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Mark Bunker: Scientology going nuts over upcoming Tampa Bay Times report

[Bunker helpfully identifies Scientology mouthpiece Ben Shaw]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: Mark Bunker made comments last night at Clearwater, Florida’s city council meeting about Scientology’s latest freakout, this time about a bombshell about to come out in the Tampa []


Podcast: Mark Bunker explains that David Miscavige is not ‘missing,’ he’s HIDING

 Over the last few days, you’ve probably noticed some breathless tabloid claims that Scientology’s leader David Miscavige has gone []

SEASON’S GREETINGS: Mark Bunker shares fan mail from Scientology members

 We’re finally getting a chance to go through our backlog of email that piled up during the Danny Masterson trial, and we were glad to see that we’d been sent a message from our old friend Mark Bunker, the Clearwater, Florida city []

Death of a ‘whale’: Scientology loses a major donor and Mark Bunker critic

[Steve Anderson]

This is the last thing Scientology leader David Miscavige needs right now. What with so much going on, including Scientology getting a drubbing in trials on two coasts, Mike Rinder still on his media rounds for his excellent new book ‘A Billion Years,’ and the two mayoral candidates in Los Angeles trying to outdo []

PODCAST: Mark Bunker on Scientology’s sabotage of progress in Clearwater

 Thanks to the intrepid work of Tampa Bay Times reporter Tracey McManus, we learned this past week that Scientology continues its old tricks in Clearwater, the Florida city whose downtown was taken over by the church in a surreptitious takeover 45 years []

Mark Bunker reminds us that there are actually Scientology physicians out there

 We always enjoy hearing from Wise Beard Man, our old friend Mark Bunker, who is a city councilman in the Scientology-besieged city of Clearwater, []

Clearwater’s new city manager: ‘We must develop a partnership with the Church of Scientology’

 We told you earlier that Clearwater city councilman Mark Bunker was told that a recent secret meeting between the city’s mayor, city manager, and city attorney with Scientology leader David Miscavige was a 3.5-hour harangue by the diminutive church []

Scientology honcho lectures Clearwater leaders on how he’s been mistreated

 Like the rest of you, we’ve been fascinated by the skillful reporting by Tampa Bay Times writer Tracey McManus as she’s covered the ongoing strife between the Church of Scientology and the city of Clearwater, []

Danny Masterson’s odds? Juries really don’t like Scientology, Wise Beard Man reminds us

[On Cleveland Street yesterday]

So now it can be told. While we were preparing for our quick trip to LA to cover Danny Masterson’s criminal arraignment, we heard from a French television network that wondered if we might be able to help them with a segment on Scientology they were []

Clearwater city manager unhappy about landing on our ‘Top 25 Enabling Scientology’ list

[The Aftermath’s finest moment?]

Someone alert Glen Stilo, but Mark Bunker sent us an email this week. And boy, are we glad he []