NYTimes Desperate: Accepts Full Page Scientology Ad Bashing HBO Doc, Compares to Rolling Stone-UVA - 2015-01-16
The New York Times is so desperate for money that it accepted a full page Scientology ad bashing an unseen HBO documentary. The ad compares Alex Gibney's documentary based on Lawrence Wright's book "Going Clear" to the the episode involving Rolling Stone and the University of Virginia. In that case, Rolling Stone had to retract its article after admitting they had not spoken to alleged rapists. In this case, the Gibney doc is based on a much respected, thoroughly researched, vetted and awarded book. There is no similarity.
But Scientology has vowed to go on the offensive against the doc, which airs in mid March and will have its premiere in two weeks at the Sundance Film Festival.