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Church of Scientology extracts apology from tabloid, but...

Their lawyers didn't anticipate Rupert Murdoch's response.

[quote]The Church of Scientology forced the British tabloid The Sun to apologize for reporting that UFOs were seen flying over the church's British headquarters — but The Sun apologized to the aliens. It is one of the best newspaper apologies ever. The Sun says it's sorry for the weekend report "Flying saucers over British Scientology HQ" — flat silver discs were seen hovering by three airplane pilots — explaining, "Following a letter from lawyers for the Church, we apologise to any alien lifeforms for linking them to Scientologists."

[quote]As Lawrence Wright reported in his book Going Clear, the Church of Scientology is infamous for aggressively suing its critics for libel — something that's all the more dangerous in Britain, where it's a lot easier to win libel suits. It's so easy that Going Clear was not published in Britain.

by Anonymousreply 406/14/2013

Even the Sun is brighter than the clams but don't tell them that.

by Anonymousreply 106/14/2013

That British ironic humor again...gotta love it.It's about the time that the clams get a middle finger from someone.Those sue happy cunts run a racketeering operation not a religion.Thank Lord Xenu that Germany and France consider it a sect.

by Anonymousreply 206/14/2013

Kudos to whomever writes for Mr. Murdoch; he/she is really clever and smart.

by Anonymousreply 306/14/2013

So will the church try to litigate over the apology deeming it insufficient or insulting?

by Anonymousreply 406/14/2013
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