Ask yourself: Is Tony Ortega biased on the subject of Scientology, on L. Ron Hubbard, on David Miscavige, or even on minority religions themselves? As a staunch atheist, might he be biased in the area of religious and spiritual pursuits generally?
Really. Ask yourself these questions.
Then consider my argument below.
Today I want to talk about Tony Ortega. I’ve been saying for a number of years now that Tony Ortega is biased as a journalist in his reporting on Scientology. I’m not saying that because I’m just this vicious troll – which is what he told a journalist at the Hollywood Reporter – that I was a vicious destructive troll. I know this because the reporter told me that Tony Ortega told him that. LOL
So this is why I say that Tony Ortega’s reporting on Scientology is negatively biased. My underlying assumption here, which any journalist should be able to recognize, is that the truth about anything is both the good and the bad of it. Right?
If you were going to tell the truth about Adolf Hitler, for instance, you would tell the truth about all the bad that he did, but you would also have to tell the truth about any of the good that he did too. And I agree that would probably not be very much – but the truth is both. So it’s the same way with L Ron Hubbard – the truth about L Ron Hubbard is both the good and the bad. The truth about Ronald Reagan is both the good and the bad.
I hope I’m not saying anything to a journalist here that they don’t already know.
So that’s my underlying assumption when it comes to Scientology. If you talk to a Scientologist he would only tell you the good. It’s just the good, just the good, just the good. Well that is also biased and you know that you wouldn’t be getting the truth if you only got just the good.
If you talk to somebody who is an anti Scientologist like Tony Ortega, you just get the bad. And if you don’t believe me, I’ve been reading him every day since 2011 when he began at the Village Voice reporting on Scientology – every single day. And I have to say that after, what, seven years now of reading him every day, it is astounding that he never, and I mean never, has anything to report about the good in Scientology. For seven years every single day it’s all bad.
So just like the Scientologist is wrong and not telling you the truth about Scientology when he says only the good about it, it is also not the truth about Scientology to report only the bad like Tony Ortega does.
So this is why I say that Tony Ortega is negatively biased as a journalist against Scientology.
If there’s anybody who can’t see this then it may be because you’re getting a steady stream of negative stuff about Scientology. It’s all that you know, and so you’re kind of an anti Scientologist without even knowing it. You discount, probably rightly discount, things that Scientologists say about Scientology because you know it’s biased. But you’re not discounting things that anti Scientologists say about Scientology and know that it’s biased, too.
Both sides have facts. Both sides have facts. Not just one side. The anti Scientologists aren’t the only ones with facts. So as a journalist, you should be able to recognize that you’re being fed a steady stream of bullshit from Tony Ortega about Scientology – just as if you were being fed a steady stream of bullshit from a Scientologist about Scientology.
So this is my argument for why Tony Ortega is biased on the subject of Scientology. I hope it makes sense.
Thank you very much.
Over and out.