Sun Myung Moon contributes $40 million annually to prop up The Washington Times, according to an affidavit filed by the paper’s (current? former? current-but-soon-to-be-former?) editorial page editor, Richard Miniter.
This sounds plausible. There have been reports that the Unification Church’s “True Parent” has lost $1 billion on the Times since its launch in the early 1980s.
The editor, who says he’s been fired, but whose name still appears on the newspaper’s masthead, reportedly received $225,000 per year to write editorials and oversee the paper’s opinion pages. But he says fellow newsmen created a hostile work environment by inviting him to church. The Unification Church, to be precise.
Henry IV, who switched from Catholic to Protestant before becoming King of France, allegedly said: “Paris is well worth a Mass.”
So how about it? Is $225,000 a year well worth an occasional Unification Church service?
For more on the controversy at the Washington Times, click here.