Scientology Civil War - Media Reports

Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
I noticed duplicate posts reporting the same media so decided to list them here in a seperate thread. The original EPIC thread is here:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?25797-An-email-from-Debbie-Cook-to-active-Scientologists

ABC NEWS!!! (VIDEO
)
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/executive-speaks-scientology-15303904

Yahoo News -
As of this moment there's presently a link to the ABC News Video (above) :biggrin:
http://news.yahoo.com/

Village Voice
Scientology in Turmoil: Debbie Cook's E-Mail, Annotated
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/01/scientology_in_3.php

ESMB Discussion Thread HERE: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...rom-Ortega-at-Village-Voice-Hot-off-the-press



Village Voice (original article )
Scientology Rocked By Allegations of Greed in E-mail to 12,000 Church Members
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runni...cientology_rocked_by_allegations_of_greed.php

Village Voice
Scientology in Crisis: Debbie Cook's Transformation from Enforcer to Whistleblower
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runni...ntology_enforcer_whistleblower_homophobia.php

This is a great MUST READ article!! An ongoing thread that goes with this article (above) is located here: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...Transformation-from-Enforcer-to-Whistleblower



USA Today
Former Scientology insider blasts church as greedy
http://content.usatoday.com/communi...-scientology-leader-blasts-church-as-greedy/1

Drudge Report (gets 30 million hits daily!) http://www.drudgereport.com/
linking to THIS story:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...exposed-in-bitter-email-outburst-6284546.html

Russian Times
Scientologists Start a Civil War
http://rt.com/usa/news/civil-war-church-scientology-169/

The Telegraph (UK)
Scientologists in Feud Over Leader
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...89392/Scientologists-in-feud-over-leader.html

The Times (UK)
Ongoing thread on this article:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...publishing-an-article-about-Scientology-today!

The Guardian (UK)
Scientologist rallies followers against leader in leaked email
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/03/scientologist-email-debbie-cook-miscavige?newsfeed=true

The Daily Mail (UK)
What Will the Thetans Say? Top Scientologist Launches Rebellion Over Church Leaders 'Alterations and Violations'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...alterations-violations.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

The Independent (UK)
Conflict at the heart of Scientology is exposed in bitter email outburst
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...exposed-in-bitter-email-outburst-6284546.html

AOL Front Page
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...Scientologists&p=644890&viewfull=1#post644890

Digg.com
High-profile Scientologist blasts church leader for hoarding money | The Raw Story
http://digg.com/news/story/high_pro...hurch_leader_for_hoarding_money_the_raw_story

Daily Maverick - (South Africa) -
Internal Row Shakes Scientology
http://dailymaverick.co.za/article/2012-01-05-internal-row-shakes-scientology

the Coming Crisis (blog)
Conflict at the heart of Scientology is exposed in bitter email outburst
http://thecomingcrisis.blogspot.com/2012/01/conflict-at-heart-of-scientology-is.html



More to come....................
 
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Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
New Zealand Herald
'Money first' claim opens schism in Scientology
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/religion-and-beliefs/news/article.cfm?c_id=301&objectid=10777173

PerezHilton.com
Former Scientology Exec Slams Leader In Mass
http://perezhilton.com/tag/debbie_cook/#.TwZV4zX2bNU

Newsy.com (Video Report!)
U.S. News: Former Scientology Exec Calls Church 'Greedy'
http://www.newsy.com/videos/former-scientology-exec-criticizes-church-in-mass-e-mail/

The Economist
Thetans at war - a split in a secretive world
http://www.economist.com/node/21542397

Newser.com
Ugly Feud Erupts Among Scientologists
http://www.newser.com/story/136743/ugly-feud-erupts-among-scientologists.html

Village Voice
Is Scientology Imploding? Watching the Panic After a Former Executive Dares to Question Church Management
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/01/is_scientology_imploding.php
There is an ongoing thread about THIS article here:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...g-Watching-the-Panic-after-Debbie-Cooks-email

Tampa Bay Times (SP Times)
Scientology Dissent From Within - A Times Editorial
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/scientology-dissent-from-within/1208953

Tampa Bay Times (SP Times)
In new year's message, Scientology insider blasts 'extreme' fundraising
http://www.tampabay.com/news/scient...gy-insider-blasts-extreme-fundraising/1208723

RealClearReligion
The Email That Could Bring Down Scientology
http://www.realclearreligion.org/20...at_could_bring_down_scientology_245466 .html

Sky Valley Chronicle
HIGH RANKING SCIENTOLOGY LEADER BLASTS CHURCH FOR GREED, HEAVY HANDED DONATION TACTICS
http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/B...OR-GREED-HEAVY-HANDED-DONATION-TACTICS-868407

Topix.com (This web site actually linking to 4 different articles now!!)
Former Scientology executive blasts - extreme' fundraising
http://www.topix.com/religion/2012/01/former-scientology-executive-blasts-extreme-fundraising

