The Washington Times, a daily launched in 1982 by Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, is set to lay off much of its editorial and production staff tomorrow, according to reputable sources within the paper.
The struggling paper, which reportedly has lost billions of dollars in its 27 year history, may be on the verge of a shutdown within 60 days. The paper may switch to a completely online format, according to insiders.
A WND message left with the newspaper this morning requesting comment was not returned immediately.
In recent weeks, the paper lost its top editor, John Solomon, and two other top executives. Its editorial page editor, Richard Miniter, yesterday filed a claim against the paper for religious discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Miniter says he was “coerced” into attending a Unification Church religious ceremony in which a mass wedding was conducted by Moon.
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