If you want to fix a contest you must control the judge who names the winner or the referee who calls the penalty.
The purpose of a Governing Body is to make sure who wins in any conflict by controlling the venue.
Imagine a boxing match in which one opponent is required to hold his hands behind his back while the other boxer hits him repeatedly.
This is what the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, in effect, does to win their religious arguments.
The don't permit the opposing argument to be presented fairly. They present THEIR DOCTORED version of the opposing argument (strawman)
and set about punching it repeatedly.
The Earth Catholic Church went about burning the writings of those whom they found to be heretics and, then, characterized the argument in public Apologia in vile, scurrilous language when "refuting" it.
Have you ever read the debates of early Church Fathers with so-called heretics? How abou the debates of Martin Luther?
Such vile language and outright nastiness is, frankly, almost comical in its intensity.
I have a vision of Daffy Duck having one of his meltdowns when I read these debates.
Jehovah's Witnesses don't have fair confrontations with their opoosers like in the "good old days" anymore. The Internet has premitted way too many damning pieces of self-contradiction public access for it to be safe.
While Christendom has huge successful TV ministries, the Watchtower shuns public access in technology like the plague. Why? They can't afford a mass exposure of their weird fantasy doctrines to be exploded publicly.
Look at how the Catholic Church has been held up to scrutiny and ridicule in the press.
JW's avoid that like the plague.