Fair Game —
Cruel, Unethical, and Standard Policy

On November 5, 2016, Mike Rinder published an essay on his blog site “Something Can Be Done About It” titled Dealing with Critics of Scientology –The L. Ron Hubbard Playbook. I found the essay a comprehensive and incisive explanation of the fair game practice that the COS practices so militantly. I think it would be a valuable resource for media outlets and even the general public at large who might be interested in learning about this cruel and unethical practice. It’s a well-organized and informative article with impressive source citations. I think it deserves as wide a distribution as possible.

So impressed was I by the essay, that I took it upon myself to re-assemble it into a more publisher friendly format. Mike has been kind enough to allow me to make it available as a “broad public issue” document that anyone can read, download, and distribute as they so choose.

Follow the link, open the document, read, save, and spread the word.

“Dealing with Critics of Scientology –The L. Ron Hubbard Playbook”

Church PR Doesn’t Work

(and there’s nothing they can do about it)



Since its founding in 1953, the Church of Scientology has faced criticism from every quarter imaginable on just about every aspect of its philosophy, its organizations, and its founder. As the decades passed, the criticism evolved in a way that reflected the development of mass media communication. There was more of it, it was reaching more people, and was easily accessible. Then with the advent of the internet, Scientology criticism experienced a quantum leap that caught the Church flat-footed. It was a phenomenon from which they have never fully recovered.

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