Jon Atack puts us on the spot at the Toronto Scientology conference - 2015-06-23
This morning, Paulette Cooper and your proprietor will be on the hot seat at the Scientology conference in Toronto. Jon Atack has asked us to speak about Paulette's legendary harassment by the Church of Scientology as a way to discuss the Guardian's Office and the Office of Special Affairs — the spy wings of the only church that we know of that has a spy wing.
In advance of our talk, Atack sent us out a questionnaire. We did our best to provide some cogent answers. So here we go...
JON: You've grilled (broiled?) me many times over the last two years, so it must be my turn, by now. I was near the end of my first stint, back in 1995, when you first appeared on the scene, and I really did avoid anything to do with Scientology for 17 years thereafter, so I don't really know how you got here. First please fill in your back story – where were you born and what you studied at college.