Teen Mania has told so many lies about ESOAL and the physical health and safey of interns, I thought it was worth summarizing. These lies are even more egregious because they come from a ministry that continually stresses integrity, honesty and “doing the right thing no matter what the cost.”
I’ve limited the list to those lies that are publicly documented, although this is by no means an exhaustive list. Drop the scales from your eyes and behold the true character of Teen Mania….
Then why the camo fatigues? Why the leadership structure of seargeant, lt., general, commander, etc? Why have interns answer with “Sir, yes sir!” Why have them ring a bell to quit, Navy Seals style? Why say, “this is based on Navy Seals hell week”?
2) In the Honor Academy Alumni Conference call, Dave Hasz said that they no longer use the chant, “It Pays to Be a Winner and You are a Loser.” However, the intern that JUST PARTICIPATED last week reported this was said to her.
“If we weren’t doing it correctly, besides being punished, they would say, ‘It pays to be a winner. You’re a loser.”
Here is a picture from this years ESOAL. Look at the major’s shirt.
3) Dave Hasz lied to the news and said no cat food was ever served to interns at ESOAL. That is a lie. Click here for video.
4) During the conference call, David Hasz lied about the HA teachings of “Beat your body and make it your slave.”
5) Corporate Exercise – When questioned in the conference call about the safety of corporate exercise, David Hasz flat out lied about the nature and duration of the HA’s physical requirements.
Dave Hasz said that corporate exercise was a pretty tame regimen. Even the Teen Mania fanboys know that is an…ahem…understatement.
You can listen to the audio from the conference call (with fun visuals!) or read the highlights below.
“Corporate exercise is a pretty tame exercise regimen. We’ll do 25-30 jumping jacks, we’ll do some push ups, we’ll do some sit ups, We typically will run early on, we’ll run quarter of a mile or we’ll run/walk a mile, we’ll build up, the most the interns will run is probably 4-5 miles….
I have not taken the regimen, 25 jumping jacks, 20 push-ups and a mile to a doctor and said, hey do you think this is reasonable and safe?
At some point you have to trust that doing the pretty minimal exercise we are doing is safe.”
First of all, we all know that corporate exercise lasts about an hour, so unless the interns are working out in slow motion, simple math shows us that Dave is lying. Personally, I don’t ever remember corporate exercise being this “tame.” A few push-ups, sit-ups and a short run? Which Honor Academy is he talking about?
One current intern said:
This corporate exercise is meant to pretty much destroy you. Even if you are fit, it pushes you to or past your limits. The first couple days were really difficult as far as that goes. It left me feeling exhausted the rest of the day, where I almost fall asleep in the sessions later on in the day.
If corporate exercise is safe and he has nothing to hide, why does Dave lie about the requirements of corporate exercise during the conference call?
In fact, Dave Hasz refutes himself by telling us that just three weeks into the August internship, he took the interns on a 5.5 mile run during Saturday “extra training.”
If you cant’ read it, Dave’s status update says:
What a BEAUTIFUL morning – 63 degrees, 5.5 miles with the interns at extra training, clear, crisp – Ashley mowing the grass…..AHHHH a great day!
6) And of course, one of the biggest lies of all: ESOAL is safe.
DAVID HASZ IS A LIAR.
He lies. He bears false witness. Continually. Repeatedly.
You might not like that statement. But these are the facts. They are indisputable. This man has lied over and over again, with impunity. And he has never apologized for it.
If he cannot tell the truth about these things, why should we trust him about anything else?