Re: Tom Tobin, St Pete Times on NIGHTLINE 2 Night Scientology Story You people and your insisting that everything must be done this way or that way... "They should have talked about LRH's abuses!" "Why didn't they ask about blah blah blah etc.?" Is it that difficult to understand that the questions were done in such a journalistic way as to be completely relevant to the subject at hand, or do you want every journalist to go off on a tangent on every single critical aspect of Scientology to make it as perfect as you can possibly dream for? Sure, you can be "disappointed", but are you really surprised? Martin isn't going to go from talking about David Miscavige's physical abuses, to suddenly asking if Hubbard's past was accurate, or some deep philosophical discussion about the tech or the freezone, or whatever you people who crave for perfection expect. Also, I've noticed a pattern that (I've mentioned this in similar ways, but I'll repeat it) most exes left because of something they've seen in management that didn't ring right with them. They saw a pattern of things wrong with what was going on within organized Scientology and when they reached their last straw, decided to leave and never come back. When they look at criticism, they tend to stay focused on whatever kind of criticism seems to be pointing out, what in their minds would be, hypocrisy and squirreling by Miscavige. When they look at criticism that points out anything wrong with Hubbard and his tech, their mind instantly shuts off and they disregard everything and ignore whatever source that information is coming from, and completely forget about it. When they're encouraged to look at their management, the first wave of doubt rushes in. The next wave(s) of doubt usually don't come in until AFTER they have left Scientology and do more and more research. In fact, I think the cases of people leaving Scientology based on counter information about Hubbard, have got to be incredibly rare compared to people who have left due to Miscavige and his reign over Scientology. So, when you're more successful at getting people out of Scientology, more people are likely to speak out. And the more people speak out, the more likely you are at making progress. I guess that's just common sense, though.