Washington Times threatened by racism
The Nation apparently has an exposÃƒÂ© in the works on racism at the Washington Times, according to the Prospect Magazine.
In case you're unfamiliar with its background, the Washington Times was created by right wing self-proclaimed Messiah, Rev. Sun Myung Moon to combat the "liberal bias" of the Washington Post (read: pissed at the liberal bias of Reality in the wake of the WaPo's Watergate coverage...).
Since its inception the paper has lost over $1 billion but it's worth it for the consistent right-wing-nuttery it provides as fodder for those who can't or won't distinguish between a vanity paper and a newspaper.
Ahem. The Prospect Mag writes:
The Times has published pieces by Coombs's wife Marian Kester quoting BNP chief Nick Griffin as an expert on Muslim culture. And Pruden is the son of the chaplain of the Citizens' Council in Little Rock, Arkansas, a segregationist group. When Eisenhower sent troops to protect nine black teenagers attempting to enrol at the local high school in 1957, the Reverend Pruden told the mob, "That's what we gotta fight: niggers, communists and cops."
The Moonies... have been fretting about the newspaper's attacks on the UN (which they like) and on North Korea, where the South Korea-based Moonies have big investments. They have now quietly set up a search committee to seek replacements. A strong contender is said to be Maggie Thatcher's former aide John O'Sullivan.(ProspectMagazine)