Discussion in 'Media' started by tikk, Aug 29, 2011.
Church of Scientology Mocks the New Yorker In Its Own Glossy Magazine – Hollywood Reporter
1) any scientologist who doesn't read the New Yorker - which is presumably almost all of them - knows about the massive, thorough takedown therein,
2) the media - and the New Yorker itself if it feels like it - get to report the massive, thorough takedown AGAIN.
Excuse me if I'm stating the obvious, I just can't believe how stupid this is. Although given that this type of thing is what they always do, I don't know why I'm surprised...
Being surprised at CoS for doing the obviously stupid is like being surprised that one of those drinking birds keeps bobbing along.
Dude, on Failbook, the clams share links to the main freedumb website, not the org.uk version. Well spotted, but i think the org.uk version is irrelevant.
as i have said a number of times before, scientology uses the word freedom so much you would think you were listening to a dragonforce song
Yes, along with words such as:
Honesty, ethics, truth, technology, spiritual, religious, integrity, power, communication, reality
Well, you get the idea. After a while it gets to be a bit annoying reading or hearing a Scientologist use such words possibly because it just comes off as so much "noise".
It's like someone using the word classy. Usually they are anything but.
BTW when you are looking at the comments, Jeff "Smado"="Smashing Documentations". Sma Do.
No it isn't, as one reader points out in the comments....
which explains why....
They can't sue because nothing is wrong with the New Yorker article. Even if there was, the cult hasn't sued news media in donkey's years. Even their baawing threats are increasingly weak and feeble thesedays.
^oops. Anon post was mine.
The last legal threat which was followed through and worked (in settlement) was Katie holmes against Star magazine for their OTT cover. That wasn't strictly the church of scientology though. The story itself inside the mag wasn't really addressed.
Some other threats to publishers and TV stations have worked, halting some and delaying other articles/programmes. Not through actual injuncton but just out of media lawyers fear and over-protection of their client's bottom line.
Generally the mainstream media is more careful but the celeb and small media, without a resident attorney in the office down the corridor, rarely give a toss. Look at the Village Voice for example. For years Tony Ortega has been ripping into the cult far more than much of the mainstream media. I think when the journalist acquires a certain level of knowledge and understanding about the cult and its ways, far greater than any twitchy media lawyer would ever look into, then the cult backs off because it knows it would suffer far more embarassment from bringing a flimsy lawsuit (or even a threat of one) even though it can well afford it.
Hollywood Reporter also doesn't mention that CoS lost their lawsuit against Time Magazine. (It was the cost of defending that suit that was a chilling effect for years.)
Look at all the books that have come out in the last few years, and the one single lawsuit is in Italy. (And they've dropped the nuns from the suit.) Previously, every book about Scientology generated a lawsuit in every country where it was going to be published.
CoS is just about toothless now.
I've been wondering about this retreat from the lawsuits LRH ordered, Miscavige has become an SP.
But they can still give you a nasty suck.
True. They're really good at sucking!
Freedub Magazine Is Cracked
all this Media exposure has put the Wright article back in circulation
As much as Time magazines cost of defending itself provided a chilling effect, at least temporarily, the costs of pressing that suit and coming away the loser put a real dent in the cults "war chest". Even during a period where they had the extra cash to toss around, they could ill afford to try following up with any similar stunts and essentially relied on that "chilling effect" as a bluff.
Considering todays cash flow situation, sternly worded letters seems to be the preferred approach.
Article includes vid about L Ron Hubbard
I love these. Every time an OSA... I mean curious objective onlooker brings up the argument, "There is no Fair Game" I can post another link.
HuffPo has 251 comments and 34 pending. Doesn't look like many anons posted, which is good. It means a whole lotta people are pissed at the cult.
Huff comment QFT:
Funny NY Times excerpt:
When asked about the publication, one of the women distributing it in front of the Condé Nast building on 42nd Street seemed unsure of its contents.
“I think it’s supposed to be The New Yorker,” the middle-aged woman said, pointing to the cover illustration. When asked whether Freedom was published by the Church of Scientology, she claimed not to know. When it was pointed out to her that she was standing outside The New Yorker’s offices, she said, “Oh, that must be why we’re here.”
The New Yorker article has just got billions of potential readers:
Side-by-side full translation into Simplified Chinese
Good grief! This week have been like Christmas and Easter at the same time!
I can't help but think this would be confusing for Jesus.
And their lawsuit against Time magazine is what led to the Fishman affidavit spilling the OT levels all over the Internet, and starting the OG war against Scientology on the Internet back in 1995. That war ensured that latent hostility against Scientology was already ready tinder so that when they tried to stamp out the equally embarrassing Tom Cruise video, Anonymous delivered.
There has been a continuity of Internet people attacking this cult, including those of us who were attacking it at a time that we considered the whole idea of the WWW an enormous waste of bandwidth.
Human rights advocates the Church of Scientology refuse to answer questions regarding the long-term imprisonment of Heber Jentzch, Jenstch, Jenztch, however the fuck it is spelled.
Heber was once the main spokesman for the cult, before the hilarious Tommy Davis took over.
David Miscavige is too scared to appear in public unless surrounded by elderly OSA flunkies and paid actors.
Dauntless, defiant and resolute? Not in David Miscavige's case,
ok I just listened to the DVDs
And it made me SO very happy!
You had your members pay for this fail which will help with the demise of their own "church", and then you had the good grace to hand it out to the general public and the media on a silver platter.
MWA! Mad love going out to yah.
And aaaaaawwwwwww Scientology does love Anonymous!
Why else would they make the job of ending the cult of Scientology that much easier?
Even Scientologists can not be retarded enough to think this magazine was a good idea, there has to be more at play here, someone should test their water supply for heavy concentrations of lead.
They are brave Scientologists exposing criminals. (per LRH anyone who criticizes Scientology is a criminal)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been informed of the shenanigans.
Seriously, Scientology, seriously? Fort-fucking-Wayne-Indiana is laughing at you. Y u make it so easy for us? Put up a fight you assholes.
wow, wonder how much of that was written by OSA.
comments are open on a few postings. poons, stat
^^Looks like a scilon link, suggest proxy up
Anonymous is starting to look a little redundant at this point, when Scientology is so good at fucking things up for itself.
I agree, my job is done here. But it's oh so fucking awesome staying around to reflect on what I have helped catalyze.
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