[Note: This blog post is reprinted from the September 28, 2006 edition of Scoobie Davis Online]
In response to Max Blumenthal's Nation article on The Washington Times that documents the racism, misogyny (not surprising for anyone familiar with Moon), and infighting that exists in the quasi-newspaper. Writing in the Huffington Post, former Times reporter George Archibald called for the removal of the bad apples--namely Editor-in-Chief Wes Pruden, Managing Editor Fran Coombs, and assistant national editor Robert Stacy McCain.
The problem with this approach is that the problem isn't a few bad apples--the whole barrel is rotten. The Washington Times is a political operation masquerading as a journalistic outlet. What's more, it was established by a megalomaniac who is seeking political power in the United States and wants to use our freedoms ultimately to destroy our freedom and establish a one-world theocracy. Keep in mind also that the two billion or so dollars that Moon has dumped into this white elephant (The Times' circulation is one-seventh of the Washington Post and is considered a joke by real journalists) came off the backs of exploited church members who often were worked until exhaustion or bilked out of their life savings. The Times is nothing more than a means for Moon to achieve power--if you don't believe me, listen to Moon himself:
If anything, it would be preferable to keep clowns like Pruden, Coombs, and McCain on the Times' payroll as long as possible to remind people how the Times is a disgrace to journalism.
Addendum: When it Rains it Pours: Randall Casseday, the director of human resources at the Times, got nabbed by the DC cops and charged with "one count of attempting to entice a minor on the Internet." It's too bad that Moon was never charged with his involvement with a minor.
UPDATE: Max Blumenthal has more.