The Lake Wales News
Former Scientology executive blasts ‘extreme’ fundraising
http://www.lakewalesnews.com/sunnew...yexecutiveblastsextre mefundraising.html.csp

Cornwall Free Press (Canada)
Scientology Hoarding Cash? Internal Email Points Finger at David Miscavige – January 5, 2012
http://cornwallfreenews.com/2012/01...nts-finger-at-david-miscavige-january-5-2012/
 
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Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
Jonathan Turley Blog
Scientology Embroiled In Internal Dispute Over The Amassing of Wealth Under Miscavige
http://jonathanturley.org/2012/01/0...-over-the-amassing-of-wealth-under-miscavige/

Reddit.Com Discussion
Conflict at the heart of Scientology is exposed in bitter email outburst - Clergy member's letter to 12,000 followers attacks church leader's 'obsession' with money
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/o1uml/conflict_at_the_heart_of_scientology_is_exposed/

Disinfo.com
Leaked Emails Fuel Scientology Scandal
http://www.disinfo.com/2012/01/leaked-emails-fuel-scientology-scandal/

Religion News Blog
Scientology insider blasts ‘extreme’ fundraising
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/26415/scientology-money

Oh No They Didn't!
Scientology higher-up bashes their greedy fundraising in mass e-mail
http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/65478459.html

DemocraticUnderground.com
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101416722

We Love Debbie Cook's Email - Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Love-Debbie-Cooks-Email/298417233528559?sk=wall



Tory's YouTube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC3d2hCoao0
 
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Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
MartyWorld
Debbie Cook – Gathering Steam on Day 4
http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/debbie-cook-gathering-steam-on-day-4/

MartyWorld
Debbie Cook: Beginning of the End of David Miscavige’s Tyranny?
http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/20...nning-of-the-end-of-david-miscaviges-tyranny/
There is an ongoing ESMB thread for this article over here:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?25820-Marty-on-Debbie-Cook



Celebitchy
Scientology higher-up bashes their greedy fundraising in mass e-mail
http://www.celebitchy.com/200449/sc...s_their_fundraising_practices_in_mass_e-mail/

The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)
Conflict at the Heart of Scientology
http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog/2012/01/04/conflict-at-the-heart-of-scientology/

Limelife.com
http://www.limelife.com/blog-entry/...r-Fire-by-Former-Executive-Member/138365.html

RawStory.com
High-profile Scientologist blasts church leader for hoarding money
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/...gist-blasts-church-leader-for-hoarding-money/

Xenu TV
Debbie Cook Rings in the New Year
http://www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=5428

International Business Times
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...-Media-Reports&p=644748&viewfull=1#post644748

CultNews.net
http://www.cultnews.net/comment?linkID=46155

Free Katie
http://freekatie.yuku.com/topic/114...er-top-Scieno-church-exec?page=2#.TwZdpDX2bNU

Public Intelligence.net
Debbie Cook Scientology $1 Billion Cash Reserve Email
http://publicintelligence.net/debbie-cook-scientology-1-billion-cash-reserve-email/

Drudge Retort
Scientologist Slams Group's Leader
http://www.drudge.com/news/151971/scientologist-slams-groups-leader
 
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Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
Janet Reitmen will be on the radio in about 20 minutes - on the Madeleine Brand show. Radio Station 89.3 KPCC

EDIT: This interview aired earlier today. It's about 10 minutes and you can listen to it here:
http://www.scpr.org/programs/madele...-scientology-complaints-from-within-the-chur/

The Church of Scientology is no stranger to bad press. Critics call it a cult. And former members say the Church's leader, David Miscavige, is an abusive tyrant who's ruining the organization. Now Scientology is facing another PR crisis. This time, from the inside. A senior member of the church, Debbie Cook, has blasted Miscavige in an email sent to 12,000 followers. It's rare for someone this high up in the church to make such a public criticism. Janet Reitman joins the show to explain what this may mean for scientology. She's the author of the book, "Inside Scientology - The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion."
 
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GoNuclear

Gold Meritorious Patron
Since we are talking about a Civil War, perhaps I should parodies of "Rally Round The Flag" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Hmmmm ....

Rally 'round DM, clams, rally 'round DM,
Disconnect from all the nasty espees!
Rally 'round DM, clams, rally 'round DM,
And cough up some more dough for the redges!

C-of-S forever, Hip Hip Hoooray!
We need more money, 'cause we're in a fray!


Hmmmm .... not sure if that went well ...
What about "Battle hymn?" hmmmm

My eyes have seen the glory of the standardness of tech,
To shatter all the espees even tho it's full of drek ...

No, that didn't go too well either ... perhaps the short version of the hymn, just for DM ...

Hymn, Hymn, Hymn ... PHUG HIM!


Ah, yes, that was more to the point!

