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Scientology Spokesman Attempts to Kill Nightline Story

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Last week we blogged about Scientology Spokesman Tommy Davis‘s combative interview with Nightline’s Martin Bashir which ended in a walk off. According to Page 6 today, Davis returned to ABC shortly before airtime, and tried to get package pulled. The walk-off could have been planned, but storming ABC News studios shows the Church’s inability to understand the basics of broadcast. And it looks like someone at ABC dropped a dime on Davis and called in the tip.

[hat tip TVNewser]

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Scientology Spokesman Walks Off ‘Nightline’ Set

Perhaps Nightline is honing a new style by airing tussles with PR people. Three days after airing footage of Ronn Torossian attempting to steer an interview with his client Benny Hinn, Nightline ran in its entirety a contentious interview last night ending with Scientology Spokesman Tommy Davis tearing off his mic and walking off the set.

If this is PR’s best two out of three, Scientology loses. Footage of Tom Cruise helping and high-fiving 9/11 firemen cleanse their bodies using Church methods? Yayyyy. Interview with a former Church member who says the same regimen is also used to punish its members? Boooo. Church Spokesman not understanding the concept of spokesmanship by not gracefully handling questions about ancient humans buried in volcanoes and instead taking it as a personal attack, sorry, game over.

The interview with Davis begins at 3:40. Hat tip to TVNewser: