ABC's '20/20' let Scientology trash Ron Miscavige - but here's what you didn't get to hear - 2016-05-02
Mike Rinder predicted that this was going to happen. On March 20, he said that Scientology's response to Ron Miscavige writing a book about his son, church leader David Miscavige, would follow a familiar pattern.
Rinder predicted that Scientology would fight Ron's book by attacking Ron himself, "dead agenting" him, in Scientology jargon. As Rinder put it, the church would find a way to put out the message that "Ron is a failure at everything in life."
And that's what we saw Friday night during ABC 20/20 's special episode about Ron and Scientology. ABC's Dan Harris said that the church had sent him more than 120 videos of Scientologists praising David Miscavige and trashing his father.