L. Ron Hubbard on the run: When the Daily Mail was hounding Scientology's founder in '66 - 2016-11-10
Last week, we shared a treat with you that had been dug up by one of our helpful correspondents, a February 14, 1966 Daily Mail story that called Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's academic credentials bogus.
Hubbard, for example, claimed to have graduated with a degree from George Washington University, but records there showed he left with failing grades after three semesters and never took a degree. The article also pointed out that Hubbard was calling himself "doctor" based on a Ph.D. from a diploma mill.
A few weeks after that Daily Mail article and pretty clearly because of it, on March 8, 1966 Hubbard took out an ad in The Times renouncing the use of the title "doctor."