The Mike Effect
During my OSA ambush meeting, Kirsten Ceatano was tellin me how much better OSA was doing now that the big SP Mike Rinder had left. She told me that they used to be in constant war and that now everything is calm and fun. Is this the “Mike Effect”?
Kirsten went on to tell me that they used to be in constant court battles and that now, after Mike was gone, they had zero court cases – well except for the “no case” that Mark Headley was waging.
Let’s see: After Mike left, we got Jason Beghe’s exit. We saw the rise of Anonymous and the biggest protests against the church ever. We got a series of protest and activism like never before. We got the SP Times article series “The Truth Rundown” changing the whole game. We got ABC Nightline and Paul Haggis leaving the church. And the church is engaged in court cases. In fact, they just lost one in France. Maybe this is the “Mike Effect”?.
Three years prior to Mike Rinder’s exit, there wasn’t anywhere near as much happening as now. If frantic action is fun, then OSA must be having a ball right now. Former Int Execs are speaking out like never before. The statistic “OTs leaving” are in affluence and now with Paul’s resignation letter, the celebrity scene is getting the attention it deserves.
I agree with Kirsten in that I am glad Mike Rinder left.