For Journalists?

Discussion in 'Think Tank' started by anonymous451, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. anonymous451 Member

    For Journalists?

    Hubbard Quotes on Journalists:

    "Reporters are a kiss of death unless one really is an expert PR man himself. Reporters have to be handled and well. If truly friendly, they have to be wooed. If not they have to be handled. "

    In scientology doctrine, ie Hubbard's plans for a Scientology World, journalists are a target second only to whoever is labeled "the enemy." This list gives the sequence of important social factors in Hubbard's policies, such as politics, finance, allies and society in general and in regard to public opinion.

    "The vital targets on which we must invest most of our time are:

    T1. Depopularizing the enemy to a point of total obliteration.

    T2. Taking over the control or allegiance of the heads or proprietors of all news media.

    T3. Taking over the control or allegiance of key political figures.

    T4. Taking over the control or allegiance of those who monitor international finance and shifting them to a less precarious finance standard.

    T5. Generally revitalizing the societies in which we are operating.

    T6. Winning overwhelming public support.

    T7. Use all other similar groups as allies."


    "The price is "public opinion" where press is concerned. The only safe public opinion to head for is they love us and are in a frenzy of hate against the enemy, this means standard wartime propaganda is what one is doing, complete with atrocity, war crimes trials, the lot. Know the mores of your public opinion, what they hate. That's the enemy. What they love. That's you.
    You preserve the image or increase it of your own troops and degrade the image of the enemy to beast level.
    Always be ready to parley but watch for tricks. Don't give the enemy breathing space.
    Capture and use his comm lines. A press magnate on your side is a big win.


    "In all the history of Scientology no interviewing reporter has ever helped. They all meant the worst when they acted their best and we are always sorry ever to have spoken. Even if the reporter is all right, his newspaper isn't and will twist his story. We have done best when we have blocked off reporters and worst when we've been nice, so the moral is, a person from an SP group will eventually make an org or some part of it PTS regardless of the agent's conduct. ..."



    Policies similar to those regarding physical illness and insanity exist for types of persons who have caused us considerable trouble.

    These persons can be grouped under "Potential Trouble Sources". They include:....

    ...(f) Person who "want to be processed to see if Scientology works" as their only reason for being audited have never been known to make gains as they do not participate.
    News reporters fall into this category. They should not be audited. ..."

    (j) Persons attempting to sit in judgment on Scientology on hearings or attempting to investigate Scientology should be given no undue importance. One should not seek to instruct or assist them in any way. This includes judges, boards, newspaper reporters, magazine writers, etc. ..... ... In the matter of reporters, etc., it is not worthwhile to give them any time contrary to popular belief. They are given their story before they leave their editorial rooms and you only strengthen what they have to say by saying anything. They are no public communication line that sways much. Policy is very definite. Ignore.

    All the above "Potential Trouble Sources" are also forbidden training and when a person being trained or audited is detected to belong under the above headings (a) to (j) he or she should be advised to terminate and accept refund which must be paid and once and the full explanation should be given them at that time. Thus the few may not, in their own turmoil, impede service to and the advance of the many. ...

    These people are sick spiritually because of their own continuous harmful actions against patients and the society and are beyond our normal means to help. ...."

    Operation Clambake present: Layfayette Ronald Hubbard Press & Public Relations
    A guide for Journalists dealing with scientology can be found here:
  2. Buttons Member

    Re: For Journalists?

    Excellent post.
  3. anon4eva Member

    Re: For Journalists?


    Copy pasta'd and sent to the appropriate media outlets! Beautiful work
    Thank you
  4. anonymous451 Member

  5. adhocrat Member

    Re: For Journalists?

    About Reporters, from LRH and interrogations (!!!)


    (How to read an E-Meter on a silent subject)
    When the subject placed on a meter will not talk but can be made to hold the cans
    (or can be held while the cans are strapped to the soles or placed under the armpit, I am sorry if that sounds brutal, it isn’t), it is still possible to obtain full information from the subject.
  6. adhocrat Member

    Re: For Journalists?

    Here they tell how to handle reporters

    B O A R D T E C H N I C A L B U L L E T I N

    OF 10 DECEMBER 1969

    HCO Bulletin of 10 DECEMBER 1969

    Not for distribution



    1. Answering non loaded questions

    Purpose: To train a PRO to answer such questions with confidence and
    simplicity, as are often asked by reporters. EG., What is Scientology
    (R)? What's Clear, OT? How does an E-Meter work?

