Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Exclusive: Sun Myung Moon's Alliance with Another Cult-Run Media Group

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Sun Myung Moon's media empire has branched out to right-wing talk radio with the recent establishment of the Washington Times America's Morning News program. The co-hosts of the radio program are John McCaslin, a columnist and a former editor of the Washington Times, and veteran right-wing talker Melanie Morgan.

The program is due to an alliance with Moon's Washington Times and another media outlet founded by a cult leader, the Talk Radio Network (TRN). TRN was founded by zany cult leader and radio talk show host Roy Masters and is currently run by Masters' son Mark. Having listened to Masters' radio program, I can confirm that Michael Savage (whose radio show is syndicated by TRN) is the embodiment of sanity compared to Masters (ConWebWatch has a succinct primer on Masters and TRN).

The alliance between Moon's Washington Times and the Masters' Talk Radio Network is, in Unification Church terminology, a "perfect marriage."

UPDATE I: Welcome readers of Crooks and Liars, American Politics Journal, and Oliver Willis' blog. Check out the articles on my main blog (the sidebar of hilarious transcripts of on-air conversations I've had with Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, etc.). also, check out the front page of the Sun Myung Moon blog and watch the YouTube video "The World's Most Powerful Cult."

UPDATE II: Lanny Davis is a regular guest on the show. Davis performs the same thing on the Washington Times radio program that he does for Fox News (and did on G. Gordon Liddy's radio show)--he acts as an on-air punching bag.

UPDATE III: When the news media focused on missing governor or South Carolina Mark Sanford (who it later turned out was having an affair with a woman in Argentina), the Washington Times let Sanford know that they were on his side. A WT staffer sent an e-mail to Sanford's office with the following message: "If you all want to speak on this publicly, you're welcome to Washington Times Radio. You know that you will be on friendly ground here!"


Kenneth Gordon Neufeld said...

Moon has a series of talks called "Master Speaks". Will this now be changed to "Master and Masters Speak"?

Anonymous said...

Whatever kenneth.