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« on: June 17, 2010, 10:17:53 PM »

I`ve heard that the next BBC Panorama documentary  about Scientology
is going to surface in July.

John Sweeney will be back.

For those that live in Zimbabwe, and missed the last outing.
Read about it here..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_and_Me

 The episode garnered the highest ratings for Panorama since September of the previous year, with a peak of 4.9 million viewers in the UK.

Or look for "Scientology and me " on youtube.

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 08:01:42 AM »

I wonder which one of Ron's policies they will use this time to increase viewing figures!!

Whichever one it it is let me tell you in advance " good job""!

regards
Martin
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 11:33:36 AM »

                                    A Panorama Special:

                  Secrets of Scientology, BBC One, Tuesday, 28 September


These are picked up and screened worldwide.

The last John Sweeney expose of Scientology caused a shit storm
that has given Scientology its public image ever since.

Looking forward to the 28th.

Just a reminder....  Due to Scientology`s litigious nature, you can bet
that all claims made in the documentary can be proven true in a court of law.
The BBC ain`t going to take any chances.

A must watch for all Scientologists.  Finally you can find out what Miscavige
is really like. Make an informed decision before you part with any more of your hard earned money. Then either continue to believe the happy lie, or
face the sad truth ~!!!


Here is a teaser...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GZOBFo1m0g
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 02:55:02 PM »

  What really happened last time John Sweeney started asking the tough questions

Here is a reply to a comment on Marty`s blog written by Mike Rinder.

Dr Faust,

Tommy Davis spent months under house arrest at the FLB on MEST work and being sec checked by Jessica (his future bride) after he BLEW in the middle of the BBC program “handling.” He had made a string of horrific blunders, but the worst was to inform John Sweeney that he reported directly to Miscavige (which he did, hourly — no “minutely”) which then put Miscavige in the position of actually knowing about the program and thus “avoiding” being interviewed rather than claiming it was so unimportant it never reached his lines.

I had been taken out of the Hole by Miscavige to “lick Tommy’s asshole” (effectively be his gofer and report to Miscavige what he was doing). I was not to say or do anything other than be present and get Tommy coffee or pick lint off his Hugo Boss suits. Then Tommy screwed up for the last time and he took off. He drove his BMW M6 to Vegas where he holed up in the Wynn Hotel. I was left to “deal with” the BBC and was despatched to London forthwith.

I spent weeks there trying to deal with the allegations that Miscavige was (in the words of John Sweeney) “the thumping Pope of Scientology”. I did everything I could to keep that claim out of the program. After the show aired, I was relieved as Miscavige was hardly mentioned. Miscavige of course then went on a tirade about how I had failed to handle it and “if he had been there, the show never would have aired.” I was ordered to report to St Hill to dig ditches, never to return to the US (that was Dear Leader’s country).

I walked out the door of Fitzroy Street (the early site of HASI London, now preserved as an LRH museum) and instead of getting the train to East Grinstead I went to Leicester Square and have not looked back since.

I am quite certain this program WILL mention Miscavige….

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/bbc-one-panorama-finally/#comments

PS...

It’s s full hour long – no Ad breaks on the BBC.

Documentary
The Secrets of ScientologyTuesday 28 September
9:00pm – 10:00pm
BBC1
Reporter John Sweeney follows up on his initial investigation into the Church of Scientology, which resulted in an explosive confrontation with the religion’s officials. In this Panorama special he is joined by a member-turned-whistleblower, who offers to provide him with an insider’s view of the organisation, and helps him to reveal some of its more closely guarded secrets.
VIDEO Plus+: 9157
Subtitled, Widescreen


The countdown has begun.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 10:55:29 AM »

  Amy Scobee  comments on the looming BBC execution of Scientology.

I agree with Marty. Notice BBC’s song selection for this ad, which begins… “They say that you’re a run-around lover”.

Amongst other things, Scientology accused John Sweeney of having an affair with me. During a deposition a few months ago, their lead council handed me a photograph of us “kissing”. I took one look at the photo and burst out laughing. Then came a series of questions about how much time I spent alone with him and all the rest. The photo they took was during a hug good-bye after 2 days of shooting — we were a group of eleven people standing directly outside the Int base along the highway, and my husband was there too.

The lawyer’s response? “We’ll see what the jury has to say about that!”

WHATEVER! They are so obviously grasping for ANYTHING. I have my own video footage of what happened – and 10 other witnesses. Obviously such intimidation tactics didn’t prevent BBC from going forward with their program. And it hasn’t prevented me from speaking out on numerous channels and putting out my book to expose their abuse.

Amy
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 10:58:14 AM »

    The guy who wrote "Scientology ...Cult of greed and power  for TIME magazine
comments on the looming BBC doco.

Hi everyone, Richard Behar here. Sweeney, kudos — you had me spitting up in laughter. Let’s get together again when you’re not being chased. Mike [Rinder], for me it’s not a matter of having lacked courage, so much as not wanting to spend another 10 years in litigation, etc., unless I felt I could move the ball at least 30 yards down the field from where I left things. That’s what I always told people when asked if I’d do another piece. Too many of those years in litigation morphed me into a part-time reporter [read: less time for other exposes that I felt should be done.] That said, I may return to it in a book someday. All best to you. -Rich
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 09:13:25 AM »


                    The Secrets of Scientology

Reporter John Sweeney's last investigation into the Church of Scientology resulted in an explosive confrontation with church officials. This time, in a Panorama Special, one of those officials has turned whistleblower to help him reveal the dark secrets of the church, which boasts Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its devotees.......

more here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v1ykr
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 08:47:25 AM »

          John Sweeney revisits the Church of Scientology

In 2007, while investigating the Church of Scientology for Panorama, reporter John Sweeney had a dramatic on-camera confrontation with a church spokesman named Tommy Davis. The church was accusing the reporter of bias and it attempted to stop the documentary from being broadcast - a campaign backed by Scientology A-lister John Travolta. Sweeney has returned to investigate the church again.

Panorama Archive: Scientology and Me

I never meant to shout.

Strangers had been on my tail. Scientologist Tommy Davis and his colleague Mike Rinder - my handlers - had been on my case, day in and day out.

They had taken me to an exhibit called 'Psychiatry: Industry of Death' on Hollywood Boulevard, where a Scientologist told me psychiatrists set up the Holocaust. I feared I was being brain-washed.

And then I lost it - big time.

The Church of Scientology put out my impression of an exploding tomato onto the internet which millions had a laugh at courtesy of YouTube.

It was no way for me to behave. I apologised then and I apologise now.

Shortly after that programme, Scientology & Me, aired in 2007, I received a tip-off that Mike Rinder had left the church.

Three years on and my old adversary came to me to shed some light on what had been going on behind the scenes in the days leading up to my infamous meltdown and screaming session in Los Angeles.

Now an independent Scientologist, Mike is critical of the church and of its leader David Miscavige, who was actor Tom Cruise's best man at his wedding to Katie Holmes.

Mike, 55, wanted to meet and talk about his life in the church, which he was a part of from the age of six.

'Freed'


He began by telling me about the moment when he decided to get out: "I knew as I was walking out - that was the last time I would ever talk to my wife, my children, the rest of my family. I couldn't take it anymore. When I left I felt I had been freed."

The church acknowledges some Scientologists choose to sever communications with family members who leave. The church says it is a fundamental human right to cease communication with someone. It adds disconnection is used against expelled members and those who attack the church.

During our investigation in 2007, black SUVs with tinted windows appeared to be following our team as we carried out interviews. A mystery man who we suspected was from the church also appeared to be keeping tabs on us at breakfast in our LA hotel each morning.

At the time, I put my suspicions of being under surveillance to Tommy Davis. He responded: "I don't know what you're talking about. It seems to me you're getting a bit paranoid."

Mike Rinder has since given me a different answer.

"Was I being paranoid?" I asked him when we met again.

"No, you were being followed. No doubt whatsoever," he told me.

Mike said he should know as it was he and Tommy Davis who were doing some of the covert surveillance.

Mike said he and Tommy were reporting back on our movements to David Miscavige's office every few minutes or so.

Through its UK lawyers, the firm Carter-Ruck, the church deny spying on us and reject Mike Rinder's version of events dating back to 2007.

Celebrity members

The public face of the church is as a force for good, perhaps most familiar to the public for their offers of free stress tests at their shopfront centres in major cities.

Its star members include Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Juliette Lewis.

