The Washington Times
The Washington Times is a conservative American daily newspaper published in Washington, D. C. Its broadsheet daily edition is distributed throughout the District of Columbia and in parts of Maryland and Virginia. A weekly tabloid edition aimed at a national audience is also published. It is currently owned by Operations Holdings, which is a part of the Unificationmovement, which also owns newspapers in South Korea, Japan, and South America.
About The Washington Times in brief
The Washington Times is a conservative American daily newspaper published in Washington, D. C. Its broadsheet daily edition is distributed throughout the District of Columbia and in parts of Maryland and Virginia. A weekly tabloid edition aimed at a national audience is also published. The Washington Times was founded on May 17, 1982, by Unification movement leader Sun Myung Moon and owned until 2010 by News World Communications, an international media conglomerate founded by Moon. It has drawn controversy for publishing racist content including conspiracy theories about U.S. President Barack Obama and promoting Islamophobia and Armenian Genocide denial. The paper has been known for its conservative political stance, supporting the policies of Republican presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. It is currently owned by Operations Holdings, which is a part of the Unificationmovement, which also owns newspapers in South Korea, Japan, and South America. In 1997, the Middle East Report on Middle East Affairs praised its sister publication, the Washington Times and praised its support of U. S. and Israeli policies. In 1992, North Korean leader Kim Il Sung gave his first and only interview with the Western news media to a reporter who later became Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme. At the time of founding, Washington had only one major newspaper, The Washington Post. At its start, it had 125 reporters, 25 percent of whom were members of the. Unification Church of the U. States.
In 2002, at an event held to celebrate the Times’ 20th anniversary, Moon said: \”The Washington. Times will become the instrument in spreading the truth about God to the world. \”We won the Cold War. Together, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work. And—oh, yes—we won the cold war. ’’ In 1994, it introduced a tabloid edition which was published in a tabloid format and distributed nationwide. It also used ink that it advertised as being less likely to come off on the reader’s hands than the type used by the Post. It was unusual among American broadsheets in publishing a full color front page, along with fullColor front pages in all its sections and color elements throughout. It had one-eighth of the circulation of the Washington Post and two-thirds of its subscribers to its national edition. In the 1990s, the paper mounted a fundraising drive for Contra rebels in Nicaragua and offered rewards for information leading to the arrest of Nazi war criminals. In 2000, it was reported that President George H W Bush encouraged the political influence of The WashingtonTimes and other Unification. movement newspapers in support of American foreign policy. In 2007, The New York Times published an article praising the paper’s support of Israeli policies in the Mideast and praised the work of its sister paper, The Times and The Jerusalem Post. In 2008, the Times published a special edition of The Jerusalem Times on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 2009, it published an exclusive interview with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.