The big story missing from HBO’s Scientology Doc


Just watched HBO’s Scientology documentary based on Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Wright’s book is one I read last year and was fascinated by.

The documentary, as well as the book, goes into painstaking detail  as to the history of the founder of Scientology L.Ron Hubbard, the religion’s early years, the people in the religion who have left (some like Marty Rathburn who were at the highest levels), its charismatic leader David Miscavige and the stars that are associated with the religion. The most damming parts of the documentary appear to be the treatment of the people who have left the church and how the church has been able to avoid paying billions in taxes because of its religious designation.

The documentary debuted with rave reviews, as well as the biggest numbers HBO has seen in years.   Scientology, of course, has hit back responding to the documentary with full force.

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Big changes at MSNBC??

Andrew Lack
Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter by way of Newscom


Hollywood Reporter already has the rumor mill going and it seems to suggest big changes are in store  for Chris Hayes and Al Sharpton at MSNBC.

Already the network has axed Joy Reid and Ronan Farrow due to poor performance.  As I previously wrote, all of NBC News has been in a shambles of late with the brouhaha over Brian Williams and the anemic ratings of the Today Show and Meet The Press.

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