Joseph Grieboski, “Huffington Post” blogger: whore for Scientology.

Joe Grieboski (picture from Village Voice Blog)

It’s been a tough year for Scientology; and as close as it is to the end of 2011 the bad news keeps on coming.  Today we found out that “The Huffington Post” had been printing stories by a blogger in the pay of Scientology.  More egg on the face for the dictator of that nasty cult, David Miscavige.  This story was verified by a couple of defectors who were at one time in a position to know who was doing what for the cult.

I have always maintained that the true products of Scientology are lawsuits and scandals.  I am in no danger of being proved wrong, LOL.

Scientology Document Suggests

Huffington Post Religion Blogger has been

 on the Church’s Payroll

By Tony Ortega, Wed., Dec. 21 2011 at 2:38 PM

Former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun made another leak of formerly secret, internal Scientology documents today, and this time he claims to have uncovered that a Huffington Post blogger who defends minority religions, and Scientology, has been on the church’s payroll.

That accusation has been made previously about Joseph K. Grieboski, who blogs at Huffington Post’s Religion section and runs something he calls the Institute on Religion and Foreign Policy. In 2009, former Scientologist Gerry Armstrong accused Grieboski of taking money from Scientology, claiming that he’d talked to a former Institute employee who told him of the connection.

And now Rathbun comes forward with a document from Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs — the church’s intelligence and covert operations wing — which suggests that Grieboski was employed to actively temper anti-Scientology sentiment in European countries. Previously, we’ve authenticated Rathbun’s leaks of OSA documents, including spying operations against Marc Headley, Mark Ebner, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

And besides, another former top Scientology official tells the Voice that he has personal information about Grieboski’s employment with the church.   I’ve e-mailed Grieboski at his consulting business and I left a phone message at the Institute, and I’m hoping to get him on the phone soon to discuss Rathbun’s OSA document.

I’ve also been in touch with the Huffington Post, and I’m helping their media relations team understand the background on this somewhat complex story. They have been very helpful, and I’m hoping to get a statement from them at any time.

What I do know is that Grieboski is not a “featured” writer at HuffPo’s Religion section, and his posts don’t seem to generate a large amount of comments.

However, it was a post he did in May that first brought him to my attention. A fellow Scientology watcher pointed out that Grieboski’s reaction to a task force report by Israel’s Special Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs calling for closer watch on destructive groups was surprisingly voluminous and agitated…

“No democracy would admit to being intolerant of minority faiths or opposed to religious liberty. The tactic used to discriminate against targeted minority faiths in some countries is to redefine the notion of ‘religion’ to exclude disfavored minority groups by labeling them as so-called ‘cults’ or ‘sects.’ This is the tactic embraced by the Task Force in the Report,” Grieboski wrote.

Grieboski didn’t mention Scientology by name, but he did lambaste claims that groups use “mental manipulation.”

Grieboski’s use of the Huffington Post to go after something so apparently obscure — a government task force report in Israel — did make me curious. So I looked around and found Gerry Armstrong’s 2009 open letter to Grieboski. Armstrong, who suffered almost unbelievable harassment at the hands of Scientology’s legal corps (overseen, ironically enough, by Rathbun), claimed that he had talked to a man who had worked as Grieboski’s former public relations man, and who confirmed to Armstrong that Grieboski (or his Institute) was receiving substantial Scientology payments. I tried to contact the PR man, but he didn’t return my call.

For the rest of the story go here:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/12/joseph_grieboski_scientology.php

Corporate Scientology Mercenary – Joe Grieboski

Do you want to know how David Miscavige can imprison and torture dozens of people in the morning on any given day and the same afternoon receive reports how the US State Department is enraged over Human Rights violations against poor David and his cult?   In a word, MONEY.

For more than a decade this gentleman who touts himself as a Nobel peace prize candidate has been on Miscavige’s payroll covering up Miscaviges serial, continuous Human Rights violations.  He is but one of a team of mercenaries, including a number of former US Department of Justice lawyers, who receive thousands of dollars weekly to cover up for David Miscavige’s crimes.

For the rest of the story go here: http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/corporate-scientology-mercenary-joe-grieboski/

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