Scientology Counterattack: Commenters of the Week! - 2012-03-03

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F11.png Scientology Counterattack: Commenters of the Week! March 3, 2012, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

Spake the hobbit-sized monarch: "No living man may hinder me!" And then, to everyone's surprise in the courtroom... There's been so much enturbulation in the underground bunker lately, it's been hell on the cats, who just want to catch up on their sleep. So we installed one of those kitty hi-rises this week and it was an instant hit. The little carnivores are remaining more calm in their tiny carpeted condos while the circuits and monitors and klaxons are going off like gunfire as all hell breaks loose in the Scientology watching world.

The mayhem started early this week, and we had to scramble to post a notice in our usual Sunday Funnies that the Tampa Bay Times had uncorked another major investigation -- in this case, a devastating piece by Drew Harwell that showed how a Scientology front group had teamed up with the Nation of Islam to suck dry an ailing Florida charter school.

That afternoon we described Harwell's hard-hitting piece in more detail, and also reported a surprising new development out of Israel -- Scientology's attorneys now say that church leader David Miscavige was only fibbing when he told "donors" in October that the new Ideal Org in Jaffa was a gleaming, finished, and open-for-business "new Church of Scientology." In fact, video of the facility was faked, according to a pretty stunning court filing.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology Counterattack: Commenters of the Week! | url = http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/03/scientology_cou.php | work = Runnin' Scared | publisher = Village Voice | date = March 3, 2012 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}