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BBC v Scientology: A YouTube Story Starring John Sweeney

Title: BBC v Scientology: A YouTube Story Starring John Sweeney
Date: Friday, 25 May 2007
Publisher: Washington Post
Author: Emil Steiner
Main source: blog.washingtonpost.com

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Attention South Park writers looking for their next episode! (Comedy Central) While the verdict may still be out as to whether Scientology is a brainwashing cult or not, after a recent run-in with the BBC, two things are abundantly clear: Scientologists can't stand being called cult members, and they have the power to drive even seasoned journalists absolutely insane. BBC reporter John Sweeney, whose documentary "Scientology and Me" ends in a 40-second shouting match between him and Church spokesman Tommy Davis, ... [Read the rest at blog.washingtonpost.com]