3) “Los Angeles Times”
This is more coverage of the “uniformed mob invades temple” story discredited earlier.
Mr. Bratcher keeps posting this, but he is the one who has expressed the opinion that the LA Times reporters are unethical and bend their reporting to suit their agenda. For example: In 1997 the LA Times did a very balanced story, including an interview with Mr. Ikeda, by reporter Teresa Watanabe. That story reported the allegations about the Gakkai in Japan, but also reported that none have been proven, and in the ones that have been officially investigated, the Gakkai has been completely cleared of any wrongdoing.
That, to Mr. Bratcher, was offensive, and he couldn’t let it stand without trying to discredit the story. Here’s how he tried:
Subject: Re: NST’s obsessive hatred of the SGIWhere did he get this information? HE MADE IT UP!! There was no such item in the World Tribune and in fact, when contacted about it, Ms. Watanabe revealed that she had been born and raised in America, that her grandparents were Christian missionaries — there was NO possible source for Mr. Bratcher to have gotten the information that she is “the daughter of a defrocked priest”, nothing he could have even misunderstood to mean that.
But he couldn’t stand a story about the Gakkai that wasn’t completely negative. So he lied. He invented a story to discredit a reporter — and thus discredit her objective story about the Gakkai. He lied about the ethics of the newspaper he is so comfortable quoting here.
More rebuttal of SG-eye: