Category Media & Ethics

The Smear

Media & Ethics

October 26, 2018

The Smear

Through this book, one comes to realize that mainstream news is simply what someone has paid to get placed in front of you.

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The Media: “We Have Met The Enemy And It Is Us”

Media & Ethics

October 17, 2018

The Media: “We Have Met The Enemy And It Is Us”

Every time you share a meme or a column or a podcast or a video that you like or agree with, YOU become media.

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Walt Disney Would be Appalled that the Company he Founded is Inciting Religious Hate

Media & Ethics

October 17, 2018

Walt Disney Would be Appalled that the Company he Founded is Inciting Religious Hate

If Walt were alive today there’s no question Remini’s show would never exist on one of his networks.

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The Not-So-Magical Magic Kingdom

Media & Ethics

October 10, 2018

The Not-So-Magical Magic Kingdom

Why “family friendly” Disney would risk its reputation by sponsoring a hate show against a religious group begins to make...

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Fake News Isn’t News and It Isn’t New

Media & Ethics

October 2, 2018

Fake News Isn’t News and It Isn’t New

Some years ago, my local Church of Scientology was in a legal battle with an individual who was violating the law. We took...

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Disney Has a Problem

Media & Ethics

September 30, 2018

Disney Has a Problem

As a sad testimony to the bloodthirstiness of a portion of America’s viewing public, Remini’s show had a few people watching...

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If Even Saints are Smeared by the Media, Can We Believe What We Read?

Media & Ethics

September 28, 2018

If Even Saints are Smeared by the Media, Can We Believe What We Read?

Surely Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Prize in 1979 and was made a saint in 2016 would be a perfect candidate. To my...

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LAist Breakfast: Journalism With a Side of the Same Old Diatribe

Media & Ethics

September 21, 2018

LAist Breakfast: Journalism With a Side of the Same Old Diatribe

If Sofia Kercher had decided to be honest with Scientology Celebrity Center International about her intentions during her...

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Scientology: If You Don’t Know, Don’t Pretend to Know

Media & Ethics

July 13, 2018

Scientology: If You Don’t Know, Don’t Pretend to Know

We eventually won that particular battle—and many others. But we didn’t win it by waiting for newspapers to say nice things...

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The Honest View of Scientology

Media & Ethics

June 13, 2018

The Honest View of Scientology

What’s more, the high IQ free-thinker is much more likely to become curious about the effort by vested interests to drag...

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The Boogeyman Factory

Media & Ethics

May 19, 2018

The Boogeyman Factory

War is sold by a handful of madmen on the basis that every citizen of the enemy country spends every waking minute slobbering...

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Is Mainstream Media Guilty of Stirring Bigotry and Discrimination Against the Innocent?

Media & Ethics

April 27, 2018

Is Mainstream Media Guilty of Stirring Bigotry and Discrimination Against the Innocent?

Mainstream media is paid quite handsomely to manipulate public opinion. I’d like to tell you about a dirty little trick...

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Facebook—Corporate Versus Personal Responsibility

Media & Ethics

April 26, 2018

Facebook—Corporate Versus Personal Responsibility

I’ve been following with interest the story of how Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are responding to the recent public and...

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They Didn’t Add the “R”

Media & Ethics

April 21, 2018

They Didn’t Add the “R”

I realized that I could not always believe what I read, just because it appeared in a “respected” media source, by a “respected”...

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Information Cancer

Media & Ethics

April 15, 2018

Information Cancer

Incorrect news and information starts in one location and then metastasizes like cancer, spreading out and lodging in secondary...

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Scientologist Exposes Hollywood Bigotry in View of “The View”.

Media & Ethics

March 3, 2018

Scientologist Exposes Hollywood Bigotry in View of “The View”.

How an English teacher-turned-comedian, became and expert on “mental illness” is something left out of Joy Behar’s bio...

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If It Bleeds, It Leads. No Matter Whose Blood It Is.

Media & Ethics

February 27, 2018

If It Bleeds, It Leads. No Matter Whose Blood It Is.

In early 1898, William Randolph Hearst needed more readership for his newspaper, the New York Morning Journal . He figured...

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The Trouble With the Media’s Frantic Pace

Media & Ethics

December 13, 2017

The Trouble With the Media’s Frantic Pace

Tom Petty died. Except it wasn’t when we were told he was dead. You see, some news agencies with more of a desire to “get...

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Reader Beware: Fake News Is Cheap and Easy

Media & Ethics

December 5, 2017

Reader Beware: Fake News Is Cheap and Easy

The data is fascinating and rather unnerving at the same time. In about an hour’s time, Mr. King created a fake news website,...

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Will You Be the Journalist Who Covers Scientology Right?

Media & Ethics

November 29, 2017

Will You Be the Journalist Who Covers Scientology Right?

Whether you are an amateur blogger, the curator of a Facebook page, or a content creator for a prestigious international news...

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America’s Most Dangerous Cult

Media & Ethics

November 21, 2017

America’s Most Dangerous Cult

“Everybody knows” what a cult is. “Cult” is one of those words promoted by the media. Yet if you question anyone using...

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The Work of Good People: The Real Breaking News

Media & Ethics

November 1, 2017

The Work of Good People: The Real Breaking News

Perhaps it is time to replace the righteous indignation in our hearts with the swell of love and compassion we feel when we...

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What is an “Agenda?”—A Classroom Play

Media & Ethics

October 19, 2017

What is an “Agenda?”—A Classroom Play

A junior high school teacher to her class: Today we are going to discuss the word “agenda.” Agenda means the underlying...

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If I Were to Tell the Story of You

Media & Ethics

April 20, 2017

If I Were to Tell the Story of You

Pretend for a moment that I am a journalist. You’ve become something of a big deal, a hot topic. Lots of important people...

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