Saturday, July 13, 2024

Disgraceful: CBS Shows No Integrity, Runs Ad for Dangerous Scientology Cult Three Times


CBS and the NFL showed no integrity whatsoever tonight.

They ran an ad for the cult of Scientology at least three times before, during, and after the Super Bowl game.

“A lot of people wonder what Scientology is,” says the narrator.

What is it? A dangerous cult that destroys lives, leaving its members often broke and permanently separated from their families.

They’ve been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, and miniseries exposing their dangers. They are current being sued by former member Leah Remini. Last year, celebrity Danny Masterson — a life long member — was sentenced to 30 years in jail for raping two women. Scientology did everything it could to protect him

And still CBS had the nerve to show this ad. They’ve done it before, but at this point they have no excuse. Is the money really worth it? William S. Paley would be horrified. Sheri Redstone, who owns CBS and Viacom should be, too.

Venal is the only word I can think of.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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