Thursday, September 1, 2011

#Scientology strikes back at the New Yorker...

The Church of Scientology is certainly no shrinking violet when it comes to defending itself.

Known for its aggressive litigiousness and scorched-earth public relations approach, the church’s latest target is The New Yorker, which in February published a 25,000-word article that painted Scientology as corrupt and cultish.

In response, the church has produced a 51-page glossy magazine and an accompanying three-part DVD that try to discredit The New Yorker, its writers, editors, fact-checkers and sources.

“The New Yorker: What a Load of Balderdash,” reads the cover headline on the publication, Freedom, which is registered as a copyright of the church and bills itself as offering “investigative reporting in the public interest.”...read more

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/scientology-strikes-back-at-the-new-yorker/