    Method: The PRO and 'reporter' sit across a table facing each other. The
    'reporter' asks the questions and the PRO must answer, without a long
    communication lag and in a way which readily communicates to the
    reporter. The drill is coached as in the TRs.

    The drill is passed when the PRO is confident he can answer the basic
    questions asked about Scientology.

    2. No Answer

    Purpose: To train a PRO to give a 'no answer' to questions he has no
    wish to answer directly.

    Method: To begin with the reporter reading the questions asked LRH by
    'The Sun' reporter Victor Chapple - and the PRO reads LRH's answers.
    This is just to accustom him to the idea of 'no answer'.

    Then using different questions, the PRO gives 'no answers'. The trick is
    to appear to answer the question by giving generalized statements in
    simple terms so that the reporter doesn't realize his question hasn't
    been answered.

    The PRO should be completely causative over the communication and end it
    with certainty, so that the reporter gets this and goes on to the next

    3. Non sequitur events

    Purpose: To enable a PRO to practice getting his "message" across and
    tag it on to any current event. Also a preparation for the day when our
    PROs will be asked to comment on current events.

    Method: One person has a newspaper in front of him and reads out a
    headline (and perhaps a line or two of the story if necessary for the
    PRO's understanding of it). Ask the PRO what comment he would like to
    make on it. The PRO should comment briefly and lead from this into his

    The drill is passed when the PRO can tack a message on to virtually any
    event, smoothly and with reality.

    4. Handling a suppressive T.V. interviewer

    Purpose: To train a PRO to get his message across in spite of the
    'interviewer', in the few short minutes usually available on television.
    This is so that .... million people have no doubts after the programme
    what the Scientologist stands for and what he is against.

    Method: The PRO and interviewer face each other and the interviewer asks
    questions. The PRO attaches his message in varying forms to as many
    answers as possible. If the interviewer is SP he must be introverted as
    in the hat write up, and then the PRO has his "say". The interview has
    been successful when the PRO has got his message across to his

    5. Handling an SP

    a) By overwhelm

    Purpose: To train a PRO to be able to establish Ethics presence over an
    SP reporter if the occasion arises, by such things as shouting, banging,
    pointing, swearing. To do this completely causatively until the poor
    reporter is 'caved in'.

    Method: The reporter and PRO sit across a table facing each other and
    the reporter asks SP questions. The PRO overwhelms without judgement in
    answer to the SP question until he does it with reality, causativeness
    and the overwhelm really reaches the reporter. TR 1 is a part of this
    drill - there is no point saying the words if they don't reach the other

    b) By being knowingly covertly hostile

    Purpose: To train the PRO to handle an SP reporter by word alone without
    the use of force as in (a). He uses the word as a rapier and plunges it
    in at the reporter, so that the reporter introverts and drops the

    Method: The PRO and reporter sit across a table and the reporter asks SP
    type questions.

    The PRO observes what would be a button in relation to the question asked
    and throws this back with good TR 1 so that it reaches home. If the
    reporter is introverted the PRO is successful. If the reporter persists
    with the same question the PRO should not re-press the same button - it
    obviously didn't work. He should drop it and use another one. If the
    PRO cannot think of a snide reply the reporter should just say "flunk,
    you haven't handled me. Start" - or some such remark - but should not
    tell the PRO what to say. When the confusion has come off the PRO will
    be able to handle and have a big win.

    The drill is completed when the PRO is willing to create a cave in with
    an accurate snide remark, question or statement.

    c) By stalling for time

    Purpose: To train a PRO to maintain his confront and composure when
    given some SP sensational news by a reporter, of which he has no prior

    Method: The reporter asks the PRO for his comments on an entheta
    situation involving a Scientologist.

    The PRO maintains his ethics presence and duplicates the reporter's nasty
    angle to his satisfaction. He then stalls for time and gets the
    reporter to wait a few minutes or hours or so (whatever is necessary)
    while he checks his facts.

