Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Moonie Times cares not for Objectivity

Just two weeks after WAPO pulled its affiliation with a much criticized and controversial -- maybe even Pro-War -- Pentagon march to commemorate 9-11, The far right-wing and Moonie owned Washington Times is taking WAPO's place.

The Washington Times' offer of free advertising is "a very reasonable thing to do in terms of public service," said general manager and vice-president Dick Amberg. Defense Department officials "have not responded to the offer, and it is unclear if it will be accepted." In explaining its decision to pull out of the America Supports You "Freedom Walk," which includes a concert by Clint Black, the country musician who wrote the pro-war song "Iraq and I Roll," The Washington Post said its policy is to "avoid activities that might lead readers to question the objectivity of The Post's news coverage."

Ouch. One could infer from the WAPO statement that the Moonies-owned WATI does not care about its objectivity. I don't know about you but I am not surprised.

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