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This Atlantic Brought to You By Scientology

Everyone in the magazine business needs to have a bit of a “there but for the grace of God go I” attitude when it comes to keeping the lights on. But it seems to me some advertising just isn’t worth it. Exhibit A: The lavish fake article the Church of Scientology has taken out in The Atlantic under the heading “Sponsor content.”

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