'Radar' magazine latest to peddle 'Tom Cruise leaving Scientology' fake news - 2016-11-26
We've had a pretty good relationship with the National Enquirer's online sister publication, RadarOnline. It often jumps on our stories before anyone else, and can usually be counted on to provide a link and a shout out. We really appreciate it. And its own stories about Scientology have often been solid. But then, earlier this year, Jen Heger left the publication, and lately, well, Radar has been shoveling pure shit into Scientology cyberspace.
The latest piece it put out that's getting a lot of notice is based entirely on a simple observation: Tom Cruise did not attend last week's grand opening of a new "Ideal Org" in San Diego that was presided over by Scientology leader David Miscavige.
Now, here's what you should conclude from that piece of information: Absolutely nothing. Miscavige always shows up at Ideal Org openings, and Tom Cruise almost never does. In fact, the only time we can remember Tom showing up at an Ideal Org grand opening was in Madrid in 2004. He wasn't at the other 50 or so openings, and he sure as hell wouldn't be expected at a second-tier city like San Diego. (Love the town, but it's not a world capital.)