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Whoever Said Newspapers Can Never Return To Their Glory Days Never Joined A Korean Cult
November 15, 2010 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Whoever Said Newspapers Can Never Return To Their Glory Days Never Joined A Korean Cult
I'm a media writer for the Washington City Paper. Recently the storied Washington Times, which has burned through $3 billion in mysterious Unification Church-sourced funding over the past 28 years fighting what it saw as prevailing liberal news bias, shaping the landscape of the right wing media long before Rupert Murdoch even got here, and imparting a less-than-deserved sense of respectability upon the crazy Korean cult leader who founded it, was sold. This is an epic story of flower-selling, mass weddings, completely insane sex rituals, swashbuckling Cold Warriors, white supremacists and neo-segregationists, Barney Frank & Vince Foster, closeted gay Republicans and where the money goes when you order from a sushi restaurant…
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This project was posted to MetaFilter by JHarris on November 17, 2010: Whoever Said Newspapers Can Never Return To Their Glory Days Never Joined A Korean Cult

Fantastic story. I've always wondered what the deal was with the Washington Times and this answered every question I've ever had.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:11 PM on November 16, 2010


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