Scientology "Ideal Orgs" Laid Bare In Our Thursday Stats Roundup!
by Tony Ortega, Village Voice. 13th Oct 2011
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... gy_ide.php
The article rates several of this weeks VV media stories as up/downstat. As also covered in OCMB media reports:
The Knowledge Report movie teaser clip of L.Ron Hubbard's great grandson: viewtopic.php?p=410503#p410503
The Phoenix New Times expose of the Idle Org there: viewtopic.php?p=410448#p410448Thursday's Stats: Upstat or Downstat? I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- I think Jamie DeWolf could become a huge problem for David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology. He's likable, he's charismatic, and he says the kinds of things about Hubbard that only a family member could -- devastating things that tear at the fabric of the LRH mystique. A huge downstat for the church, and we have to hand it to Mark Bunker for always finding a way to make Knowledge Report even more anticipated.
News of scientology's imminent opening of an "ideal org" at Inglewood of all places: viewtopic.php?p=410485#p410485Thursday's Stats: Upstat or Downstat? Another big downstat for the church. The media has really been behind the curve on the "Ideal Org" program (and I include myself in that criticism), but Ray's piece should prove a blueprint for other journalists who want to understand this bizarre real estate expansion at a time that Scientology is dwindling. [...continued in link...]
This seems to have become a regular feature at the Village Voice, so we'll keep it to this one new thread for future round-ups rather than posting it in all the referenced article threadsThursday's Stats: Upstat or Downstat? Have to call this one a downstat. When even a community newspaper is calling you "controversial" as you (supposedly) bring new business to town, you know your mission may be dead on arrival.
Here are some of the previous weeks "STATurday" Thursday 2pm round-ups:
Scientology Overseas: More Bad News in Australia, Israel, and the UK (UPDATED)
Scientology High School, Dating, and Super Powers! A Post-Countdown Roundup
Scientology Raided, Smacked Down in Court, and Accused of Killing Trees -- a Thursday Roundup