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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:28 PM

Rupert Murdoch calls Scientologists 'creepy' and maybe 'evil'

Source: LA Times

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has put his two cents in on the news that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced.

"Watch Katie Holmes & Scientology story. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people," Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp. tweeted Sunday morning.

Murdoch's tweet followed Friday's news that Holmes had filed for divorce from Cruise after five years of marriage.



Read more: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-rupert-scientologist-0120701,0,419588.story



Pot, meet kettle.

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Reply Rupert Murdoch calls Scientologists 'creepy' and maybe 'evil' (Original post)
SunSeeker Jul 2012 OP
pam4water Jul 2012 #1
ejbr Jul 2012 #18
StopTheNeoCons Jul 2012 #48
Adenoid_Hynkel Jul 2012 #29
MrModerate Jul 2012 #37
DesertDiamond Jul 2012 #40
pam4water Jul 2012 #56
KurtNYC Jul 2012 #46
Skittles Jul 2012 #2
Posteritatis Jul 2012 #14
Skittles Jul 2012 #16
FrodosPet Jul 2012 #19
Skittles Jul 2012 #21
FrodosPet Jul 2012 #22
Skittles Jul 2012 #32
FrodosPet Jul 2012 #41
PatrynXX Jul 2012 #28
PatrynXX Jul 2012 #27
rdmtimp Jul 2012 #52
MrModerate Jul 2012 #38
Kennah Jul 2012 #3
Tabasco_Dave Jul 2012 #13
freshwest Jul 2012 #25
KurtNYC Jul 2012 #47
teknomanzer Jul 2012 #53
L0oniX Jul 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Jul 2012 #5
freshwest Jul 2012 #26
Grassy Knoll Jul 2012 #6
edbermac Jul 2012 #7
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #10
Iliyah Jul 2012 #8
wordpix Jul 2012 #9
FrodosPet Jul 2012 #11
RufusTFirefly Jul 2012 #12
sofa king Jul 2012 #15
EFerrari Jul 2012 #34
The Wizard Jul 2012 #17
MrModerate Jul 2012 #39
FLAprogressive Jul 2012 #20
Bryan Jul 2012 #23
DBoon Jul 2012 #24
Tom Ripley Jul 2012 #30
Dawson Leery Jul 2012 #31
FrodosPet Jul 2012 #42
Dawson Leery Jul 2012 #54
kestrel91316 Jul 2012 #33
crunch60 Jul 2012 #35
FrodosPet Jul 2012 #43
w4rma Jul 2012 #36
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #44
Javaman Jul 2012 #45
Yavin4 Jul 2012 #49
Ter Jul 2012 #50
slackmaster Jul 2012 #51
ButterflyBlood Jul 2012 #55

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:31 PM

1. Pot Kettle :D n/t

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Response to pam4water (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:48 PM

18. True that..

it takes one to know one.

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Response to ejbr (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:09 AM

48. Yeah, Rupert, surprised you're not one of 'em....nt

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Response to pam4water (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:44 PM

29. L. Ron Hubbard-ite, Murdoch employee and fake journalist Greta Van Susteran must love to hear this

Apparently, Murdoch never bothers to look at his own primetime line-up, or he'd realize he had one of those 'creepy' and 'evil' types on his payroll hosting a show.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 05:06 AM

37. I don't think he cares whether he employs a Scientologist or not . . .

He's well past the point in life when he has to even be civil (and I mean wealth, not age), let alone polite. And for certain sure he doesn't disqualify anyone for being evil. I mean, look at the rest of the Fox lineup.

Murdock is bitch-slapping Scientologists because he can. And this isn't the first time he's unloaded on them.

Thus proving that even the slimiest person on the planet has one or two good traits.

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Response to pam4water (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 05:59 AM

40. Damn! You beat me to it!!! LOL!

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Response to DesertDiamond (Reply #40)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 06:23 PM

56. Hehe yeah

took everything I had not to say first post with that

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Response to pam4water (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:47 AM

46. Yes. This is coming from a guy who looks in the mirror every day at creepy and evil.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:32 PM

2. what a fuckwad

he just loves prying into the private lives of others, doesn't he? he can FUCK HIMSELF

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:33 PM

14. Accurate description of scientologists, though. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:43 PM

16. sorry but

I don't find Scientologists that much nuttier than the average "faithful"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:02 PM

19. You can print a million Bibles, no one will bother you

If you talk about Xenu and the OT levels, the Church of Scientology will sue and harass you.

