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Aug 20, 2007
Interview: John Sweeney // 'I can never again lose my temper on TV' — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): James Silver
Source: The Guardian (UK)
His rant at a Scientology spokesman was a ratings winner, but the Panorama reporter insists there's more to him than just a loud voice Panorama reporters are not supposed to "lose it". Not on camera, anyway. So no wonder that John Sweeney's spectacular cartoonish strop with Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis three months ago - in which he resembled an incandescent frog, eyes bulging, voice croaking with rage - became one of those water-cooler TV moments, making headlines and propelling him to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 27, 2007
Scientology to target students — Mail on Sunday (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Caldwell
Source: Mail on Sunday (UK)
The controversial Church of Scientology is planning to target students at Scottish universities and colleges in a new recruitment drive. Leaders of the church, which is largely regarded as a cult and believes humans descended from aliens, have revealed they intend to send workers into campuses to seek out impressionable youngsters. Ironically, they believe recent bad publicity after the movement featured on the BBC's Panorama programme has helped attract new converts. Following the programme screening two weeks ago, which featured presenter ...
May 25, 2007
BBC v Scientology: A YouTube Story Starring John Sweeney — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Emil Steiner
Source: Washington Post
Attention South Park writers looking for their next episode! (Comedy Central) While the verdict may still be out as to whether Scientology is a brainwashing cult or not, after a recent run-in with the BBC, two things are abundantly clear: Scientologists can't stand being called cult members, and they have the power to drive even seasoned journalists absolutely insane. BBC reporter John Sweeney, whose documentary "Scientology and Me" ends in a 40-second shouting match between him and Church spokesman Tommy Davis, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 20, 2007
MPs call for tax probe into cult — Daily Express (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): James Murray
Source: Daily Express (UK)
THE INLAND Revenue is being asked to investigate why British Scientologists are refusing to pay a tax on the grounds they do charitable work — even though the controversial religion has been refused charitable status. Scientology, which came under fierce attack on the BBC last week, was denied the special status by the Charity Commission eight years ago. In a 49-page landmark ruling, commissioners said the church had not demonstrated it was “established for the public benefit as to satisfy the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 18, 2007
Sorry for shouting you weirdos — The Sun (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: The Sun (UK)
RESPECTED Panorama journalist John Sweeney was this week seen on TV exploding in a fury during an interview with a leader of the Church of Scientology. Here he apologises but also reveals the other side of the movement ? what one one judge called “corrupt, sinister and dangerous” ? not to mention the stranger hiding in the bushes outside his recent wedding. THE Archbishop of Canterbury, MPs, Lords, top coppers and, for all I know, Wayne Rooney and the Beckhams: Anyone ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 15, 2007
BBC man says 'I was wrong to lose it. But these scientologists are truly scary' — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
BBC reporter John Sweeney apologises for losing his temper on tonight's Panorama programme on Scientology. He talks about the 6 months of intensive research behind the film and what it was exactly that drove him to lose it This was a disaster. I feel ashamed and, although I've been kicked around the Panorama office by the BBC, no one is more embarrassed about me losing it than me. I let my team down and I apologised when it happened and I ...
May 15, 2007
Scientologists may take legal action in Panorama row — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Owen Gibson
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The Church of Scientology last night launched a fresh attempt to discredit the Panorama reporter John Sweeney, following the broadcast of a prime time BBC1 programme investigating its controversial beliefs and recruiting methods. As Panorama editor Sandy Smith took to the airwaves to defend Sweeney's investigation following the furore around his furious YouTube outburst captured by Scientology cameras, the war of words and online propaganda intensified. Mike Rinder, a director at Church of Scientology International, said it was considering legal action ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 15, 2007
Travolta spearheads Scientologists' attack on BBC — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Tahira Taqoob
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Angry Scientologists are trying to get a BBC documentary about their faith scrapped amid claims of "gross bias" by presenter John Sweeney. The Panorama programme, to be shown tonight, investigates whether the Church of Scientology has moved away from its past as a brainwashing cult. But furious church members - including actor John Travolta - say the programme should be ditched because Mr Sweeney showed he was biased by losing his temper and shouting at a top scientologist. After the man ...
May 14, 2007
Anderson Cooper 360 degrees: Inside Scientology — CNN
More: Video footage on Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Anderson Cooper
Source: CNN
Aired May 14, 2007 - 22:00 ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Good evening, everyone. Tonight, thousands of American troops in Iraq searching for three of their American buddies, searching their hearts out because they know all too well what the people who claim to have them can do and have done to captives in the past. We will have the latest on the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Panorama backs Sweeney episode — MediaGuardian.co.uk
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Sweney
Source: MediaGuardian.co.uk
The Panorama editor, Sandy Smith, has defended tonight's controversial John Sweeney investigation into the Church of Scientology. Mr Smith said tonight's Panorama would feature the YouTube clip of Sweeney losing his temper and shouting at Scientology representative Tommy Davis after he accused the BBC reporter of giving a critic of the faith an easy ride in an interview. Footage of the scene, which was filmed by the Scientologists, was posted on YouTube last week and Sweeney has apologised for the outburst. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Panorama: Scientology and Me — BBC News
More: Google video
Type: TV
Source: BBC News
NB: THIS TRANSCRIPT WAS TYPED FROM A TRANSCRIPTION UNIT RECORDING AND NOT COPIED FROM AN ORIGINAL SCRIPT: BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF MIS-HEARING AND THE DIFFICULTY, IN SOME CASES OF IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL SPEAKERS, THE BBC CANNOT VOUCH FOR ITS ACCURACY JEREMY VINE: Hello, I'm Jeremy Vine. It's 8.30 and this is Panorama. Scientologists say they are just like any other religion. TOMMY DAVIS: I have absolutely nothing to hide whatsoever, zero. JOHN SWEENEY: Really? DAVIS: Dig and dig and dig. SWEENEY: ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 13, 2007
Scientology and Me — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
The battleground is YouTube and Scientology's weapon is a clip of me losing it in the "Mind Control" section of a gruesome exhibition. Scientology has fought many battles to keep its secrets off the web, now they are using it to attack my investigation into them. Scientology has prepared an attack video, and they have shown the Scientology v Sweeney shouting match to anyone who would watch it. There is talk of 100,000 copies being released. Family 'disconnects' Scientology works. That ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 13, 2007
The BBC man, the Scientologist - and the YouTube rant — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Smith
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Panorama reporter's outburst at Hollywood star's son is captured on video A Journalist at Panorama, the BBC's flagship current affairs series, has been reprimanded for losing his temper and screaming with rage during the making of an investigation into the Church of Scientology. John Sweeney has apologised for the outburst against a scientologist which was filmed and then put on the video-sharing website YouTube, prompting criticism of the corporation. The BBC held an internal inquiry but said Sweeney had not breached ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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