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Re: Atlanta local channel 2 promotes their investigation into Narconon
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2012, 21:27 »
I got this:
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CBS Radio broadcasts are in addition to WSB! This story is getting
nationwide coverage. The story will first air on WSB Radio Monday morning at
6:15 and 7:45. The web will be live early in the morning with the first two
of six stories produced (wait for the last one, it's a doozy!). It was
radio's story to begin with so we get to go first.

So I interpret this to mean: Be awake Monday morning at 6:15 for the first part, 7:45 for the second part, and the other 4 parts will air the following days. 

For Atlanta people: Tune in to 750 AM or 95.5 FM.
For people elsewhere: You can listen to the WSB Radio segments live at: http://www.wsbradio.com/
Click the Listen Live button at the top of the page.  Mine works now with no nonsense, no special audio settings.  Check out yours ahead of time, these will be relatively short segments during "drive time."

Under News, there is this:
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/who-was-patrick-desmond/nSQM7/

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Who Was Patrick Desmond?
 By Pete Combs

Patrick W. Desmond – “Ricko” to his friends and family – was born in Fayetville, NC, to Patrick and Mary Colleen Desmond. His father, a retired U.S. Army officer now working with the military of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, said school was always difficult for his son.

More at the link.  Thank you, Pete!
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/who-was-patrick-desmond/nSQM7/

The stories will also be heard nationally on CBS radio on Wednesday.

Then there is the Monday evening WSB TV broadcast during the 5pm news, and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution will also have stories - I'm not sure which day(s) for the AJC, yet.

WSB TV: http://www.wsbtv.com/s/news/live/
Atlanta Journal and Constitution: http://www.ajc.com/

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I just heard part 1 - it's so great to have this story getting the attention it should. 

In an audio clip, Mary Rieser, the Executive Director of Narconon of Georgia suggested that the Desmonds need to just "go on". 

I'm sure, Ms. Rieser, that would be very convenient for you and the rest of your Narconon/Scientology cohorts, but some people like to see justice done, and things improved for all who come along afterwards.  The Desmonds are demonstrating that they are that type of people.  I applaud their courage and integrity.  Yours, Ms. Rieser, is non-existent.

There is more here: http://www.wsbradio.com/s/narconon/

The AJC investigation will begin on the web tomorrow.

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Part 2 of Pete Combs' Atlanta Morning News radio show coming up @ 7:45am
http://www.wsbradio.com/s/narconon/

Then at 5pm, we have WSB TV NEWS Atlanta Channel 2 Action News Investigations reporting their a multipart story ( see teaser video here
http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/2-investigates/lH8/  )

There, Investigative Reporter Jodie Fleisher will reveal  secrets the program fought to protect. Insiders blow the whistle on problems the state ignored for years.And the connection to the Church of Scientology.
http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/2-investigates/lH8/

Additionally, there will be more this week from this multimedia investigation. Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports as well, and there will be nationwide CBS Radio broadcasts!

Tune in for Part 2 of Pete Combs' Atlanta Morning News radio show @ 7:45am
today.
http://www.wsbradio.com/s/narconon/
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I just heard part 1 - it's so great to have this story getting the attention it should. 

In an audio clip, Mary Rieser, the Executive Director of Narconon of Georgia suggested that the Desmonds need to just "go on". 

I'm sure, Ms. Rieser, that would be very convenient for you and the rest of your Narconon/Scientology cohorts, but some people like to see justice done, and things improved for all who come along afterwards.  The Desmonds are demonstrating that they are that type of people.  I applaud their courage and integrity.  Yours, Ms. Rieser, is non-existent.

There is more here: http://www.wsbradio.com/s/narconon/

The AJC investigation will begin on the web tomorrow.

I agree. Mary Rieser sounded so stupid. She' so jaded. So delusional.

The Desmonds are real people with real feeling and that is something Mary cannot afford to face.
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The 7:45 was the same as the 6:15, but it was good to hear it again anyway. 

I have to correct my quote of Mary Rieser, she said "Keep on, keep on, keep on" not "go on".  And keeping on is exactly what the Desmonds are doing in this case.  And I hope they keep on right until the end of Narconon of Georgia, and Narconon period, if possible.  The newly released court documents and internal memos will certainly help with that.

