WE Blog Spin Roberta Anderson's Story
Ex- but pro- Cohenite supporter apparently had a sudden conversion experience on "WHAT Enlightenment" blog. In just under 4 days, Roberta's psyche caved in to an alternate "good cop -bad cop" routine played out in front of an assembled audience of self-appointed exit-counsellors, anti-cultists and fundamentalist Christians.
The WE blog editors wary of recent criticisms over bias, bigotry and distortion decided to throw their critics a bone. A carefully pared down one when they posted Roberta Anderson's balanced but shaky testimony on the front-page of their blog. Boldly tagging it as "A Letter Of Appreciation For Andrew Cohen By Roberta Anderson" they insulted their readers intelligence in assuming that they would not see through their ruse. Roberta clearly was an ex-Cohenite who had her doubts but this fact apparently went unnoticed by the canny WE blog editors.
How could the WE blog editors have missed the fact that Roberta wrote in her first sentence that she wanted to "damn" Cohen?
None the less, WE's more dumb posters started to attack Roberta - perceiving her, on the implication of their editors, as a Cohen supporter.
Until, at least, Roberta mentions her doubts about Cohen, then suddenly WE blog is full of hugs, kisses and back-slapping. Hallelujah! Roberta has been brought back to her senses and saved from Satan! If only. The reality is that Roberta was cynically played. She still has some way to go to sort out her reality.
WE blog went as far as to frontpage post a second piece by Roberta in under a week. This is unheard of at WE blog whose productivity is slower than a camel's fart and half as generous to real critics i.e. the unstaged, non-stooge variety. A sort of recantation "Through a Mirror Darkly?continuing to try to see clearly! Further Reflections from Roberta Anderson" has appeared today.
So what will happen to Roberta? After a week she will be casually dropped. But don't worry manipulative "exit-counsellors" will fight for a share of her spare dollar$ if they can convince her that she needs their "help". But more about these anonymous anti-cultists and deprogrammers in WE blog later including "Freebird" later ...