When I interviewed Alley in 2007 and put the question to her that many believe Scientology to be a sinister brain-washing cult, she replied: "Would you ever sit with a Jew and tell them that their religion is a cult?"

When I asked the same question of Juliette Lewis, star of the film Natural Born Killers, she replied: "Some people say women are really stupid and shouldn't have the vote."

Scientology's LA celebrity centre
The church is popular among some Hollywood celebrities

The church said it is a religion and is recognised as such in America for tax purposes. It denies emphatically that it is a cult and has maintained that I am biased.

Many ex-Scientologists disagree with the celebrities who defend the church.

Amy Scobee, now in her mid-40s, is a former member who said she believes it is "a dangerous cult". She was a member from the age of 14, much of her time in the church was spent as part of what is known as the Sea Org - the highly-disciplined wing that effectively runs the church's day to day operations.

Private details


When Ms Scobee left and began to criticise David Miscavige and the church intimate details of her sex life before she was married leaked to the St Petersburg Times in Florida newspaper.

The church admits sending the newspaper material about Ms Scobee's sex life, but said it was acceptable because the information was contained in an affidavit signed by her. They say it was not confidential.

Ms Scobee said she had disclosed those details but she believed they would remain confidential.

During our time in America for the latest Panorama, we were once again followed by people filming us, this time more openly than before. When we approached the people with cameras to ask them who they were with and what they were doing, they refused to answer our questions.

That is why I was somewhat grateful to Scientology's UK lawyers at Carter-Ruck when they sent the BBC photographs of me hugging Amy Scobee at the end of a long and at times harrowing series of interviews about her experiences.

The photographs were meant to demonstrate to my bosses at the BBC, once again, that I must be biased against the church as I was overly familiar with its critics.

This was, oddly enough, welcome proof that the people who had been following and filming us in the States were indeed working for the Church of Scientology. As Mike Rinder had said, I was not being paranoid - I was being followed.

The Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special, BBC One, Tuesday, 28 September at 2100BST and then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_9032000/9032278.stm

EDIT: As I write, this is also featured on the BBC News front page
A longer similar article is in todays Sunday Times, [UK]
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 09:01:33 AM »

               The Sunday Times had a double page article on the upcoming BBC Panorama sequel today.

See it here...

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3682/18602times1221130lo.jpg

Yes you can enlarge it enough to read !!!

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/15-media/mr-shouty-cruise-rematch-sunday-times-article-about-upcoming-bbc-panorama-72032/
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010, 09:43:44 AM »

                 John Sweeney hears why he was labelled a 'bigot'

Here is a teaser for the BBc`s one hour (no ads) documentary on Scientology.

I will get a link here the moment this doco is posted on the net.

Please try to understand how bad the screening of this Documentary
is for Scientology. High T/A in every org. With no remedy in sight.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_9030000/9030494.stm

Probably a better option to see the teaser...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5tRy-S3ib0
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010, 05:46:58 PM »

                       The Guardian

Tonight`s TV highlights.

                     The Secrets Of Scientology
9pm, BBC1

It's unfortunate that John Sweeney's last documentary exposing the church of Scientology was overshadowed by a scene of him blowing his top in a confrontation with the religion's officials. Tonight he has another go, this time accompanied by a former member-turned-whistleblower, who assists Sweeney in discovering more grisly truths about the secretive, aggressively litigious cult. DS

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/sep/28/trawlermen-this-is-england-86
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010, 06:17:21 PM »

  The BBC has been running yet another promo advertising tonights
screening.

This show will almost certainly be their highest ratings winner ever.
Scientology... prepare to have your naughty hole well
and truly violated over and over.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKal9BSTdjc
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2010, 08:34:30 AM »

It is on Brittish TV right now.
It made it to the screen.

I know for sure the BBC would have had a team of
lawyers arguing with the team of Scientology lawyers.

Regardless ...It is on now.

Expect to see it soon.

What a great day for common sense.
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 02:04:09 PM »

Here it is !!!!

Four parts  15 minutes each.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l42UrHDx4lE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NykEiJMP-Jo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcCuXDdKfSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOVCY8dezoA

Have fun.
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 03:35:21 PM »

             Mike Rinder autographing an ANON`S BBC sign...

http://picasaweb.google.com/anonspangly/20100928#5521987714608785810


More here.

Look how far we have come in such a short time...

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=20206
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