Variety.com - Inside Move: 'South Park' feeling some celeb heat?
I am not a South Park fan. It's not that I object to what little I've seen of its content, just that it doesn't tickle my funny bone. If I happen to land on South Park I just keep going after a few seconds.
When Isaac Hayes drew attention to South Park and scientology by quitting the show after nine years over an episode aimed at scientology (apparently after participating in plenty of episodes blasting other religions), I had to have a look.
So I programmed the Tivo to catch the rebroadcast this weekend, only to see this morning that someone had apparently flexed some muscle to have the rebroadcast pulled. When I checked the Tivo, sure enough, the episode was gone.
This is really annoying. Maybe we need 12 cartoons about scientology.
A little searching turned up FactNet, an anti-cult outfit, saluting South Park and offering the South Park episode for download. Here is a not recently maintained page with information and links chronicling scientology vs. FactNet. I'm not going to try to verify anything. Caveat lector.
I think I'd rather see pissed off muslims in the streets than sneaky scientologists pulling strings, but to hell with them all.