Miscavige’s War on the Media

DM’s henchmen Mike Sutter and Hansuili are criss crossing the world telling Scientology public that “everybody knows” the SP Times just “has it in for Scientology.”  They’ve argued that the fact that hardly any national media have run the Times’ stories on Scientology that is  proof that the St Pete Times made up the facts for their several series on Scientology published since last  June.

Now the Washington Post has reported that DM has hired “award winning” journalists to investigate the SP Times.


To understand how devious and unethical Tommy and DM have become, I highly recommend you listen to this radio show on the matter. Listen through to the end. While these “journalists” signed contracts that required the Church to release the entire report or none of it, Tommy  has already breached the contract, leaking to the media his characterization of it, saying it is unfavorable to the Times.


Why do I refer to the church’s hired “journalists” in quotation marks?  Because the whores never did an investigation. How do I know?  Because they never bothered to interview Mike Rinder and I who were central participants from the outset in the Times’ series.  I have worked on PR lines and with 60 Minutes, 20/20, NY Times, LA Times, and a host of others for 22 years – and never, NEVER, have I witnessed a media outlet more thoroughly investigate (down to multiple cross-corroboration, anad dotting i’s and crossing t’s) as the St Pete Times has done over the past year. NEVER.

Now, to fully appreciate what a depraved rat Miscavige is I am going to repeat some background. I have said much of this before, but sometimes the rudiments bear repetition.

In 1998, I spent several months lobbying the SP Times, and preparing them for an interview they had requested of Miscavige.  Mike Rinder and I spent many days plying Joe Childs and Tom Tobin with documents and tours of facilities, and many stage-managed and rehearsed interviews with pre-selected staff and celebrities for this all-imporant profile on Miscavige.   I probably had on the order of several dozen meetings and phone calls with Childs, Tobin, and the Time’s Publisher trying to spin and control the matter.

Of course, anyone who has read the June 2009 St Pete Times series knows that Mike and I both lied for Miscavige during that 98 profile.

Ok, so the profile of DM runs on the front page of St Pete Times in late 98.  DM is infatuated with it. He thinks it has capture what a bad ass, tough guy, no nonsense executive he is.  DM ordered hundreds of copies be distributed all throughout the FSO/FLB orgs.  DM had dozens of copies shipped on the first flight from Clearwater. He had the fr0nt cover, with his tough guy mug shot, pinned to bulletin boards, and easels throughout Internationa headquarters. DM made a special trip to the St Pete Times to profusely thank Mr. Childs and Mr. Tobin for their jounalistic prowess.

Now, Mike Rinder can confirm all that and the following.  Once the “product” was gotten, DM – as is his habit – wrote Mike and I out of the history of the evolution. DM ranted to a full WDC/CMOI/Exec strata conference room on numerous occasions how he, DM, was the ONLY guy who could handle a PR cycle – he was the ONLY guy with such a product: the St Pete Times profile on him. He explained that he worked for years to win over Tobin and Childs to understanding just what a powerful guy DM is.

Now, in May 2009 when the Times asked for DM’s interview to answer to what I had disclosed, DM went on the lam. That is right, he has been hiding from the Times and me like a fugutive facing a murder rap. I was just at the Int Base last week for an hour and a half.  DM has built himself a NEW 2 million dollar compound withinm the compound, with new towering , thick walls then surrounded by his existing electronic metal perimeter fence.  In one and one half hours there, not ONE, NOT ONE, staff member showed his/her face. Even the guard booth was shuttered.  If you watched the video interviews of me on the SP Times website, you’ll know I spent nearly a year of my life awaiting the promised confrontation with DM on the subject of Black Dianetics. The punk remains a fugutive from me, going on six years now.

Now, DM has bought off and intimidated Time Warner and its branch CNN, shuddering them into silence. I am investigating his buying off Associated Press and CBS. You WILL DEFINITELY be hearing particulars about these matters. I don’t have the slightest back off; I spent three years in indy media investigating the buying off of the US media over the past two decades. It was one of the reasons I chose only to talk to the Times initially. They are one of only a handful of large media outlets not owned by for profit corporations dedicated to suppressing news that might reveal their own greed and crimes.

