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Typically, Rupert Murdoch articulated what many are thinking but few will utter: there is 'something creepy' about these people

Tony Ortega is a very nice man who edits the Village Voice and who, for as long as I can remember, has sent an almost daily email blast about the scandals and dirty dealings that surround the Church of Scientology. Up until Katie Holmes left Tom Cruise, Tony seemed merely like a man with a slightly troubling obsession. Now, he seems like a man who has lucked into a great story.

There are many other journalists who must feel similarly vindicated. Of all the cults that have come and gone during the last half-century, Scientology is the one that has really caught the imagination of the media. It's especially been a bugbear of the left-leaning, conspiracy-minded side of our business and the swift Holmes-Cruise settlement will surely stoke the belief of »

- Michael Wolff

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