Archive for the ‘TV Broadcasts’ category

Simpsons Followup

February 4, 2009

Here’s a nice CNN report about the Bart Simpson robocall from Nancy Cartwright.

New Details on Jett Travolta’s Death

January 8, 2009

CNN’s Anderson Cooper looks at Scientology’s view of drugs, including psych drugs.

Scientology Exploits Tragedy

November 28, 2008

Time and time again, Scientology has exploited an event to promote their cult and their agenda.  We saw it after 9/11 and whenever and wherever disaster strikes. 

In this case from 2007, the CCHR exploited a school shooting to protest the use of psychiatric drugs — even before there was any indication they were used.

FOX News should be commended for calling this exploitation tasteless.

How any “church” is allowed to keep its tax-exempt status while spending a fortune trying to destroy an established medical field is beyond me.

UPDATE:

Tom Newton wants to understand Scientology’s exploitative nature better.  I’d suggest looking at the latest documents from Wikileaks.   There you can discover that all of Scientology’s front groups, including the CCHR, are meant to recruit new members to this disturbed organization.

Penn and Teller on Scientology

August 9, 2008

I always get asked why Penn and Teller don’t tackle Scientology on Bullshit.  Here they address that.

While I have heard that Showtime’s lawyers were stopping them from doing it, I’m rather amazed at Penn’s statement that he doesn’t think they are possibly worthy of tackling.  One of the weaknesses of the last couple of seasons of the show is the tepid topics they are covering.  NASA, dolphins and sleep aids are just a few recent examples.

Radio-Canada Report on Narconon

June 30, 2008

Patty Pieniadz and Professor Stephen Kent are interviewed in this subtitled look into Narconcon.

Kathy Griffin on Tom Cruise

June 15, 2008


At the risk of sounding incredibly gay, I love Kathy Griffin! Here she is on Larry King goofing on Cruise and Scientology.

And this lovely bit was a web extra for season 2 of her Bravo Show.

Here’s a piece shot live at one of her concerts. She talks about her late friend Judy Toll’s experiences inside Scientology. The crowd LOVES when she goofs on Scientology.

My pal TIVO recorded the season 4 premiere of My Life on the D List the other night which was so welcome because I was crushed by the death of Tim Russett, a man I greatly admired.

After watching a few hours of tributes to Russert, I needed to lift my spirits and turned to Griffin. She did the impossible and made me laugh.

In a few hours I wake up and have to face Meet the Press without Little Russ. At least, it will be another loving tribute to the guy who made Sundays so special. Like so many, I will miss him terribly during the remainder of this campaign.

Peep Show vs. Scientology

June 12, 2008


Here’s a great clip from a UK comedy show that really nails it

The Beginner’s Guide to L. Ron Hubbard

February 18, 2008

This is a very good explanation of auditing.  Don’t expect any scathing critique of the organization.   Scientology refused to cooperate with the one program that would have painted them in a positive light.  It fell to the Freezone to open the doors and welcome in the host.

DM’s Niece on Inside Edition

February 6, 2008

ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE:  Tuesday February 5, 2008

This is a jaw-dropping TV segment — although Inside Edition clearly didn’t understand just how important a story they had.  The incredibly brave niece of Scientology’s tiny leader David Miscavige appeared on camera for the first time to speak out against Scientology’s bad behavior.

Jenna Hill, you are about the bravest person I know.  Thank you so much for speaking out.

Andrew Morton on FOX and Friends

January 18, 2008

ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Thursday January 17, 2008

Andrew Morton promotes his book, “Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography” on the FOX News morning show.


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