Just a Short aside before I go to work.
It just occurred to me that the current situation with James Murdoch‘s evidence being disputed by various former senior executives at News International, that there are some further similarities between News Corporations current difficulties, and the way the Operation Snow White affair played out for Scientology.
In Operation Snow White Hubbard as far as can be told hung out all the senior people in scientology who were involved, to dry, with several of them serving prison sentences. And I would think of this as a cautionary tale for James Murdoch, powerful people are usually so unwilling to give up their power that they will sacrifice anyone to maintain it. In L Ron Hubbards case it was his own wife. Rupert may well pull the same on his son.
But, and it’s a big but, Hubbard was himself marginalised by those he drew around himself to protect him. David Miscavige emerging as the Cults new defacto leader in a few short years. I wonder who is waiting in the wings to fill the vacuum that James’s departure will leave.