Scientology never understood what is required of a great spokesperson. Hubbard had no idea. He thought HE was the Ideal spokesperson. But in interviews, he came across as a manipulative liar. His blinking, gulping, affectations and tells were literally littered across the landscape. He was a very bad liar, especially when cornered. RATING: POOR! COMES ACROSS AS A HUSTLING CON MAN Miscavige bombed too. One interview (Nightline) and he threw in the towel and never came out for a second round. And he didn't know how to PICK a spokesperson either. Heber Jentzch devolved too often into wildly overblown buffoonery and histrionics. He couldn't find a "valence" that worked, vacillating instead between the pious religious gravitas and laughable clownery. RATING: POOR! COMES ACROSS AS A HUCKSTER WHO THINKS THE AUDIENCE IS STUPID. How about Tommy Davis? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL Condescension & Clownery taken to an all new level of cringe. He was robotically putrid and sleazy to boot. What Scientology always needed was an lovable, avuncular type (think Jimmy Stewart in ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE, or Tom Hanks. Or, Morgan Freeman.....). If they couldn't come up with "lovable" at least they could have come up with "zen serene", connoting an individual who has "made it" and exudes joy (think Dalai Lama). But they couldn't do any of those things, so instead they came up with a joyless, neurotic liar-- Blinky Yingling. How could the cult not know something this simple? How could the "able" not be able enough to know that if people mistrust/hate your spokesperson, they mistrust/hate you? REASON: Because this cult is a freaking disaster of stupidinous magnitude! REASON BEHIND THE REASON: Because Scientologists believe themselves to be far superior to homo sapiens. And after that, the ugly condescension always shows its ugly face. People can see that. And those who do not see it can feel it. And those who do not feel it are not worth worrying about because they are already duped, lock-stepping zombie Scientologists. LOL If tasked, I could do a casting call and come up with a lovable spokesperson in 6-7 weeks. The cult has failed to do that even once in 6-7 decades!!!! CONCLUSION: Scientologists don't know how to know. They don't even know that they don't know. You know?