What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

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What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Knowledge » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:22 pm

I'm confused and could use some help interpreting recent back-and-forth, or lack thereof, between Tony Ortega and Mark Rathbun:

After this post by Tony Ortega at The Underground Bunker -- Mark Rathbun responded with what appears in my personal opinion to be a suggested possible potential threat :

Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/01/moniqu ... ettlement/
"MONIQUE RATHBUN FIRES HER ENTIRE LEGAL TEAM, REPORTEDLY SEEKS SETTLEMENT"
February 1, 2016
Shocking news today out of Texas. Monique Rathbun’s legal team filed a notice with the Texas Supreme Court Friday withdrawing from Monique’s harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology after they were fired by Monique “without cause.”
Response by Mark Rathbun:

Mark Rathbun, Moving On Up a Little Higher
https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2016/ ... nd-bunker/
"Tony Ortega – The Underground Bunker"
February 1, 2016
Tony Ortega – The Underground Bunker
Posted on February 1, 2016 by Mark C. Rathbun | 291 Comments
Mark my words. Tony Ortega and his unnamed sources will rue this day when they declared Monique Rathbun as fair game and subjected her to intentional libel.
Since that post by Mark Rathbun, Tony Ortega has continued to post updates about the legal case, itself, while seemingly ignoring the comment by Mark Rathbun about Tony Ortega over at Mark Rathbun's blog.

Tony Ortega
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/02/the-pa ... attorneys/
"The particularly bad timing of Monique Rathbun’s decision to fire her attorneys"
February 2, 2016

Tony Ortega
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/03/ray-je ... ornia-bar/
"Ray Jeffrey fends off Scientology’s attempt to get him in hot water with the California Bar"
February 3, 2016

Tony Ortega
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/07/our-te ... s-lawsuit/
"Our Texas legal expert helps us understand what’s next in Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit"
February 7, 2016

Tony Ortega
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/18/david- ... s-lawsuit/
"David Miscavige wastes no time once the stay is lifted in Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit"
February 18, 2016

Tony Ortega
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/20/why-sc ... surprises/
"Why Scientology’s petition to the Texas Supreme Court mentions a dildo, and other surprises"
February 20, 2016

Meanwhile, at Mark Rathbun's blog, Mark Rathbun has posted nothing since his February 1, 2016 comment about Tony Ortega:
https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/

Why has Tony Ortega ignored commenting on this post by Mark Rathbun ?

What is going on between Tony Ortega and Mark Rathbun ?

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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:52 pm

Tony is reporting the news and is questioning but respectful. Rathbun is not talking about why the Rathbuns fired their lawyers or why he is upset with Tony. There are lots of jokes on The Bunker about "rue the day."

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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Knowledge » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:13 pm

Don Carlo, I agree with all that you said.

However, Mark Rathbun and his blog are both newsworthy and notable, and thus also are the things he says there.

I'm just surprised Tony Ortega has not reported on or responded to or commented upon that post publicly, thoughts on why not ???

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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:59 pm

Tony's blog attracts many loyal readers because he publishes real news and doesn't insert himself into the story unless he is a major player (like being author of the Unbreakable Miss Lovely). Tony is too professional to get into a catfight that doesn't give anybody new information, and is researching and (hardest of all) patiently waiting, for Monique Rathbun lawsuit updates.

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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Knowledge » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:13 pm

Good points all, thank you !

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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by AngryGayPope » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:47 pm

Don Carlo wrote: Tony is too professional to get into a catfight.


That's funny, I criticized him here and he actually managed to join the board and catfight. Especially as I accused him of being an animal hoarder with lots of cats. Tee hee!

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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:17 pm

That was a brief complaint, and we talked and he went back to the Bunker. We all got over it. Let's hope it stays that way.

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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Wieber » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:00 am

I would like it if Tony Ortega came here from time to time for a chat.
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Re: What's going on between Ortega and Rathbun ???

Post by Painter of Lite » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:48 am

Knowledge wrote:Don Carlo, I agree with all that you said.

However, Mark Rathbun and his blog are both newsworthy and notable, and thus also are the things he says there.

I'm just surprised Tony Ortega has not reported on or responded to or commented upon that post publicly, thoughts on why not ???
I agree but so far the only reference to or "news" Tony has reported on Marty's "threat" is this amusing but interesting comic strip. It seems to be Tony's sarcastic speculation as to possible reasons why "Monique" fired her lawyers and why Marty told Tony and his "unnamed sources" they would "rue this day when they declared Monique Rathbun as fair game and subjected her to intentional libel.":

The shocking space opera secret that is guiding Scientology litigation: http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/26/the-sh ... itigation/

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