Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:29 am

Washington Post (On Faith section): Renowned journalist throws the book at Scientology, by Daniel Burke, Jan. 31, 2013, http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ ... story.html

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:02 am

Die Welt "The World" (German newspaper): Die Geheimnisse eines gefährlichen Glaubens,(The mysteries of a dangerous faith) 28.01.13, Von Uwe Schmitt http://www.welt.de/kultur/literarischew ... ubens.html
Macht Geld! Macht mehr Geld!

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:12 am

KPCC (Southern California Public Radio): Lawrence Wright’s 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief', Jan. 31, 2013, http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/20 ... hollywood/

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:16 am

The Guardian (UK): Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright – review, by Sukhdev Sandhu, Feb. 2, 2013, http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/fe ... ght-review
...the quack who would be king.

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:19 pm

Movieline: 'Going Clear' Author: Time For Tom Cruise To 'Open His Eyes' To Scientology, by Frank Digiacomo Feb. 4, 2013, http://movieline.com/2013/02/04/tom-cru ... iew-video/

Hee hee. Digiacomo got a comment from CoS that called it an "Error-filled unsubstantiated bigoted anti-Scientology book."

Digiacomo's piece is based on the MSNBC: Morning Joe interview with Lawrence Wright, excerpt at http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3036789/

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:33 pm

New York Observer: Can’t Handle The Truth? How a New Yorker Reporter and a Team of Fact-Checkers Took on the Church of Scientology, by Dan Duray, Jan. 29, 2013, http://observer.com/2013/01/cant-handle ... ientology/

This goes back to the core of the Going Clear book, the New Yorker article on Paul Haggis.

Slate linked to this article on Feb. 5, http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/ ... paper.html

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:50 pm

Canada might release the book!
Toronto Star: Knopf U.S. investigating publishing Scientology tell-all in Canada, by Greg Quill, Feb. 5, 2013, http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/bo ... anada.html

The Daily Beast picked up this story: FINGERS CROSSED: Canada Looks to Issue Scientology Book, Feb. 5, 2013 http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/201 ... -book.html

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:07 am

The Colbert Report will interview Lawrence Wright Wednesday,Feb. 6 at 11:30 PM on Comedy Central.

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:33 am

San Antonio Current: Lawrence Wright paints a troubling portrait of Scientology, by Michael Barajas, Feb. 6, 2013, http://sacurrent.com/arts/visualart/law ... -1.1439521
They quote Wright as pro-Freud, calling his work
free and open inquiry into the motivations of human behavior
which needs a rewrite. I summarized Freud's fraud, and unscientific attacks on critics, at viewtopic.php?f=9&t=201711

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:20 pm

NPR (National Public Radio): Hollywood Hot Shots, Scientology And A Story Worth The Risk In 'Going Clear', Feb. 6, 2013, http://www.npr.org/2013/02/06/171096563 ... oing-clear

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:30 pm

Christian Science Monitor: Hollywood Hot Shots, Scientology And A Story Worth The Risk In 'Going Clear,' by Molly Driscoll, Feb. 6, 2013, http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter- ... -in-Canada

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Marcab » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:49 pm

Here's the video from Lawrence Wright's appearance on the Colbert Report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8B3ead8 ... wA&index=1

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by AngryGayPope » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:54 pm

Marcab wrote:Here's the video from Lawrence Wright's appearance on the Colbert Report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8B3ead8 ... wA&index=1
His appearance on Colbert was great. Colbert even did an intro section before the commercial break and intererview. That is uncommon.

Then colbert spouted off scientologese words. It was hilarious!

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:06 am

The Economist: The Church of Scientology - In search of answers, Feb. 9, 2013, http://www.economist.com/news/books-and ... ch-answers

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Re: Media Explosion on Lawrence Wright's Going Clear book

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:27 am

The Guardian (UK): Scientology hides from grave allegations behind the mask of religion - L Ron Hubbard's church is under increasing attack, but by calling itself a religion Scientology is shielded from scrutiny, by John Sweeney, Feb. 7, 2013,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... k-religion
This covers his book Church of Fear, Lawrence Wright's book, the libel laws in the UK, and taking advantage of religious privilege.

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