Links to the old Bob Port Stuff

This was a blog that went dark after Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares, won re-election. The Wayback Machine has the blog posts saved from May 2012.

It was called Soares spot.

Below is the Saratoga In Decline blog’s article covering the arrest of Albany Times Union reporter Bob Ports’ wife. In this post, the blog gives attorney Kevin Luibrand’s NXIVM enrollment number
Oddly, there were a couple of Allison Mack comments. This is from 5/24/2012

Anonymous said…Robert Gray, a friend of Allison and NXIVM course taker, has mentioned you on Allison’s blog. Here is a quote:

“I find myself wishing some of your readers would think a little more critically. Not everything you read on the internet, or in newspapers, is true, and this seems especially accurate when it comes to the ‘hate-on’, and personal vendetta, that the Times Union, and a single blogger. [John  Tighe] seem to have for Keith Raniere. Rumor, hearsay, and sensationalism are not journalism, and neither of these sources are reliable. Always consider the source of your information.”

He calls what the Times Union and you have obtained as rumor, hearsay, and sensationalism.

It’s pretty clear then that any negative posts concerning NXIVM and Raniere are filtered and removed.

In the land of fairy dust, none of the underage girls, lawsuits, attacks on Toni Natalie, Barbara Bouchey, Susan Dones, Rick Ross, failed investments, sex addiction, gambling, have ever existed.

It’s all just rumor, hearsay and sensationalism, laced with a personal vendettas.

Everyone is a liar, and a non-critical thinker, except the “ethical” followers and members of NXIVM.

Right is left and upside down is right-side up.

MAY 25, 2102

Anonymous said…You hit the nail on the head. The spin machine must be on retainer.

Let’s see, how do we paint Keith as a widely misunderstood genius/humanitarian? How do we rescue Allison’s reputation as fans and casting directors get a glimpse of her sheep-like adoration of a highly-paid mentor, and his merry band of MLM-trained shysters?

Easy. We engage the outwardly credible (appearing) and well-spoken members of the flock to denounce all detractors as “unreliable” (Forbes, TU, Vanity Fair, Maclean’s, eyewitness accounts of ex-Espians, not too mention the various state authorities who shut down Consumers’ Buyline for being a scam).

The truth is a bitter pill to swallow if you’ve been submerged in an alternate universe for most of your adult life. The Emperor is walking around Clifton Park naked with his followers extolling the virtues and beauty of his fine, nonexistent garb.

What exactly constitutes a reliable source? I only hope it gets harder to make this false argument as others step forward to cover this story.

Allison Mack with DOS slave Lauren Salzman.
His name is Keith Raniere. But he has instructed his followers to call him Vanguard – the leader of the new thought. .

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  • The context of this post makes more sense when you consider that Bob Port was a Sr. editor at the Albany TIMES UNION on the investigative side. He recently tweeted:

    Bob Port‏
    Nov 12

    If NY @AGSchneiderman is, in fact, really investigating some sort of wrongdoing by the unusual upstate NY organization NXIVM, why wouldn’t the Attorney General just come out and say so on the record? Mr. Schneiderman is not typically shy about such things.

    Why is it that the TU sat on NXIVM stories for years Bob Port? Could it be because you had NXIVM ties?

    Some of us may wear tin-foil hats but we also have long memories about rumblings from years past. We know that NXIVM infiltrated David Soares’s DA office with Kristin Keeffe’s placement as an unpaid intern digging up dirt on NXIVM enemies. Not to far of a reach to believe local news media was paid not to write about NXIVM.


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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