town Scientology built - where Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley rule with vast estates while Sea Org members live six-to-a-room and pay $100k to learn super powers

Scientology Going Clear Documentary’s SHOCKING Allegations Include Blackmail, Wiretapping And Even Torture

Why Breaking Up With Scientology Is Hard to Do

Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Could Cause Problems For Tom Cruise At Box Office For 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Scientology Exposé 'Going Clear' Is HBO's Biggest Doc Premiere in Almost a Decade

HBO Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ Converts 1.7 Million Viewers, Best in 9 Years

HBO's Scientology documentary Going Clear turns into ratings magnet

HBO Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Clocks 1.65M Viewers In Premiere

'I was freaking out': Radio host Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald reveals the terrifying moment he found himself alone in a dark basement after he was persuaded by a U.S. actress to visit Church of Scientology

Scientology Twitter Campaign Timed With Critical Documentary Gets Predictable Results

Shelly Miscavige and 4 other Scientology scandals 'Going Clear' didn't address

L. Ron Hubbard the Magickian?

Jeb Bush has had a few run-ins with Scientology


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Alex Gibney, Paul Haggis, Lawrence Wright
Interviewed live by Times contributor Logan Hill
Go behind the scenes of the compelling new HBO Documentary Film “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” which premiered at Sundance this year and will air on HBO March 16: Academy Award® winning writer and director Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), Pulitzer Prize–winning author Lawrence Wright who wrote the book, and Oscar–winning writer–director–producer Paul Haggis, who appears in the film. “Going Clear” profiles former members of the church of Scientology, whose adherents include A–list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.,_paul_haggis,_lawrence_wright

CBS News This Morning
Documentary “Going Clear” examines Church of Scientology
An upcoming HBO documentary has sparked months of controversy. "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," which includes interviews with several former church members, is being criticized by the Church of Scientology as "one-sided" and "dishonest." The film's director Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose book the film is based on, join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the documentary.

9 News Australia
A Current Affair
Scientology launches new legal action against rural NSW residents
The war being waged in the suburbs between families and the Church of Scientology. At issue, the controversial church's march into residential areas and community campaigns against it.

Good Morning America
ABC News
Scientology Fights Back Against New Documentary

Scientology's media war against new documentary
CNN Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter talks to Alex Gibney, director of the upcoming 'Going Clear' documentary, about the church of Scientology's media offensive against the film.

Late Night with Seth Meyers
Going Clear's Alex Gibney Explains the Origin of Scientology
How Scientology became a tax-exempt religion.

NBC News
Ex-Scientologist Speaks Out
Marty Rathbun says he has been harassed by the Church of Scientology since leaving.

NBC News
Ex-Scientologist: I ordered Nicole Kidman phone tap
Marty Rathbun, a former member of the Church of Scientology, tells TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie about what he endured while a member, saying he was forced into a church "prison camp." He also says that it was he who ordered Nicole Kidman’s phone to be tapped, after he was instructed to do so by a superior.

All In with Chris Hayes
Oscar-winning documentarian takes on Scientology
Chris Hayes interviews Alex Gibney, director of “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” and expose on the inner workings of the secretive Church of Scientology. The Church denied the film’s claims as “propaganda” in a statement to NBC News.

FOX News
The Kelly File
Megyn Kelly interviews Mike Rinder.

Fairfax Virginia local cable access
Road to Reason – A Skeptic’s Guide to the 21st Century
Interview with ex-Scientologist and ex member of the Sea Org, Chris Shelton and investigative journalist, Mark Ebner. They discuss Alex Gibney’s documentary ‘Going Clear’ and Scientology in general.

Inside Edition
Scientology ‘Going Clear’ doc claims Church of Scientology is blackmailing John Travolta

HuffPost Live
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani interviews Tony Ortega on Scientology being called a cult


Talk 910 – KKSF AM
San Francisco’s Talk Station
Gil Gross Show -
Tony Ortega talks about how the Church the upcoming HBO documentary where it sheds light on what goes on in Scientology.
* NOTE: Tony Ortega at the 17:45 minute mark.

89.3 KPCC – by Air Talk
Former Scientologist featured in new documentary 'Going Clear'
Is it a religion or a cult? New Yorker journalist Lawrence Wright takes on the Church of Scientology alongside renowned documentarian Alex Gibney in the upcoming HBO documentary film "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," based on Wright's book of the same name.
Surviving Scientology Episode 28 with Mareka Brousseau
Third-generation Scientologist Mareka Brousseau discusses how she learned of her grandmother's suicide years after the event.

790 KABC
Jen Heger of Radar Online reviews Going Clear (at 21.:30).

WBAI – New York City
In Other News
Tony Ortega interviewed.

Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. is joined by special guest Tony Ortega, executive editor of Raw Story and former editor of the Village Voice, who's been investigating Scientology for twenty years and whose website The Underground Bunker documents the outrages of the "Church". Tony's new book - The Unbreakable Miss Lovely - is about the journalist Paulette Cooper, who exposed inner workings of the church only to experience Scientology's full wrath in a coordinated "Fair Game" campaign to ruin her life.

CBC Radio – Canada
Ex-Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder on 'Going Clear'
A new HBO documentary, directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney, documents allegations by former Church of Scientology members.

All Things Considered
The filmmaker of Going Clear, which is critical of the church, says the documentary treats the dangers of “blind faith.” Scientology officials have hit back with their own public relations effort.

WNPR – Connecticut
The Scramble Goes Clear
Mark Ebner, who has written extensively about Scientology, is interviewed.


Special screening of ‘Going Clear’ in Austin, TX
Q&A session after the movie with Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright
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Maybe he's run out of other people to blame, so why doesn't David Miscarriage assign himself to the RPF for this fiasco? The low OCA stat crasher!

Thanks Aegerprimo, good work!