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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
WND Highlights Gay Papers' Closing, Silent on Wash. Times Turmoil
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Nov. 16 WorldNetDaily article highlights the closing of Windows Media, publisher of several "homosexual newspapers," leading to a discussion of how newspapers are "struggling to retain readership and advertising returns lost to Internet-based publications."

While WND has devoted an article to publications its readership would not be caught dead in close proximity of a copy of -- remember its anti-gay agenda -- WND has been essentially silent on the turmoil at what is arguably the most prominent conservative paper in America, the Washington Times.

As Talking Points Memo has detailed, a family feud among the heirs of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, whose Unification Church owns the paper, led to the removal of three top executives at the paper and the resignation of editor John Solomon.

A search of WND's archives shows no original articles on the Times's curent situation, even though more of its readers would be much more interested in it than the fate of a group of "homosexual newspapers." The archive does include a link to a Nov. 11 TPM article examining whether the turmoil would result in the Times going out of business.

WND has had a previous business relationship with the Times and related publications, as we've detailed, including a content-sharing agreement with now-defunct newsmagazine Insight and the appearance of Joseph Farah's column in the Times' weekly national edition. WND columnist Les Kinsolving even defended the paper by asserting "the fact that the Washington Times was founded by ex-convict and cult leader Sun Myung Moon should not detract from the fact that this daily newspaper has become one of this nation's most influential, and on Capitol Hill, most widely read daily newspapers."

Farah did at one point work up the courage to bite the hand that feeds him by criticizing Moon's "coronation ceremony" in a Senate office building, but that enmity quickly dissapated as WND penned a fawning tribute to the Times on its 25th anniversary.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:20 AM EST

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