Tony Ortega can’t seem to lie straight in bed. A recent headline on his blog purports to introduce an ‘Open letter to Marty Rathbun’, which is followed instead by a letter written to him by Paul Haggis, shrilly nattering about Marty Rathbun. Par for the course in the ASC, if you project it and assert it by God it happened. As much as he has desperately tried, Backpage Tony can never be me. Judging by the content of the Haggis letter, and by his recent dramatic appearance on the Ortega/Remini/Rinder production Aftermath, clearly Haggis has fully imbibed the victimhood Kool Aid.
Haggis begins his whiney little rant with “Mike Rinder already dissected … Marty’s flip-flopping assertions.” To the contrary, Rinder has done nothing but meaningless juxtaposition of characterizations asserted over a broad period of time acting as if time, and facts occurring within it, do not exist. He hasn’t addressed a single fact, of the dozens I have shared, about the hypocrisy, dishonesty, and mendacity of Paul, himself, Leah Remini and Backpage Tony.
Then, Haggis riffs along acting as if the facts have already been addressed and inventing yet new fictions to shore up his invented ASC narrative concerning himself. After all, in Vanityland if you project it and assert it with enough indignant drama by God it happened.
By the letter, one would think Haggis has been raped and left for dead because one partial sentence of an email he authored made it onto a website that did not genuflect to his phony victimhood narrative. That, while the sanctimonious hypocrite ‘outs’ his former friends on cable tv with their alleged personal communications and then, with Remini, trashes them, calling them ‘liar’, ‘bigot’, and ‘racist’ (themselves again projecting, incidentally – perhaps a later chapter). Again, there are absolutely no facts included – just straight, ad hominem condemnations of people because their choices of association do not include Remini and Haggis.
Paul pretends to Backpage that he kept my name secret from the church at my behest and for my benefit. That is ridiculous on its face. I had already led the “Truth Rundown” contingent, was featured on the cover of Freedom magazine and interviewed with ABC Nightline and CNN, started a blog (that Backpage Tony begged me to share the secrets of its popularity). But, this Haggis invention is a key plot element to the fiction of the Paul Haggis open letter to Backpage Tony. Remember, the made-up Aftermath story is called “The Betrayal of Paul Haggis.” So, the award-winning screenwriter just skillfully backfills to shore up the party line. If you project it and assert it…
Haggis spins a new myth, in what perhaps is a preview for Aftermath’s next ‘celebrity’ bash. He claims Jason Beghe came to Texas to rescue me from ‘depression’ and start a blog. In fact, I spent nearly a year talking an extremely agitated Beghe off the ledge – a fragile mental state exacerbated by the constant needling of the likes of Backpage Tony. In fact, Beghe never even suggested I start a blog, and was as startled as everyone else when I did so. Haggis invents that Jason was the one who gave me Paul’s email address suggesting he might be someone willing to hear me out. In fact, Jason Beghe was shocked to learn only after the facts the following: a) that I had obtained Haggis’ email address on my own, b) that I contacted Haggis, c) that I shamed him into resigning, and d) I obtained his agreement to connect up with Beghe. In either event, none of this is anything I am proud of (another Haggis invention). Had I known Haggis would degenerate into a professional ‘victim’ I absolutely never would have contacted him in the first place.
Alas, Haggis’ whiny little bitch dishing tends to deposit more and more falsehood the more he riffs. Thus, I digress. Let’s get back to the ‘point’ of his ‘open letter.’ The self-anointed king of transparency is squealing like a stuck pig over a sentence of an email authored by him seeing the light of day. Why does the self-produced, -directed, -rehearsed, and -broadcast crusader for openness and truth protest the slightest sliver of openness and the truth so vehemently?
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2) Read the full Paul Haggis email attachment.
In addition to including no less than eight separate lies and misrepresentations that Haggis suggests that I make to the media, 2 above is the written proof of the truth of 1 above. That Haggis and the Troika, in the face of 1, continued to defraud and deceive the public speaks volumes to their character and motivation. If you can’t see that, chances are your cognitive faculties have been severely affected by excessive ASC participation. If that is the case, probably your only realistic hope for future happiness starts with about 3-400 hours of Scientology objective processes.
If all of this inflames you with outrage and indignation, I feel for you. I leave you with a quote I recently shared with Jason Beghe:
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. – Mahatma Gandhi