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This one has been bouncing around in my head for years. I decided to do it now, upon hearing that The Washington Times was likely going out of business. No, it’s not that the paper is no longer making a profit—it never has made one. It’s that the Times‘ is losing its sugar daddy (the Unification Church).
The Washington Times was the “answer” to the “liberal” Washington Post. And because of its rightward leanings, conservatives have been willing to overlook its dubious heritage. To wit, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon—who (no shit) says he is the Second Coming of God—has owned and kept the financially failing paper afloat since its founding 1982. And as long as the paper kept beating up on Communists and liberals (because, really, what’s the difference?), conservatives have been able to ignore the cognitive dissonance of being fed propaganda about the virtues of the American free market by a company that only survives through welfare from a foreigner.
Personally, I don’t care what you read. It’s a free country. But I don’t know how anyone who writes for the paper can take themselves seriously, much less look themselves in the mirror.
Thanks to Mark for help with the wording. I also (sorta) incorporated some of his thoughts on the pictures. Thanks to John for posing as the Yellow Peril. For more on the background, see the original Drawing Board Post.