Newswire: Surprise, surprise: The Church of Scientology isn’t into Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc

To the surprise of no one familiar with The Church of Scientology’s “why are you hitting yourself?” approach to its critics, Alex Gibney’s documentary Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief, which purports to contain “new revelations about the controversial religion and its famous followers Tom Cruise and John Travolta,” is now the subject of a social media smear campaign.

One day after the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, an account with the moniker Freedom Media Ethics, not quite as flashy as “Psychiatry: An Industry Of Death” but close enough, appeared on Twitter. The account, which as of this writing has 136 followers, links to a website credited to Church of Scientology International which contains a statement describing Gibney’s movie as “glorifying bitter, vengeful apostates expelled as long as three decades ago from the Church, [with a] one-sided result [that] is as dishonest as …

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