David “Let Him Die” Miscavige responded to a recent posting on Tony Ortega’s website about Paul Haggis being trolled by a “Time magazine” reporter.
Page Six reprinted his response (or at least part of it).
Here is the quote attributed to Karin Pouw:
‘As I told [The Hollywood Reporter] and others, no one named Mark Webber works for the Church anywhere much less in Los Angeles. There is no such IP address at the Anthony Building on Fountain Avenue–it does not exist. The entire story is fabricated.
‘A quick internet search does find a Mark Webber, a movie curator and writer who lives in England. Maybe it’s him. Maybe he emailed Haggis. Who knows? The Church knows nothing about this.
‘What I do know is that you should be ashamed for publishing anything Ortega and Haggis come up with without verifying the facts. Did you get a copy of any email showing an IP address? Did you run the IP address?
This response is interesting for two main reasons.
First, if anyone needed further proof that Miscavige is writing anything that emanates under the name “Karin Pouw” this should lay their doubts to rest. This is classic Miscavige. Aggressive. Challenging questions. Assertions that “no such person exists” (oh, I thought someone impersonating a Time magazine reporter would use his real name…) Miscavige is a real tough guy when hiding behind a computer, even further protected from view by using someone else’s name. Karin Pouw could not come up with these sentences if her life depended upon it. It’s not her manner.
But more significant is the assertion that a reporter should not just accept facts, even if they come directly from the source. They should “get a copy of the email” and “run the IP address.”
Now, what would happen if a reporter asked for the documentation and proof of the church claims of 12 million members, 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated organizations, greater expansion in the last 5 years than the 50 years previously etc etc?
The righteous indignation would register on the moon. The reporter would be labeled a bigot and biased and be scolded for calling the church liars.
I wish a reporter would take this EXACT statement from Davidkarin Miscavigepouw and insist the church provide documentation and proof of the outrageous assertions they claim the media should ALWAYS be running because if they don’t they are “missing the real story.”
Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander Davidkarin.
How about it? You DO have the records of the IAS that show EXACTLY how many members there are. Even if many of them are now dead or have long since left the church, it would give your best case scenario of EVERYONE who was already a scientologist in 1984 plus everyone who has become one since. You also have the VERIFIABLE list of every org and mission and group you count in your 11,000 figure so they could be cross checked. And you have stat graphs of every tiniest statistic in scientology since the 1960’s and you have bank account information as to the level of income…
Why not? It should be easy for an organization that is based on the truth.