August ‘views’ surpass June’s record for Frank Report

On June 4, Frank Report broke the story about DOS. The site had been largely inactive serving mainly as a site for people to get info on Keith Raniere.

Readership is up at the Frank Report. I tend to ascribe it to new found Mexican readers.

With one day left in August, the views have surpassed the highest totals of views achieved in June 2017 following the reporting of DOS.

June total views was 79,535. July was 77,624. August to date is 92, 551.

On June 4, Frank Report broke the story about DOS. The site had been largely inactive serving mainly as a site for people to get info on Keith Raniere.
Total views from August 1 – 30.

Here is the breakdown of views by countries.

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    A Destructive Cult Mirrors the Leader:

    The nature of any group is dependent upon the characteristics and behavior of the leader. The group mirrors and copies the personality of the leader wittingly or unwittingly. In a destructive cult the leader is a sociopath. The words sociopath, psychopath and destructive cult leader are used synonymously in this text.

    The names Jim Jones, David Koresh, Marshall Applewhite, Asahara, Sun Myung Moon and most recently, Ilchi Lee (Dahn Yoga cult) and Scientology’s David Miscavige are associated with cruelty, greed, blind allegiance, and abuse. There are allegations of criminal activities, tax evasion, beatings, and deaths. In the eyes of an ordinary person a destructive cult leader would not be considered “human.” What is amazing are the similarities between all the destructive cult leaders. So much so that destructive cult experts have created the term “Cookie Cutter Messiah” to describe their lethal mixture of charisma and psychopathy.

    Common Characteristics:

    They present themselves as the Ultimate One; a genius, the leader of mankind, an enlightened vehicle of God, a savior, and sometimes the most humble of humble.
    They are glib, superficially charming, and persuasive.
    They attempt to destroy their detractors verbally, harass them, or disarm them emotionally.
    They are manipulative, conning, and cunning, and they use charm to ally victims.
    They discharge powerful rage to dominate, nullify, and humiliate.
    They have a grandiose sense of self, entitlement, and they are greedy.
    Paranoia often accompanies the grandiosity, reinforcing a real or imagined us-versus-them scenario.
    They often tend to create an imaginary story about their own powers and abilities and can lie easily and coolly.
    They have a lack of remorse, shame, and guilt justified by the principle that the end justifies the means.
    At the core of a destructive cult leader is a deep-seated rage.
    Destructive cult leaders see those around them as objects, targets, or opportunities, not as people. They do not have friends; sociopaths have victims and accomplices and the latter frequently end up as victims.

    How group members respond:

    They have to justify and rationalize the cruelty because it is so difficult for them to believe that someone they love, respect, and admire so much could intentionally hurt and abuse them.
    Truth forces the true believer to face the sudden and overwhelming awareness that they are being deceived, used, and victimized.
    To not feel deceived the member invalidates his or her own ethics, morals and perceptions.
    Feels guilt for being critical of the leader or group and replaces it with a false positive image.
    They hide their abuse.
    They have a grim vision of the future.
    They feel powerless.

    Violations include, but are not limited to; wasted lives, ruined families, massive debt, illness and death. Members and ex-members are often damaged mentally and physically. After a believer leaves internalized voices often haunt them with shame, blame, regret and a sense of betrayal. When a believer is expelled self harm is often idealized because they have failed to achieve the group’s ultimate purpose. The ex-group member needs the right counseling to help them regain freedom of thought and bring them back to life.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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