Mar 1 1995

The Washington Times

Who pays the bills for the right's daily paper?

By Daniel Junas Sun Myung Moon, the charismatic leader of the Unification Church, founded the Washington Times on May 18, 1982, the day after he was convicted of tax fraud and related charges. That conviction, for which Moon served 14 months in federal prison, contributed to a widespread perception that Moon was a discredited and fading cult leader. But while Moon himself has faded from the consciousness of the American public, the Washington Times has left its own mark on the political consciousness of the nation’s capital and, indirectly, the entire nation. The Washington Times‘ circulation has never topped 100,000, […]