consider to be occupied, and where Scientology has been the subject of the occasional hearings.

So, Tony Ortega? Get busy. All you moneybags editors out there? This guy could write you a good story. Kaus? While the Kotkin-parsing has its charms ... where do you stand on L. Ron?

Posted by at June 10, 2002 01:55 PM

I've always suspected the major newspapers and mags try and steer clear of laying into the "church" too hard, for fear of alienating big stars like Travolta and pals.

Posted by: Emily at June 10, 2002 02:06 PM

Emily -- actually the L.A. Times, New Times and Time magazine have all taken pretty healthy cracks at the Church....

Posted by: Matt Welch at June 10, 2002 02:14 PM

Great idea Matt.
While they're at it, the reporter should talk about how and why the Scientology cult induction center on Sunset became a polling place.
This gives it an air of credibility and forces unsuspecting neighbors to enter that brainwashing tank. It's shameful.
I've searched the internet many times and have found no news stories on this.

Posted by: rallyingpoint at June 10, 2002 03:10 PM

Jesus, is that true? Apalling if so.

Posted by: Patrick Nielsen Hayden at June 10, 2002 07:04 PM

Goof. My bad. But I did read somewhere about Travolta refusing to grant interviews to rags that shred on Scientology.

Posted by: Emily at June 11, 2002 12:35 PM
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