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Note: Scientology's version of the news can usually not be trusted. A prime example of the cult's manipulative tactics can be found here:
Scientology Cult Forges Photographs See how the Church of Scientology forged fotos in a press release.
Keep in mind that news and PR is the responsibility of the Office of Special Affairs, also known for its hate and harassment campaigns, as well as its attempts to stiffle free speech:
Bezazian headed something called the Scientology Parishioners League, a new organization that Office of Special Affairs vice president Janet Weiland had asked volunteers like Bezazian to form for just such emergencies. In the few months the parishioners' league had been operating, Bezazian and her cohorts had followed up on OSA tips by pressuring television networks, radio stations and newspapers to drop negative content about the church.
Bezazian never knew how OSA agents got their information. She only knew that once she was given a tip, the church relied on her to harangue editors and TV producers until the offending material was removed. During Bezazian's short association with the parishioners' league, the organization managed to convince a few editors to pull material. But in general, the group had little effect. Scientology had suffered so much negative press for so many years that Bezazian and her small cadre could do little to stem the tide.
Sympathy For The Devil, New Times Los Angeles, Sep. 27, 2001
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