About the most involved employment of PR [public relations] is its
COVERT USE IN DESTROYING THE REPUTE of individuals and groups.
The following quotes from POLICIES of the "Church" of $cientology are by
L. Ron Hubbard, "Founder". Source references follow each excerpt.
"About the most involved employment of PR [public relations] is its
COVERT USE IN DESTROYING THE REPUTE of individuals and groups. More
correctly this is called BLACK PROPAGANDA." - HCO PL 11 May 71 Issue III
"Black = bad or derogatory, propaganda = pushing out statements or
ideas, the term used to DESTROY REPUTATION or public BELIEF in persons,
companies or nations. It is a COMMON TOOL of agencies [$cn] who are seeking
to DESTROY real or fancied ENEMIES or seek dominance in some field." - HCO
PL 21 November 72 Issue I - "How to Handle Black Propaganda"
"The activity called BLACK PROPAGANDA consists of SPREADING LIES by
HIDDEN sources. It inevitably results in injustices being done by those who
operate without verifying the truth." - Flag OODs [Orders of the Day] 17
May 71 ["LRH Command Items"]
"When PR is used for the DESTRUCTION of ideals or institutions or repute
of persons, it is called, traditionally, BLACK PR. This is USUALLY COVERT
and a DISTORTION OF TRUTH or a whole cloth FABRICATION." - HCO PL 7 August
72 - "PR and Causation"
"Black Propaganda is in its technical accuracy, a COVERT OPERATION where
unknown authors publicly effect a derogatory reaction and then remain
unknown." - HCO PL 11 May 71 Issue III - "Black PR"
"A COVERT ATTACK on the reputation of a person, company or nation USING
SLANDER or LIES in order to WEAKEN or DESTROY." - HCO PL 21 November 72
Issue 1 "How to Handle Black Propaganda"
"BLACK PR also uses IMAGINATION IN ORDER TO DEGRADE or VILLIFY or
DISCREDIT an existing or fancied image." - HCO PL 7 August 72 - "PR and
SOME HAVE SAID that BLACK PR, i.e., covert destruction techniques, outright fabrication of lies, destroying the repute of individuals and groups, spreading lies by hidden sources, distortion of truth, covert slandering of "enemies", degrading, villifying and discrediting opponents is an acceptable activity for a church.
The "Church" of $cientology IS EXPERT on BLACK PROPAGANDA METHODS; their leader wrote lots of policies about the subject.
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