Pete
 
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freethinker

Sponsor
27 new churches? heretic and a squirrel? Hasn't got a clue?

I didn't think they would go down this line but when you think about it, it's all they know how to do.

It's the analogy of their ser fac, once you use something and it works once, you use it always and should expect the same result.

They will get the same result, more people will leave and shortly, when the next one comes out, more people will leave.

Very soon the Scientologist will be a very valued commodity as there won't be many around.

But Dave doesn't care because he doesn't make deals with anyone.

It reminds me of Monty Python and the knights who say ne. He'll get his arm chopped off, then and then another and he will still want to fight the same way.

Well OK dave, keep doing it, call em in for sec checks, increase OT eligibility, beat'em some more for IAS donations, just keep doing it because you will lose.:eyeroll:
 

Magoo

Gold Meritorious Patron
Thank you, Type 4!

There's nuttin like a Scientology Executive sending something
out on the Net...and then asking "no one to post about it". :roflmao::hysterical:

And the hits just keep on comin.....:thumbsup: :woohoo:

Again: Happy 5th b-day to ESMB and Happy New Year to ALL :cheers:

Tory/Magoo
 

Mystic

Crusader
GheeBus! Type4, excellent job of putting all these news sources together.

And thank you Debbie for putting maybe The Last Excitement into the on-going final burial of all things resulting from the spewings of L. Ron Hubbard :grouch:, dead and gone dark entity from inner demonic conjurings.
 

Smilla

Ordinary Human
(Sung to the tune of the Horst Wessel song. Lyrics squirreled from same.)

The banner high! The ranks are tightly closed!
The Sea Org march with calm, firm step.
Comrades attacked by the SP's and Squirrels
March in spirit within our ranks.

Clear the streets for the Sea Org,

Clear the streets for the Loyal Officers!
Millions are inspired when they see our Promo,
The day of freedom and of Ethics dawns!

For the last time, the call to ethics is sounded!

For the fight, we all stand prepared!
Soon Ron's banners will fly over all streets.
Our time of struggle is nearly over!

The banner high! The ranks are tightly closed!

The Sea Org march with calm, firm step.
Comrades attacked by the SP's and Squirrels
March in spirit within our ranks.

*No wonder Germany lost the war - that's a lousy tune.*
 
From the "official" COS response, as read in this news story directly above:

"In a statement to On Deadline, Pouw wrote:

Ms. Cook's opinions reflect a small, ignorant and unenlightened view of the world of Scientology today. They are not shared by the thousands of Scientologists who are overjoyed by our 27 new Churches and what they mean to the communities they serve."

"THOUSANDS of Scientologists"???? I thought COS claimed MILLIONS of members??? :dieslaughing:

Uh Oh, somebody goofed...off to ethics "handling", or the RPF for her. :no:

Poor thing...maybe it will help her to wake up! :yes: :clap:

Quoting Kookaburra here, in hopes of helping some of the lurkers who might be looking for relevant information:

"For all you still in lurkers that have been prompted to look for yourselves, there is a great site of LRH references and their current violations that you would be well advised to look at. Here's the link. I hope you come away from this with a greater understanding of what Scientology really is."

http://www.friendsoflrh.org/COBvsLRH/

This news must be kind of shocking for some people, I wish them all well in looking for the truth on their own determinism! :)
 
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Smilla

Ordinary Human
From the "official" COS response, as read in this news story:
"THOUSANDS of Scientologists"???? :dieslaughing:


Uh Oh, somebody goofed...off to ethics "handling", or the RPF for her. :no:

Poor thing...maybe it will help her to wake up! :yes: :clap:

Quoting Kookaburra here, in hopes of helping some of the lurkers who might be looking for relevant information:

"For all you still in lurkers that have been prompted to look for yourselves, there is a great site of LRH references and their current violations that you would be well advised to look at. Here's the link. I hope you come away from this with a greater understanding of what Scientology really is."

http://www.friendsoflrh.org/COBvsLRH/

This news must be kind of shocking for some people, I wish them all well in looking for the truth on their own determinism! :)

I wish them well too.
 
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Wants2Talk

Silver Meritorious Patron
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/276...-leaked-email-scientology-david-miscavige.htm

International Business Times
By Nadine DeNinno

January 4, 2012 11:09 AM EST

....Just minutes into the new year, 50-year-old Cook sent an email to condemn chairman David Miscavige to more than 12,000 current and former Scientologists, which has seen been published publically. The email, in short, delineates how the Church has lost focus within guidelines established by founder L. Ron Hubbard since Miscavige became chairman 26 years ago and turned it into a money-making machine-like organization.

In the email entitled "Keep Scientology Working" which was published by The Village Voice, Cook undermines Miscavige for "hoarding well in excess of a billion dollars" in fundraising and his frivolous spending of that money thanks to celebrity supporters like Tom Cruise and John Travolta. ....
 
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