“Press interviews usually end up as entheta or they are cover-ups for an investigation. Never co-operate. Be indifferent. Don’t let the central organization co-operate with ‘press’ ever. That’s a lesson hard to learn. Press people are so persuasive. They are going to ‘help’ so much. Look at a newspaper. Is it helping anybody?
Press and other queries are counter-investigation.” -Hubbard Communications Office; Manual of Justice
“Reporters are a kiss of death unless one really is an expert PR man himself. Reporters have to be handled and well.”
-Board Policy Letter, 30 May 1974, PR SERIES 24, HANDLING HOSTILE CONTACTS/DEAD AGENTING 1
@ExposeNetwork has reappeared from whatever rock it was snuggled under to once again help Keep Scientology Working.
Amongst the many retweets was this gem asking the hard question: “Is Scientology hostile to the press?”
“..the reporter cannot really hurt you and is nobody to be feared. Pitied, rather-for if he does write what he really feels, he’ll get sacked. That’s what makes him sick and cynical. He may know you’re decent and effective and yet he’ll have to go write what he’s told to write.
Even if you handed this policy letter to him and he said it wasn’t true, he’d have to write stories that follow the points below.
So actually he’s on a spot. He’d have to sell out the human race if his editor told him to.” –HCO POLICY LETTER OF 14 AUGUST 1963, SCIENTOLOGY FIVE PR Series 31
In spite of all evidence to the contrary, evidence written by Source himself, Scientology claims that not only is there no hostility, but they adamantly uphold the Right to Freedom of Speech.
“No. The Church regards the media as an important element of society which, responsibly run and responsibly employed, can accomplish a tremendous amount of good. In point of fact, Scientologists work to protect and maintain freedom of speech world over.”
One has yet to meet any Scientologist working to protect or maintain freedom of speech. Such a ridiculous statement boggles the mind in the face of the recent myriad Dead Agent attacks against Ben Schneiders alone. Add to this the constant, unrelenting abuse leveled against Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Yashar Ali and literally anyone else who dares question this duplicitous cult and once again the true picture emerges.
In point of fact, Scientology works to stifle, silence and control Freedom of Speech.
Scientology is not only hostile towards the press, but they have written courses teaching members how to lie to, misdirect and in other ways “handle” journalists.
This retweet by @ExposeNetwork is also policy in action. Garnering good PR by creating illusion is all in a days work for the dedicated Scientologist.
Scientology is antagonistic to anyone who dares shine the light on all the rotten, dishonest, abusive realities that Miscavige would rather stay in the dark.
What else is expected from a pretend “religion” that includes Fair Game, Disconnection, fraud and policies of revenge and psychological terrorism?