Feel free to check out http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology_collected_Operating_Thetan_documents - if you dare - and get back to us on the "nuttier" thing.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:03 PM

21. I've never been bothered by a Scientologist

but sanctimonious Christians love banging on my door

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:15 PM

22. No, they don't bangon your door.

They let the process server do that if you criticize them.

Anyhow, maybe this isn't "nuttier" than other religions, but it's damn sure not any LESS nutty:

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http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology%27s_%27Operating_Thetan%27_documents_leaked_online

~ snip ~

It is not until 'OT3' when you learn the true beginning of Scientology. In Hubbard's own hand written notes, he begins to describe a series of "76 planets around larger stars founded 95,000,000 years ago" which he says "are visible from here ."

From those planets, which were over populated by "about 250 million per planet," came a "head of the Galactic Federation" named Xenu who solved the overpopulation by sending mass amounts of his people to Earth somewhere between "75,000,000 and 4 qadrillion years ago." Hubbard says that he brought them to Earth and dropped them off inside volcanoes on an island he describes as Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Xenu then captured the ones who escaped after 36 days and exploded the remaining individuals with a hydrogen bomb. Xenu was later "captured after six years of battle" and Earth had since become a "desert."

It is also said at this level, an implant, in what Hubbard calls an "engram" will be given in which the individual can "see pictures." However these pictures are not to be "stuck" or permanent.

~ snip ~

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:12 AM

32. ---

but please, how is that planet nonsense any sillier than virgin birth and rising from the dead???

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Response to Skittles (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:47 AM

41. More, less, or equally nutty, what's the difference?

The whole point comes down to "Is using the legal system and sometimes law enforcement officers to harass your critics immoral?"

Is allowing the death of a disturbed young lady (Lisa McPherson) immoral?

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http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Scientology_cult:_Lisa_McPherson_death_report

"This file has been on the internet for awhile but it is hard to find so that is why it's being posted on Wikileaks. This file is important because this is the actual report done by Scientologists who were in charge of keeping Lisa McPherson in confinement, which is where she died. Search for Lisa McPherson on Google and you will find this document, after much searching. This is being leaked because this is the official Church of Scientology recount of the days leading up to Lisa McPherson's death. Lisa McPherson has been dead for more than 10 years now, but this document is still important, as it gives a glimpse into what she went through."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Lisa_McPherson

Lisa McPherson (February 10, 1959 December 5, 1995) was a member of the Church of Scientology who died of a pulmonary embolism while under the care of the Flag Service Organization (FSO), a branch of the Church of Scientology. Following the report of the state's medical examiner that indicated that Lisa was a victim of negligent homicide, the Church of Scientology was indicted on two felony charges, "abuse and/or neglect of a disabled adult" and "practicing medicine without a license."

The charges against the Church of Scientology were dropped after the state's medical examiner changed the cause of death from "undetermined" to an "accident" on June 13, 2000. A civil suit brought by her family against the Church was settled on May 28, 2004.

~ snip ~

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If you can read this and say these are not evil people to put her through this abuse, then I don't know what to say. Are other religions nutty, sometimes evil? Yes. But why does that even matter? The other religions deserve attention, but the Church of $cientology is the focus of this thread.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:44 PM

28. only Johova's Witnesses and get out the vote

bang on our door.

must live in a crazy right wing town..

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:38 PM

27. one of the rare times I have to agree with him...

it's a cult. ie the extreme version of any one faith. and it's all about $$

was surprised Rachel Weisz married into one. Wish her luck.. Although Tom Cruise comes off more controlling than Daniel Craig.

Scientology would be the Mel Gibson (catholics) wing of Science Fiction wingnuts.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:19 PM

52. When did Daniel Craig become a Scientologist?

I've never heard anything about him being CO$.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 05:09 AM

38. Indulging in schadenfreude over Tom Cruise's troubles . . .

Doesn't constitute prying, in my book.

Unless of course, he's hacked into Holmes' phone while she was talking to her attorney.

No, watching Cruise crash & burn is a sport anyone can enjoy.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:32 PM

3. Two other gangs are about to fight. This ain't our fight. Just watch and enjoy.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:32 PM

13. Those two have a reputation for fighting dirty!

This could be a good show!

