I agree with Dogpatch. The WTS has let the elders out to dry too many times. If the elders are smart, they will realize that the WTS is not protecting their backs. In fact, the WTS doesn't even allow the elders to record the elder schools. Why? If an elder follows the advice given and something bad happened, the WTS can say, "Oh, that wasn't what was said, the elder misinterpreted our instructions." Hence, elder hung out to dry. Remember, 1975 didn't happen. The elders/men/followers misinterpreted the FDS.
Eventually, even the stupidest elders are going to catch on. When they lose their elders, there will be mass apostacy. The R&F does not really know Bethel, but they do have close ties wtih the local elders. If the elders leave & call it a bullhockey cult, the R&F will follow.