I and others have posted recently in support of the BBC journalist John Sweeney for his brave reporting on the sinister Church of Scientology. My local paper, the Brighton & Hove Argus has since recalled an earlier investigation of the cult, whose headquarters are nearby:
In 1994, The Argus published a damning exposé of the East Grinstead-based "religion".
Former chief reporter Paul Bracchi, who secretly infiltrated the cult, remembers how its followers relentlessly threatened and pursued him in revenge for criticising their deceptive and manipulative methods. Here Mr Bracchi, who now lives in London, tells the chilling story of how he was stalked and intimidated for months afterwards, even receiving a bullet in the post at The Argus headquarters in Hollingbury.
It's worth reading in full. Note again how the comments at the end of the article are clearly orchestrated.
I noted a couple of years ago, in another context, that Sweeney has the best of enemies. In the words of George Galloway MP: "John Sweeney on the BBC the other week, the cheerleader in chief for imperialist wars everywhere on the globe, can always be dragged out to make up and make a propaganda film."
I'm proud of him.