Sathya Sai Organization’s fear of investigative media
Posted by robertpriddy on March 25, 2010
|An example of how the Sathya Sai Baba organization is closing down its contact with serious investigatory media – the fear of being further exposed after the BBC were invited to make a documentary by the ashram and Dr. Goldstein… which resulted in ‘The Secret Swami’ (see it showcased here)
E-MAIL PUBLISHED (by an undisciplined devotee’s error)
ON AN INTERNET BULLETIN BOARD
From: “Laura” <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:37:47 -0800
Subject: [saibabanews] Fwd: Message from head\ of U.S. Sai Organization
Procedure to handle requests for filming interviews with devotees or officers at Sai centers or regional events by Media Companies
Please carefully review the following letter from Dr. Goldstein on this subject:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Recently there have been several media companies who have expressed an interest in making a program or documentary on Swami, His Works, the Sai Organization. We have advised these parties that we do not wish to participate in their documentaries or take part in personal or group interviews. Specifically, the BBC is contemplating production of a video which would be controversial in nature. We have informed them that the Sri Sathya Sai Organizations do not wish to participate in their project.
Therefore, should you be approached by any of these companies, or should they appear at any Sai Centers or Events with cameras, recorders, reporters, etc, please advise them respectfully that we do not wish to participate and politely ask them to leave the premises. If they do not comply with your polite request, then the appropriate authorities should be invoked, such as the person(s) responsible for the premises and/or the appropriate authorities.
If a Media Company approaches you concerning filming at your center, please follow the procedure outlined above and as soon as practical, please inform me by phone at 831-457-1983. This is very important.
1. DR. MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN DISCUSSES THE SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SAI BABA
2. DR. MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN STATES THE SAI ORGANISATION’S FAITH ABOUT SAI BABA
PLEASE SEE THE SAI PETITION AND DECIDE WHETHER TO SIGN IT