Scott Adams is best known as the creator of the comic strip Dilbert, but now he’s weighing in on a possible Keith Raniere pardon.
Adams is not only a cartoonist — he also has a popular podcast, Coffee With Scott Adams, and more than 600,000 Twitter followers @ScottAdamsSays.
Frank Report readers might know that Adams interviewed Canadian actress Nicki Clyne, who continues to be a staunch Keith Raniere supporter, about her experiences in Nxivm and at the Raniere trial. You can view the Nicki Clyne interview on YouTube here.
[Chet Hardin, a former reporter for Albany Metroland broke several important Nxivm stories and was co writer of Toni Natalie’s book The Program. He had a critical blog post about Scott Adams hosting Nicki Clyne on his YouTube show. It is entitled the Culting of Dilbert
He has gotten 61 retweets, 36 quote tweets, 307 likes as of January 13 at 7:13 pm.
The replies on Twitter are mostly negative, though not all. There are also some familiar Nxivm-related names chiming in on Adams’ tweet. Here’s a sampling of what’s been tweeted so far:
Feeling sympathy for cult leaders today? I wonder why. Did he also do the coffee thing where he told his followers what they should think?
This surprise anyone really?
This makes SO MUCH SENSE. Scott loves anyone with a cult following – in this case fucking literally.
You’ll have to tldr bc surface level this seems like peak Hollywood creep
Ulick Norman Owen
A wannabe cult leader defending an actual cult leader.
… Yeah, you defending the cult sounds about right. You’re pretty big on branding
Dr. Streetlamp Le Moose
If the NXIVM leader doesn’t get a pardon he might be branded a felon.
Agree. It’s a private sex cult they can do whatever they like.
Pretty gross even for Pillbert
Creepy to support a pardon for this monster. Disagree.
Draybae Another Plebian
Don’t let Q Anon hear this
I dont know anything about this. I’m still trying to find unbiased information of any type.
wouldn’t be surprised if he was framed
You are sick!
Full English Breakfast
Are you going to present some sort of argument for this? It’s going down like a fart in a lift.
Sure, why not? He should pardon Ghislaine Maxwell while he’s at it too right? Just pardon all the traffickers. It’s not like forcing people to be sex slaves is a horrible crime or anything…
Oh my god. Who do you beleive? If trump pardons him this will be a bad spew of muck from the swamp monsters lips. If he doesnt pardon an innocent man (I wonder), then hes punished unjust for 120 yrs. Why was he involved in the first place?
never gonna happen – let pedo joe do it
Would have to agree. All things considered Trump’s Cult is 10 times creepier and has done far more damage to the country than that dude.
Fuckin of course you do you old viagra-stiff creep
Well the more I think about it, no Scott. Supporting a pardon is WAY TOO SOON. How much have you really DUG INTO IT? Are you sure you don’t have a SOFT SPOT for PERSUADERS? Hmmm.
Scott loves all cults. Especially sex cults. That’s what happens when you haven’t had sex in a decade. Good persuasion!
personal space invader
Fuck that. Keith was about as explicitly anti-Trump as you could get
Surprised to see people who agree that the news is designed to persuade us into believing an alternate reality and courts are corrupt, also deny the *possibility* that NXIVM leader could be getting railroaded.
Douglas C Cowdrick
I despise this guy, he’s a scuzzball I think that these women were all foolish adults, and what he did was NOT a crime. If one of them stabbed him in the throat, and I was on the jury, I’d vote to acquit though. Being a piece of crap isn’t a felony, sorry folks.
Ex-Dem RINO, but always a Patriot
Nah, this goes totally against MAGA doctrine of #SaveTheChildren Whatever political clout Trump has with his 70M voters, he will immediately lose 90% of it with this pardon.
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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