Blog: David Miscavige vs St Petersburg Times: "It's WAR!" - 2011-10-01
As those closely involved were aware, Miscavige - as is his wont - declared war not only on the Times, but upon the witnesses they interviewed for the series. It was evident by his setting PI's loose on Tom Tobin and Joe Childs, the Time's writer and editor who investigated and wrote the series. Miscavige also hired failed tabloid reporters - including one Jim "don't call me a Scientology shill" Lynch to "investigate" the Times and publish a "white paper" criticizing their reporting. Although it was intended to prevent Tobin and Childs and the Times from winning recognition, it did not stop them from earning awards for their reporting. There was also the infamous, million dollar minimally, Freedom Magazine attack on the Times and its sources. And last but not least, the continual THREATS and PROMISES to sue. By the by, the statute of limitations is long gone, and as has become his habit, the dog barked loud with no ensuing bite in sight.