Report lays bare the Times' bias against Scientology - 2009-06-27

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F7.png Report lays bare the Times' bias against Scientology June 27, 2009, Pat Harney, Letters, Tampa Bay Times

The St. Petersburg Times' June 24 editorial The abuse behind Scientology's facade proves beyond doubt that any aura of objectivity in the Times' so-called "special report" was illusory. The report attempted to give the appearance of balance by quoting statements from Church of Scientology representatives, but the editorial exposes this exercise as a hollow pretense.

The editorial uncritically accepts as true statements from a handful of former church staff without ever addressing their lack of credibility, their underlying motivations and the voluminous evidence proving their stories were false. These individuals lost their positions of authority within the church for incompetence and for serious misconduct. Your sources' statements to the Times plainly targeted the man who removed them, David Miscavige.


{{cite news | first = Pat | last = Harney | title = Report lays bare the Times' bias against Scientology | url = http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/article1013769.ece | work = Letters | publisher = Tampa Bay Times | date = June 27, 2009 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}