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How should we judge the rejection Scientology received in the heartland this week? - 2020-09-20

F347.png How should we judge the rejection Scientology received in the heartland this week? September 20, 2020, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

What a week it's been here at the Underground Bunker. On Monday, Episode Four of the 'Scientology Black Ops' series leaked to the Internet, with Bryan Seymour's damning look at how in 2004 Tom Cruise fired his legendary publicist Pat Kingsley with the help of Scientology's dirty tricks department. Then that evening we celebrated the stunning news that Leah Remini had won a second Emmy award for her A&E series, this time for the show's final episode, which featured two of Danny Masterson's rape accusers.

On Wednesday, we continued our series about Scientology's enablers and put the Los Angeles Times on notice for its recent lack of curiosity about Scientology. The next day was yet another online leak of a Scientology Black Ops episode, the fifth, and then that afternoon the shocking news that Scientology donor and Miami chiropractor Dennis Nobbe had dropped dead when he learned that he was going to jail while awaiting his trial on Medicare fraud. And then the week ended with Danny Masterson's court appearance on rape charges and the demurrer he filed to delay matters.

Whew. We haven't had a moment's rest, but we didn't want to overlook some other stories that unfolded this week, including an odd situation with the new Scientology Ideal Org in Kansas City.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = How should we judge the rejection Scientology received in the heartland this week? | url = https://tonyortega.org/2020/09/20/how-should-we-judge-the-rejection-scientology-received-in-the-heartland-this-week/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = September 20, 2020 | accessdate = September 20, 2020 }}