Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Surviving Scientology Surviving Scientology

Karen de la Carriere has just launched a new YouTube channel called Surviving Scientology.  She is going to be making short videos covering various aspects of her 35 year journey within the “Church” of Scientology. She promises to cover breaking news and explain things outsiders may not understand. What is an “O/W write up?”... [Read more of this review]


Going Clear Going Clear

Lawrence Wright has been on a book tour promoting his new expose of Scientology, Going Clear.  I had a chance to see him interviewed by Kim Masters at a book event in L.A. last week.  It was a great night.  Lawrence had a very receptive audience who were amazed to hear stories about the Sea Org, disconnection, Free Loader debts and the blind eye... [Read more of this review]


Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker

There is no better source for news about Scientology than Tony Ortega’s blog, The Underground Bunker.  When Tony Ortega recently announced he was leaving his position as Editor of the Village Voice to write a book about Scientology, it was at once exciting and sad because no one in the media understands Scientology as well as Tony.  His book... [Read more of this review]


Scientology PR on Glenn Beck Show in 2000 Scientology PR on Glenn Beck Show in 2000

I was digging through my archives and I found a portion of a Glenn Beck radio show from March 2000.  Beck was merely a local boy in Tampa, Florida and not yet the major loon who would be propelled to fame and fortune by FOX News.  Instead he invited on some loons from Scientology’s public relations arm, Al Buttnor and Pat Harney.  Harney was... [Read more of this review]


Mark Bunker on Radio Paul’s Radio Rants Mark Bunker on Radio Paul’s Radio Rants

I appeared on the Radio Paul show yesterday.  Here’s the show in case you missed it.  We talked about my background (which I’m not so sure people really care about), the covert ops Scientology’s Guardians Office ran in the 1970′s, the game changing moments that have reshaped the fight against corporate Scientology’s fraud... [Read more of this review]


Lawsuit Over Death at Georgia Narconon Lawsuit Over Death at Georgia Narconon

People ask me all the time when someone in the government is going to do something about Scientology’s fraud and abuse.  I have pretty much given up hope that politicians or the courts will tackle Scientology head-on but the recent deaths at Narconon facilities in the U.S. have drawn attention to at least one aspect of Scientology’s deceptive... [Read more of this review]


The Duke’s Master Spies The Duke’s Master Spies

The news broke a few days ago that two long time PI’s for the Church of Scientology are suing the group after the church reneged on their lifetime commitment of employment.  C’mon guys, these former L.A. cops are mere wogs.  Their lifetimes are surely a drop in the bucket compared to the billion year commitment you get from all your... [Read more of this review]


Progress Continues on Knowledge Report Progress Continues on Knowledge Report

I took a break from editing in the past couple weeks to head up to L.A. and do a couple more interviews for my new documentary, Knowledge Report.  Tory Christman has been my friend since she left Scientology.  She sat down with me to talk about her experiences both inside the organization and what actions they have taken against her since she publicly... [Read more of this review]


A Queer and Pleasant Danger A Queer and Pleasant Danger

I’ve been reading Kate Bornstein’s new book and I highly recommend it.  It is tremendously entertaining and often laugh out loud funny.   Her transgender journey from Al Borstein to Kate Bornstein is fascinating enough but the trip detours through Scientology and the Sea Org and gives us a unique perspective of what it was like to be... [Read more of this review]


Beyond Belief – Jenna Miscavige Hill’s New Book Beyond Belief – Jenna Miscavige Hill’s New Book

There have been some incredible books released on Scientology in the last few years but this one looks like it has the most potential to reveal new insights into the current leadership of the organization while stirring up massive media interest.  The niece of David Miscavige, Jenna Miscavige Hill, will be sharing her experiences inside Scientology... [Read more of this review]


Scientology Tries to Turn the Headleys Into Spies Scientology Tries to Turn the Headleys Into Spies

Tony Ortega published an article today about Scientology trying to shake down Marc and Claire Headley over a $40,000 court judgement.  The Village Voice posted the letter Scientology’s lawyers sent to the Headleys which offered to forgive the judgement if Marc and Claire would turn over the rights to Marc’s book Blown for Good, keep their... [Read more of this review]


Narconon Arrowhead Narconon Arrowhead

This past weekend I traveled to Canadian, Oklahoma to attend the protest at Scientology’s flagship drug rehab program.  While there, I interviewed two people who have been working hard to draw attention to the dangers posed by untrained staff treating addicted patients with L. Ron Hubbard’s tech. Colin Henderson was a patient at Arrowhead... [Read more of this review]


Narconon Deaths Explored on NBC Narconon Deaths Explored on NBC

Rock Center did a great piece last night on the recent deaths at Scientology’s Narconon Arrowhead facility in Canadian, Oklahoma.  Family members talked about how they were led to believe there was no connection to Scientology before sending their kids to the drug rehab program.  David Love was interviewed about his experiences at Narconon and... [Read more of this review]


Rock Center on Scientology Rock Center on Scientology

During the whole TomKat divorce drama, NBC’s Rock Center did a nice piece about Scientology featuring interviews with Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder, Bert Leahy, Jamie DeWolf and others.  They also take us to the birthplace of Dianetics for a quickie primer on what the church wants you to know about auditing and e-meters.  Read More →


E-Meter Called a Scam E-Meter Called a Scam

Australian TV has been taking a close look at all things Scientology for a few years now.  This time, they examined the e-meter so closely that they had to disassemble it to look at its component parts.  Paul Schofield is interviewed along with an electrical engineer and an evil psych in this report from A Current Affair. Inside Edition did a similar... [Read more of this review]


Scientology Ruins Hip Hop Family Scientology Ruins Hip Hop Family

Tony Ortega has run a couple pieces about Mimi Faust who is currently on the VH1 reality show Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta.  She has revealed to that audience that her mother joined the Sea Org and pressure was applied on then 13-year-old Mimi to sign her own billion year contract.  When Mimi refused, she lost her mom to Scientology.  Read More →


The Return of the World Class Idiot The Return of the World Class Idiot

I had forgotten about John Bowen Brown II who seems to me one of the dopiest guys around.  He engaged me in a silly exchange of emails and then sent a legal threat to me.  (Side note, Brown’s business at the time was selling legal services.) Today I got an email from a reporter, asking me about Brown and Anonymous. Dear Mr. Bunker, I am a reporter... [Read more of this review]


Ask An Atheist Ask An Atheist

I appeared for an hour on this radio show from the Seattle area.  We talked about Scientology and how it related to the Tom Cruise Katie Holmes divorce as well as the treatment of members in the Sea Org, recruitment, abuse of members and the history of the group and of L. Ron Hubbard. This video is my edit of the raw interview.  The hosts trimmed... [Read more of this review]


Two Canadian Radio Shows Two Canadian Radio Shows

During the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes Divorce-apalooza week, I appeared on a number of Canadian radio shows.  For some reason, the cry came out from Canadians to get a wise and bearded perspective on the whole Scientology issue.  In 24 hours I had done several shows including the Scott Sloan show and these two broadcasts in which I had to pack in a lot... [Read more of this review]


Karen de la Carriere’s Son Dies Karen de la Carriere’s Son Dies

Karen was married to the president of the Church of Scientology, Heber Jentzsch.  They had a son together named Alexander.  I spoke with Karen about her experiences in and out of Scientology for my film, Knowledge Report: The Rise and Fall of the Church of Scientology.  She told me how they had to petition Scientology management to have a child. When... [Read more of this review]


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