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Response to Kennah (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:37 PM

25. Yup. Wonder if Murdoch joined Pappy Bush and the Moonies. Or will propose to Katie..

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Response to Kennah (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:50 AM

47. Murdoch vs. Scientology =

We all win.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:12 PM

53. Please destroy each other...

The world gains from their loss.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:33 PM

4. Oh great ...I agree with him ...they are creepy.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:35 PM

5. Rupert is an expert on creepy and evil

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:37 PM

26. +1

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:44 PM

6. Obviously he has never seen "the five" ....n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:48 PM

7. He found out they were creepy and evil when he was hacking Tom's phone.

Asshole.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:18 PM

10. LOL. Wonder what else he's been holding back....

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:49 PM

8. But the GOP prez candidate is a mormon go figure

and Murdock and his fellow 1% are given money to Mittens, and they are the ones that have promoting Pres O's religion as bad.... a Christian????

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:15 PM

9. Rupert, are you tapping Tom Cruise's phone now?

He certainly knows all about Scientology and Cruise.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:27 PM

11. If we want to stay off the "Suppressive Persons" list

We might want to dial it back a bit.

http://www.xenu.net/cb-faq.html



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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:29 PM

12. One more reminder that even a stopped clock is right twice a day. n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:35 PM

15. You know you're evil when other evil people think you're evil.

Hitler, Pol Pot, and Ted Bundy are in a bar in Hell when Dick Cheney walks in.

"Now we're fucked," says Hitler.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:05 AM

34. LOL

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:46 PM

17. So the guy running

the christo / fascist propaganda arm for the radical right thinks Scientology is evil but he's OK with a guy who belongs to an organization the subscribes to the notion that god lives on the planet Kolob with his many mistresses. Their scripture diminishes African ancestry claiming dark skinned people are sub human. Pox News is the vomit bag of broadcasting. Murdoch would make Goebbels blush.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 05:11 AM

39. You were looking for consistency?

Sorry, we've been out of that for years.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:02 PM

20. what do they say about broken clocks again?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:17 PM

23. Please tell me this is going to escalate into an ugly PR war between Murdoch and Scientology

I could really use the laughs.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:31 PM

24. Rupert just can't stand the competition

He alone is allowed to be creepy and evil.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:49 PM

30. He's just trying to draw attention away from Romney's cult

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:07 AM

31. The cult of right wing "media", Fox "News" and AM/GOP Hate Radio IS EVIL!

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:53 AM

42. Does that mean the Co$ is NOTevil?

If one's enemies are evil, then they must be good?

I don't get it. I don't believe it.

Anyhow, as I have pointed out to others, feel free to do some research. Wikileaks has a substantial archive about them. Operation Clambake, at http://xenu.net has a great deal of information about their history of litigation and harassment.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #42)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:21 PM

54. Scientology is absolutely evil.

Murdoch got one thing right in his sad life.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:43 AM

33. Uh, okey dokey.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 02:28 AM

35. The Creepy mogul Murdoch, calling scientology Creepy.. Why isn't this guy in prison!

 

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #35)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:59 AM

43. Because you have to be charged, tried, and convicted

Not that he necessarily shouldn't be, but fortunately we cannot say "everyone we don't like should be in prison because I think they should be in prison".

Except for "enemy combatants", of course. Which is a problem. Do we want to make that problem even worse by throwing even more people in prison?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 02:40 AM

36. ...

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:46 AM

44. I think that's something most everyone can agree with

 

the history of the church of Scientology is pretty scary. They're one skull shaped island away from being taken down by James Bond.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:39 AM

45. The magic 33 number...

apparently. mr. jumping-on-the-couch has divorced each of his wives when they were 33 years old.

is that some sort of magic space alien number that scifi-ology nuts think important?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:53 AM

49. This Is Like The Sith Lord Calling Voldermort "Creepy" and "Evil" n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:55 PM

50. In other news, the Sun rose this morning again

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 05:46 PM

51. That's probably enough to get him designated an SP2 without further effort.

 

Maybe higher because of his visibility.

I had to repeatedly put unauthorized copies of Dianetics and the study materials for OT3 on Web sites before legal counsel Helena Kobrin could be bothered to send me a nasty "Cease and desist" email.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:24 AM

55. You know what they say about a broken clock....

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