    The drill is passed when the PRO is confident that he could not be taken
    off guard by a reporter by being presented by an unknown situation.

    d) By handling the reporter in front of you (verbal Karate)

    Purpose: To train a PRO to handle the reporter in front of him, with
    judgement in present time.

    Method: The PRO and the reporter sit across a table facing each other.
    The PRO is asked a miscellany of questions. If it is a genuine
    question, he can answer it, if possible tacking his message on to the
    reply. If the question puts him the least bit at effect, he takes this
    flow and turns it towards the reporter with an even greater velocity.
    He does this either by a snide remark, question or comment, or by
    physical overwhelm, whichever seems the right action to establish ethics

    He should never allow himself to be put at effect, and should not
    tolerate it even for an instant, but immediately attack back.

    The drill is passed when the PRO no longer uses a machine or method to
    handle the reporter - but he is totally there, confident and handling.

    _Comment_ If your student experiences difficulty on these TRs one of two
    things are out: a) Scientology TRs 0 - IV are not flat or b) he slipped
    through a previous Reporter TR without a weakness or button on him being
    found and flattened.

    _History_ These drills have been evolved by PRO WW to train anyone on a
    gradient scale to handle any situation a reporter could pose. They are
    based on the HCOP/L 3.2.69 Public Image which states "Don't defend Scn,
    attack bad conditions and bad hats!"

    By Sheila Gaiman

    From the hat write up of

    David Gaiman
    PR Chief WW

    Reissued as BTB by
    Flag Mission 1234 I/C
    CPO Andrea Lewis

    for the
    Copyright (c) 1969, 1975 BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF THE
  7. adhocrat Member

    Re: For Journalists?

    Quotes from LRH

    LRH On Reporters
    OEC 7

    There are no good reporters. There are no good government or SP group agents. The longer you try to be nice the worse off you will be.

    In all the history of Scientology no interviewing reporter ever helped. They all meant the worst when they acted their best and we are always sorry ever to have spoken.

    The action of making better press consists of making friends with a publisher who
    commands reporters and does not really consist of handling reporters.

    The action of bringing about a pro-Scientology government consists of making a friend of the most highly placed government person one can reach, even placing Scientologists in domestic and clerical posts close to him and seeing to it that Scientology resolves his troubles and case.

    tech bulletins

    These disturbing elements are the Merchants of Chaos. They deal in confusion and
    upset. Their daily bread is made by creating chaos. If chaos were to lessen, so would their incomes. The politician, the reporter, the psychiatrist with his electric shock machine, the drug manufacturer, the militarist and arms manufacturer, the police and the undertaker, to name the leaders of the list, fatten only upon “the dangerous environment”.

    So any time spent trying to convince press that Scientology works is time spent upsetting a reporter.

    from Joberg confessional

    Have you ever been a newspaper reporter ?

    OEC 3

    SCIENTOLOGY. Scientologists should never let themselves be interviewed by the
    press. That’s experience talking! [caps in original—Ed]

    Our news policies have not changed. Just kick reporters downstairs. Every time it has been relaxed we have not profited at all.
  8. adhocrat Member

    Re: For Journalists?

    Others have noted the CofS's faggotry

    Scientology Unmasked - Church of Scientology probes Herald reporter - Investigation follows pattern of harassment

    By By Jim MacLaughlin and Andrew Gully
    Boston HeraldOff-site Link
    Date of Publication:3/19/1998


    The Church of Scientology is the only religious organization in the U.S. that uses private investigators to look into the private lives of reporters, several academic experts said.

    "The question is not 'Do they investigate,' the question should be 'Do they harass?' " said the Rev. Robert W. Thornburg, dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University and a recognized expert on destructive religious practices. "And Scientology is far and away the most notable in that.

    "No one I know goes so far as to hire outsiders to harass or try to get intimidating data on critics," said Thornburg. "Scientology is the only crowd that does that."

    The Rev. Richard L. Dowhower, a Lutheran minister and an adviser on cult activity at the University of Maryland, College Park, said, "I've been in the cult-watching business since the early '70s and I don't know of any other group, other than Scientology, that targets journalists."

    And Hal Reynolds, student affairs officer at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the campus Cult Education Center, also said Scientology investigates journalists.

Share This Page

Customize Theme Colors


Choose a color via Color picker or click the predefined style names!

Primary Color :

Secondary Color :
Predefined Skins