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Thursday, August 7, 2008
AIM Frets Over WashTimes Cutbacks
Topic: Accuracy in Media

Citing a report that the Washington Times is outsourcing its printing operations, Don Irvine writes in an Aug. 7 Accuracy in Media blog post that the paper is "showing signs of financial trouble," adding, "Combine this with the elimination of the Saturday edition earlier this year and it makes me wonder how deep the financial problems are at the paper and how long they will continue to publish."

Irvine falsely suggests that the WashTimes is subject to the same financial model as other newspapers. As we've noted, the Times has never made money and is kept in business only through the deep pockets of its self-proclaimed messiah of an owner. Indeed, it's estimated that the Times has lost at least $2 billion over its 25-year existence.

The question Irvine ishould be asking is not "how long they will continue to publish" but, rather, why financial concerns have become a concern at all for the Moonie Times since they haven't exactly been in the past. Then again, AIM has reportedly benefited in the past from low-cost or volunteer workers supplied by Moon, and AIM has historically not demonstrated much concern over the Moonie connection.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:40 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, August 8, 2008 12:27 AM EDT

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