Now, for this punk (and I am sorry if that type of language offends anyone, but after a walk by the boat canal to cool off, I still can’t come up with a more appropriate term for this guy) to have the moxie to hire “award winning journalists” to investigate and black PR  the ONLY media outlet (but for ABC Nightline) that wasn’t for sale, and went ahead and investigated his serial, habitual FELONIES and HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS – I am sorry, even though I am a busy individual, I am going to see to it  – one way of the other – that justice prevails.

Rinder and I have said from the beginning that this story is like Watergate. The evil and corruption involved in the cover up will far overshadow the underlying crimes (as unconscionable as they are).

119 responses to “Miscavige’s War on the Media

  1. After every product of the Int Base, after every big release there was some competent staff or exec who was nuked off post RPF’d busted or worse yet the whole GOLD crew punished so that DM could claim it was his product and that he had bypassed EVERYONE. I remember staying up late for weeks, getting vitamin shots to make deadlines, all the while under serious threats from ethics. Even though we were upstat, it was better to stay in lower conditions than to keep getting assigned lowers for the stupidest reasons… He perfected this technique of claiming every product to come from the int base and sold it to the crew and public. So unfortunately so many scientologists today think he is the shit. The thing about the little maniac is that he has sold himself to a lot of the public and like you and all the enlightened point out he has a billion dollars at his disposition. That can buy a whole lot of lies and “credible, award willing” bullshit merchants. Steve “thoughtful” had an article about who the little maniac really was. This was very interesting and I suggest everyone read it. But it suggests that this guy is one of a very few mega SPs.. That made sense to me, having seen firsthand super competent people be reduced to doing the most degraded things. I agree about him being a punk. But he reminds me of Terl, he actually carries characteristics of Soltan Gris and Lombar Hisst. Just like mission earth all of the leadership of Scientology is suppressed…

  2. OLD CUFF,
    we are living in a free world.

    “This thoroughly undermines any legitimate action you and others may be taking to enforce Keeping Scientology Working.”

    That’s scaring. I hope the idependents won’t enforce KSW on anyone, but free the Tech from monopoly so that it can be *freely* shared and used how people sees fit and no more.

    I don’t worry about the Tech going in the wrong hands. Withheld with high prices, used to spill money and control people and to get obedience, the Tech now *is* in the wrong hands.

    About LRH, he was just a man with his successes and failures. Some are grateful to him, some are not, so what? LRH is not the Tech and is not Scientology, and Scientology should have no mission to coverup LRH mistakes and paint him as the God he was not. The mission of Scientology should be to spread its sane (basic) principles and applications far and wide and let people pick up from it what they need and want.

    If you want Scientology to be used to rule people and be enforced on people, then Co$ is your place, not the free world.

  3. Marty;

    During my interview in December 2009 with Joe Childs, managing editor of the St. Pete Times, I asked Joe how many hits did their web site get from the two “Truth Rundown” articles.

    If your wondering why the “PUNK” published the 80 page puff piece in his “Freedom” magazine and is hiring investigative reporters to dig up anything negative on the St. Pete Times, I think one possible answer is way to many people read the Truth Rundown articles & watched the compelling videos on the internet.

    Joe told me over 1,000,000 hits.

    There seems to be a large audience interested in the goings on within the COS. Sad to say, a much larger audience than is actually on course or getting auditing within the walls of “PUNKVILLE”.

  4. Let’s not fall into the trap of internal bickering. It flatters the enemy.

  5. I love seeing a very important differentiation being made and I’m seeing it in blogs, in news, in Anon guys …in the past few days I’ve seen a clear distinction made between Scientology, the subject and Scientology managers.

    It takes one word inserted: Managers.

    It’s NOT “Scientology is dishonest.”

    It’s Scientology managers are dishonest.

    Like guns don’t get up and shoot by themselves, ideologies are not culpable. Individuals are.

    Rather than bashing Scientology or the well-meaning people who have been duped and trapped but who are earnestly interested in philosophy and the pursuit of understanding reality … there’s increasing understanding.

    Anyway, I’ve loved seeing this awareness and response.

    People get overwhelmed by the amount of confusing, conflicting banners out there. But ONE very important aspect to sorting it out is that distinction.

    It’s not Scientology. It isn’t LRH. It isn’t some Church. It isn’t the poor crusaders who’ve been duped.

    It is the WHO who has hijacked and taken over. It is a WHO implementing a toxic, off purpose, nonstandard amalgam. It is the managers.

    Marty and all here, thank you for saving the subject. St. Petersburg Times, thank you in more ways than you’ll ever know, from me personally, for your journalistic integrity and thoroughness.

