To call these videos lame is to give them way too much credence.
Marie Gale spends most of her time talking about me — that I have somehow twisted Liz’s mind to get her to tell her life story and that I knew all about it 20 years ago, so no news here. She also talks about Philip being accepted to MIT. Not a SINGLE RESPONSE to the destruction of the family, abandoning Liz, selling the ranch or anything else in the episode.
The unidentified friend (Lori Blankenship) is even lamer. Philip and Elizabeth always had really nice rooms in a big house. Liz was sent to stay with her in Clearwater when she was 14 (Marie was in North Carolina) and they wanted to make sure that Liz was told about her father’s death in the best possible way. Literally, these are the topics of two of the 4 videos they rushed out.
Just a shout out for Lori — sister of Angie Blankenship, former henchman (henchwoman?) of David Miscavige who left the Sea Org because she got pregnant and took a payout to stay quiet about all the abuses she witnessed and perpetrated. Angie ended up in The Hole with me. How ironic that the sister of someone who has enormous information about the abuses in scientology is trotted out to do a lame POW-style video to defend the abuses? And Lori’s mother, Ellie, a long-time Flag OT, died of cancer.
As I have said before, Scientology remains completely tone deaf when it comes to its responses. Their words and actions prove what is being said in this and every other episode. In broad strokes, scientology is being exposed for two things:
- Inculcating a lack of empathy, compassion and love
- Always operating on “scientology first” and “the greatest good” — sacrificing individuals for the “good” of the group
Yet they apparently think that shouting “this is being done for rating and profits” will convince people not to believe the most heartfelt recountings of personal pain by one person after another after another.
The problem is that while these websites might be believed by scientologists, they are exposed to the world. Everyone can read them. They are absolutely insane. Any normal person would not want to be associated with this sort of neon-yellow journalism. Let alone a so-called church.
But scientology keeps churning them out as if the real world does not exist.
Here are some of choice bits from their latest drivel that surrounds the POW videos:
Exploiting Marie’s daughter, Elizabeth, to attack her own mother, Remini and Rinder mercilessly used their reality TV show to tear into Marie and her faith, blaming her for the tragic death of her son, who was deeply troubled after the sudden death of his father.
Just when one thinks that Remini, Rinder and A&E’s Dubuc can’t sink any lower, they do exactly that. Sacrificing good people like Marie Gale on the altar of Leah Remini’s ego shows that the empress of hate has no clothes—it’s Remini’s transparent goal to spread hate to the point where nothing is too tasteless, too shameless or too offensive to be considered off limits.
This purple prose is really bizarre. Of course, NO specifics. “Sacrificing good people like Marie”? How about the good people like Phil and Liz? Or Liz’s boys?
Complaining that nothing is too tasteless, too shameless or too offensive?” Well, that is sort of true. The abuses of scientology seem to know no bounds. Each week we are shocked at the information that comes out from these brave contributors. If scientology finds it tasteless and offensive the way mothers’ were more concerned about the church’s reputation than their children’s life, so do I. You don’t want tasteless, shameless and offensive scandals rolling out each week? There is a simple solution. Stop engaging in tasteless, shameless and offensive activities scientology.
And what’s with their constant mentioning of Nancy Dubuc? They apparently think she is some sort of weak link? Or because of their culture they naturally think that if you are at the top you are in everyone’s business?
Incredibly, the attack on Marie Gale comes just a week after Remini and Rinder launched a full-scale assault on the mothers of Aaron Poulin and Tayler Tweed, two other tragic suicide victims.
With little to say about Liz Gale other than she was “manipulated” they resort to rehashing their complaints about last week’s show — that Lauren Haggis was foisted off as “an expert” on Tayler Tweed? I guess the people writing this drivel don’t actually WATCH the show….
Those who know Marie Gale know her as a caring, warm mother with a big heart who helped her children. It is shameful that Remini and Rinder portray her in any other way. … With Marie, Remini again exploits a family tragedy, twisting reality into a scripted story to attack a good woman and mother who dedicated her love and care to her children.
Scientology has reached a new low — and that is no mean feat.
They have put a new video on their site from a “whistleblower”… This is allegedly someone who called in to report witnessing the taping of an episode of The Aftermath.
She recounts that she was there in the kitchen when an “elderly couple”was interviewed by “that actress who used to be on King of Queens”. They then show footage of David and Mary Kahn. She claims she witnessed Leah telling these people to cry more and “be more dramatic”. When she asked her friend (Mary Kahn) during a break if this was an OK thing to do, she responded that she was “OK because she was being paid.”
They are featuring this video at the top of their smear website and plugging it on Facebook.
Most pathetic thing I have ever seen. They know it’s all lies — none of the things they just happened to record ever happened, there has never been anyone other than the production staff participating in any interview and no contributor has been paid anything — but scientology is promoting it anyway. Tony Ortega has a very thorough takedown of this video on his site this morning including speaking with Mary Kahn.
I don’t wonder what scientology would do if tomorrow I put up a recording on my blog of an anonymous caller telling me he had been walking on Hollywood Blvd last night and had seen David Miscavige beating someone with a nightstick, causing serious bodily harm? Would it be ethical to publicly air that — even promote it? Of course not. And I would not do it. Neither would Tony Ortega. Neither would the Producers of The Aftermath.
But scientology does not live up to standards it expects everyone else to adhere to. They demand retractions and for sites to be taken down and whine bloody murder at every opportunity while they lie and slander without conscience.
Sick as that may be, there is poetic justice in the fact that the world sees and recognizes the bs and at this point, scientology’s own words and actions in responding to The Aftermath are the best proof that what is said in the show is true.