There were also clips of:
Allison Riepe, talking about how the housing was out of control, people were sneaking out in the middle of the night, and drugs were being delivered to the apartments.

Mrs. Desmond, telling how she and Major Desmond were assured that Narconon of Georgia was a residential program and that Patrick would be monitored 24 hours a day.

I may have missed something or someone; if so, I apologize.  Was Luke in this segment?

It's still early yet for my brain to be working at peak capacity.   cU#__

The Desmonds are real people with real feeling and that is something Mary cannot afford to face.

It's very sad, isn't it?  Personally, I couldn't live with myself if I lived that way, the way Mary Rieser does with KSW as her mantra.  Thank goodness that scientology doesn't run the world!
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Good post, ethercat.

Luke wasn't in this segment but again, Brad Taylor was, same as 1st part.

DCH is going down!

ps: Hi Barbara Marschalk  $$O$$

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Oh, yes, I forgot Brad; and they played part of the 911 call too, available here: http://www.wsbradio.com/Player/101564481



ps: Hi Barbara Marschalk  $$O$$

LOL, Mary, I knew that smiley would come in useful sometime!  Love how you used it!  But I feel sorry for Barbara Marschalk.  I get the feeling she's not accustomed to representing clients like Narconon.  I would hate to be in her shoes.  In fact, I think all her legal arguments are coming from Moxon and Kobrin.  No proof, but just from watching how they've operated in the past.
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I heard the 745 bit, and have had several people contact me in the last three days after they saw the teaser segment on tv.  There is so much content for this story with so many interviews it must have been very difficult to cut it all down into small segments, which I guess is why it is multi-part and multi-medium.  It is my understanding that WSB will put longer articles on their site(s) with more substance and that the AJC artcles will carry a lot as well.  This is just the intro - it is building.

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It does seem like she is playing from a script we have already read many times. It has worked so many times before, but in a large way only because they could keep facts out of the courts with religious liberty issues, and by moving guilty parties out of state/country (see the Lisa McPherson story). They cannot do that here; after all, Narconon, even if it is a non-profit ???, is a registered business in Georgia, not a church, and the number of folks with their names on the papers is small (the DelGados and Mary Reiser). This allows for a wonderful concentration of the Forces of Good(tm) at an unbelievably vulnerable point! :O^:O#red#

And now I am all warm and fluttery inside... :888-O

And I am grateful to the multiverses O^^:O that there are people (you know who you are) who Do Not Relent!  cU#:)zzzz

'til next time;
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DCH is going down!

ps: Hi Barbara Marschalk  $$O$$

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Audio can be heard here.

http://www.wsbradio.com/Player/101565291/

Thank you, ST! 

Anyone who missed the Monday morning broadcast can listen here: http://www.wsbradio.com/Player/101565291/
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I'm hoping the editors at the AJC recognize a golden Pulitzer Prize opportunity here and give Christian Boone lots and lots of space.

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I'm hoping the editors at the AJC recognize a golden Pulitzer Prize opportunity here and give Christian Boone lots and lots of space.

Me too!
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http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/2-investigates-patient-death-georgia-narconon/nSQwp/


2 Investigates: Patient death at Georgia Narconon

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During an unannounced inspection in March, eight out of eight patients interviewed by state inspectors said they were in Narconon's "residential program." During a follow-up inspection in April, 21 out of 28 patients told inspectors they were residential. Two of those patients were under court orders and most were from out of state.

Fleischer asked Rieser why those patients would tell state inspectors they were in a residential program, if they were not.

"I wasn't there when they answered the question," Rieser replied. "These are not the most truthful people here.But I can promise you, somebody comes in, they sign several times that they know we're an outpatient (program)."

Now, more than four years after Patrick Desmond's death, Narconon's own website, still refers to the Georgia program as a "long-term residential facility."

"It breaks my heart. You send your child for help, and you think he's going to be cared for. But he wasn't cared for. He was just left to his own devices," Colleen Desmond said. "I feel the whole place was a total fake scam."

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Right to the center of this scam! BAM!! Can't wait to see the rest!!

((HUGGS)) and thanks to Mrs. Desmond {O\O} for speaking out, painful as I know it must have been.

To Mary Rieser all I can say is ...

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