  6. I don’t understand why Old Cuffs comments were misduplicated by those who replied to him?

    Where’s the MU?

    • You could ask, too, Victoria, what’s the goal? Why are we here?

      For some of us it’s the rehabbing of Scientology; for others the crimes of Miscavige are a godsend in their campaign to attack LRH and ultimately the Tech.

      Once the full scope of Miscavige’s crimes are known publicly, you will recognize them because they will be ones screaming like hyenas that Scientology is dangerous, creates despots and should be outlawed like the Nazi Party. In other words, it is Scientology which was responsible for creating the Miscavige monster, not Miscavige responsible for what the Church of Scientology had degenerated into.

      For now the enemy of my enemy is my ally. After Miscavige is handled, not so much.

  7. Old Cuff
    You must read more.
    Start with something more YOUR gradient though. I strongly recommend Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat… Or if you feel up to it The Hardy Boys or something. It might take a while before you’re up to this gradient…
    Either that or you’re another moronic troll.
    If you’re the latter : FIND OUT WHERE YOU ARE.
    I think every SO member should do that – if done right they’d get the ship back on course!

  8. If these church of scientology hired journalists make false reports against the St. Petersburg Times, wouldn’t that be grounds for the St. Petersburg Times to sue them for slander?

  9. Marty, when you make the analogy to Watergate, do you mean that Miscavige is the Nixon figure, that his widespread corruption will be revealed, or do you (also) mean to suggest that the web of criminality and corruption in CodS is actually a small part of a larger web including bigger fish than Miscavige–politicians, corporate honchos, etc.?

  10. I’m still confused. From what I read old cuff was pointing out that Brennans book just wasn’t very respectful of LRH. Some of the quotes did say that many of the atrocities that happened in the church were under LRH orders.

    So, I am just not getting that DM is some kind of hero to old cuff.

    Man, am I this dense? I re-read the posts and I am still seeing it the same way. This just isn’t making sense.

    And yes, RJ I think there is lots we can blame on the press. The fact that this is not understood, begs the very question.

    Chairman of the Board… I wonder how many people could clay demo that? And if not have they asked why they can’t?

    Then again maybe there is some new org board I don’t know about.

    And Revenimus, I see no place for your ad homonym attacks in this conversation, if that is indeed what the “goal” is as Huck said.
    One thing is certain, if we can’t have a chat then none of this is going to go very far.

    • Hi Victoria. I wanted to respond to you since I was critical of Old Cuff. If you re-read his post, he does an a=a=a from Larry Brennan’s book to KSW to this blog. My inference from what he wrote was that this blog is becomming just another splinter group because it allows posters who have stated critical views of LRH to post, such as Larry Brennan. So despite Larry Brennans years of being on staff, his vast knowledge of the history of the organization, etc, we have to not allow the likes of him to post. And if we do we are just another “know best” splinter group . To me that is a stretch and an argument that is weak. What would even be the point of trying to make that case? Should we take his advice anyway as Old Cuff “knows best”? Should we now bar “old Cuff” from posting because of his last post.
      Of course not. Perhaps he just hates Larry Brennans book and doesnt want the blog giving him any space. Thats a valid emotion and probably what the core of this episode is all about. But there is freedom of speech here and many of us are still trying to put the pieces of the Scientology Organizational puzzle together. And Larry had some of those pieces. He needs to be heard for many reasons, even though we do not have to accept all of his views and feelings. If I was hard on Old Cuff I am sorry. I think I understood him. And I think he went too far in denigrating the blog because he didnt like one poster.

  11. Oh boy…wait until you hear this 34 min, much extended, interview WUSF: NPR did. Much more complete than the link in Marty’s article which is only 3 mins, which is taken from this longer one.

    First is Tommy…and please note the amount of stammering, stuttering, hem and hawing. Whew!!!

    Second is the editor of the St. Pete Times, answering quite eloquently and directly as contrasted to Tommy.

    Third person interviewed is the editor of the study.

    Make note of the fact this longer interview resides on a Russian website…. beyond legal jurisdiction and the ability to ply pressure to have it removed.

  12. Old Cuff,
    Sorry I’ve been off line for a few days so you may not get this, but when I read your comment I understood what you were saying. I don’t care for the ‘LRH bashing’ from various quarters myself so I got that part and I’m with you 100%.

    Just wanted to let you know.

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