Scientology trots out new propaganda ploy: Pretending to support journalists - 2019-06-14
First, it's important that you need to understand how much Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard hated reporters. He called them "merchants of chaos" and created voluminous policies detailing how to fool reporters, how to "double curve" their attempts to expose Scientology, and essentially how to destroy their careers and ruin their lives.
He spent almost 20 years using the full force of his secret spy network to try and destroy just one journalist, Paulette Cooper, from about 1968 to 1985, hoping to cause her to commit suicide or get her thrown in prison.
And his successor, David Miscavige, has expended enormous resources trying to taint the careers of the excellent journalists at the Tampa Bay Times, CNN's Anderson Cooper, filmmaker Alex Gibney, and the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright.