Friday, May 24, 2024

George Washington University Dean Proud That Scientology Founder Was a Grad


Did educator Peter Konwerski out himself tonight as a Scientologist? The dean of student affairs at George Washington University took to Twitter to announce how proud he is that L. Ron Hubbard, the crazy science fiction writer who invented the dangerous cult, was a graduate of the school. He even gave a link to the cult’s website.

Konwerski Tweeted:

This wasn’t the first time Konwerski showed his cards, so to speak. In 2013 he Tweeted

Peter KonwerskiIn actuality, Hubbard is not an alumnus; he dropped out. But if I had a kid at GW (and I was once one myself) I’d be seriously alarmed. Konwerski would be better off running the Miscavige Clinic for the Criminally Insane on “General Hospital.”

Konwerski’s Tweet was in response to a $4.5 million ad Scientology took during the Super Bowl. They are obviously spending like crazy on advertising and public relations, knowing that Alex Gibney’s documentary “Going Clear” will air in March on HBO. The cult leaders are panicked. Konwerski, meantime, will have a lot of explaining to do this morning. There are plenty of responses to his enthusiastic Tweet, and none of them are positive.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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