After Steve Cannane's big year writing about Scientology, we hit him up for a look back - 2016-12-28

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F347.png After Steve Cannane's big year writing about Scientology, we hit him up for a look back December 28, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Earlier this year, London-based Australian journalist Steve Cannane published a terrific new book on Scientology titled Fair Game. We asked him for a year-end message and he sent us this...

Tony has asked me to write about my experience of having a book come out in 2016, but I'm ignoring the editor, and instead of focusing on myself, I want to pay tribute to the people who allow journalists to report on Scientology - the whistleblowers.

The cult of Scientology relies on secrets to maintain its control. Every time a former member speaks out or an insider leaks information it's a hammer blow to the organization. Scientology relies on a combination of deception and ignorance to hoodwink newcomers. Each time an ex-member speaks out they help inoculate the next generation from being recruited into Scientology.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = After Steve Cannane's big year writing about Scientology, we hit him up for a look back | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/12/28/after-steve-cannanes-big-year-writing-about-scientology-we-hit-him-up-for-a-look-back/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = December 28, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}