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Jun 9, 2007
My name is L Ron Hubbard — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): James Donaghy
Source: The Guardian (UK)
The show is about karma and redemption, but could there be a deeper message? James Donaghy examines the influence of the Church of Scientology on hit comedy My Name Is Earl Do good things and good things will happen to you. Do bad things and it will come back to haunt you". Why can't all TV have a simple message like that at its heart? The brilliantly slick My Name Is Earl carries the karmic principle through to its logical/absurd conclusion ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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 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 18, 2007
When Scientologists attack — Washington Blade
More: washblade.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin Naff
Source: Washington Blade
Gays should be wary of ‘church’ that has helped advance the reckless idea that homosexuality can be cured. THE CULT OF Scientology is back in the news this week, after a video of a BBC reporter shouting down a church spokesperson hit YouTube. The BBC’s John Sweeney claims he was followed and harassed while working on a documentary about Scientology. The spokesperson in question is the son of actress Anne Archer. “I have been shouted at, spied on, had my hotel ...
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
This rich creepy cult has friends in high places — Evening Standard (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Francis Wheen
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
JOHN Travolta is a halfwit. A statement of the obvious, perhaps, given his adherence to a cult which believes we're all infected with the souls of aliens who were banished to earth 75 million years ago by an evil galactic warlord called Xenu. But if anyone doubted it, the former disco-strutter confirmed his asininity by publicly urging the BBC not to screen John Sweeney's Panorama film about Scientology last night. Not to be outdone, Travolta's fellow- cultists gleefully posted on YouTube ...
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 ...
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May 14, 2007
BBC denies 'death threat' in Scientology row — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Adams
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
The BBC has hit back at accusations that it orchestrated a demonstration against Scientologists during which a "terrorist death threat" was allegedly made. It comes as a bitter row develops between the Corporation and Scientologists over a highly critical Panorama documentary about the religion, in which a veteran reporter lost his temper and screamed for 30 seconds at a Church member. The BBC has seriously reprimanded John Sweeney for the outburst, which the journalist has admitted was "wrong and stupid". The ...
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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 14, 2007
Row over Scientology video — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
[Reprint of an article published the day before, entitled "Scientology and Me" ]
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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