Playing the man and not the ball?

Having just watched the Panorama programme on Scientology, I am speechless… Without passing judgement on anyone’s belief, that ‘fair game’ counter strategy seems both extraordinary and utterly relentless. The BBC have this segment (comments are coming in at chat room rate) from earlier in the programme. Here’s the reaction from the Scientologists’ camera. Here’s the apology. The ‘debate’ begins and here (and the satire and here). Sinister, or biter bit?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty