The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 14: The Los Angeles Times - 2020-09-16
What happened to the Los Angeles Times?
That's a question we've asked ourselves often in recent years as we've watched what was once one of the best investigators of Scientology's controversies become almost completely incurious about stories unfolding right in the newspaper's own backyard.
In 1990, a legendary series by LA Times reporters Joel Sappell and Robert Welkos rocked Scientology so hard, the church fired back by renting billboards to selectively quote from their work as a bizarre sort of turnabout.