Church of Scientology Mocks the New Yorker In Its Own Glossy Magazine - 2011-09-01
The Church of Scientology has published a 52-page glossy magazine mocking The New Yorker. The impetus for the parody publication was "The Apostate," a February New Yorker article detailing Crash director Paul Haggis' disillusion and exit from the church.
Called Freedom, the Scientology mag has its own elaborate website and leads with the cover story titled "The New Yorker: What a Load of Balderdash." Employing a typeface similar to the New Yorker's signature font, the articles in the mock (but clearly expensive and thorough) publication take issue with "The Apostate" author Lawrence Wright, New Yorker editors and fact checkers, and Haggis himself in a piece titled "A Freedom Profile of Paul Haggis: The Hypocrite of Hollywood."