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Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Lawrence Wright in the New Yorker:

  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Lawrence Wright is an unbelievable journalist. I wonder if that Miscavige guy is full or uncontrollable rage right now.

    The level of reporting that story required makes my head spin.
  3. geddymurphy

    geddymurphy Member

    Fantastic work.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Took me the bulk of my afternoon to read this -- time well spent. It printed out at 50 pages but was riveting from start to finish. To anyone who hasn't read the three-part St. Pete Times series referenced throughout the article, that is also spectacular work.

    Those are some freaks there. And I'm convinced that if Haggis hadn't gone public, he might have died in some kind of "accident" already.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Well that's a National Magazine Award winner.

    Fantastic work and as previously noted, the amount and level of reporting is amazing.

    I wonder how many of the magazine's lawyers read it before publication?
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I hate Haggis. All that sheep stomach and stuff.
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    It was in the mail today so will be settling in to read it tonight. I saw that it was 25,000 words long. The tidbits I've seen, sounds epic.
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    What do you say to this? What can you say?
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Won't matter. The New Yorker will still probably get sued.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Well, they at least tried to check their facts...

    @gabrielsherman Gabriel Sherman

    Larry Wright tells the New Yorker podcast that the magazine sent 971 factchecking questions to the Church which caused "a major stir."
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's a grocery list for Wright Thompson.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Love the part where they catch the Church lying about Hubbard's medical records, and show him in a photo wearing medals that hadn't even been created yet. Somewhere, some Hollywood actor or producer is reading this tonight and having some serious doubts about his/her life, right?
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