Mo' Moonies Mo' Problems
On Saturday, news broke that IBT Media, a company that runs the online business (at least, in theory) newspaper International Business Times, had purchased Newsweek from IAC. So IBT Media now owns Newsweek. But exactly who controls IBT Media?
IBT Media’s corporate leadership site lists two cofounders: Etienne Uzac, the company’s CEO, and Johnathan Davis, its chief content officer.
But some say that the company is actually controlled by—or at least has very close undisclosed ties to—someone whose name appears nowhere on the site: David Jang, a controversial Korean Christian preacher who has been accused of calling himself “Second Coming Christ.”
The Washington Times was ready to close shop last Friday. There was a press release ready to go out the door announcing that, after nearly 30 years and hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, the paper was done.
According to Keach Hagey, the press release never went out and on Tuesday afternoon, Read More
Keeping a daily newspaper afloat is hard. Keeping a daily newspaper owned by a division of Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church afloat is even harder.
The Washington Times‘ weekday circulation has fallen below 50,000, and the news staff has withered to just 70, down from 225 in 2002. The budget is so thin that there Read More
If the New York City Council has its way and a spate of stringent gun-control bills become law, a son of the 83-year-old Reverend Sun Myung Moon could be held financially liable for the deaths of gunned-down New Yorkers.
Kook Jin (Justin) Moon, 33, is the founder and chief executive of Kahr Arms, a Rockland Read More
As a sales team seeking to promote their political goals,
the present occupants of the White House truly excel. By now, everyone must
know that the Bush administration is a cheerfully efficient team of
“compassionate conservatives” presenting the nation with “charitable choice” so
that we can achieve “faith-based solutions” to our national woes. Yet behind Read More