Friday, May 22, 2009

Scientology Pumps Old PR To Hide Bad News

"Let's sell these people a piece of blue sky." - L. Ron Hubbard

press release: A press release is different from a news article.

A news article is a compilation of facts developed by journalists published in the news media, whereas a press release is designed to be sent to journalists in order to encourage them to develop articles on a subject.

A press release is generally biased towards the objectives of the author. A press release is written in order to highlight an important event, program, or piece of information by an organization that succinctly describes the who, what, where, when, why and how of the story.

Today, Scientology has 11 PR pieces listed on GoogleNews. But it's all old news.

• Thai Research Nurse was last reported on the 9th of this month, not last week like recent one states.
• Washington farmer story was released back in March, but here it is again in todays listing.
• Nashville's new Celeb Center is reported here today, but opened up on April 26th, full of PR problems.

So what are they trying to push out of the picture?

• Over at Gawker,"Two former executives have been waging a court battle against Diskeeper, alleging the software company's CEO, a Scientologist, practiced religious discrimination. As it turns out, they have documents intended to prove it. ".
• At medpagetoday the president of the APA cites Scientolgy's offshoot, the CCHR, "a hate group". [video].
• The Daily KOS lets us know, Kirstie Alley and Scientology gets the MOTHERS Act all a-twitter.
• Over at Gawker,again,"Sarah Palin Throws Her Scientologist Adviser Under the Bus ".

And that's just here in the States. All in all, not a good week for Scientology.
So to keep things in the same upbeat mood, I'll leave you with this little video that popped up over at WWP yesterday. Old, but like NBC used to say, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you".

1 comment:

  1. Nice work. And that's without mentioning that the Church of Scientology goes on trial in France this Monday for fraud and being organised crime.