When we were JW's , we taught people door to door that the pope made himself mediator between men and God. "Mathew 23:10"
But now the watchtower does the same thing by telling the great crowd that Jesus is not their mediator. Instead, the watchtower makes itself their mediator between themselves and God.
So in a way the Watchtower is like the Pope.
The president of the Watchtower Org. should ride around in a popemobile