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Media Critic Goes Soft on Times

By Heidi Beirich on October 31, 2007 - 1:15 pm, Posted in Media Extremism

Howard Kurtz, media critic of The Washington Post, offers up a story today about the other Washington daily, The Washington Times, and its search for a new executive editor to replace Wesley Pruden.

The only candidate mentioned in Kurtz’s piece is Fran Coombs, who Kurtz says has been interviewed for the job. But what Kurtz doesn’t report on is Coombs’ long history of racism. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report has reported on Coombs and his wife’s extremism several times. You can read about it here, here and here. For more on general extremism at The Washington Times, read here.

  • the daily phosdex

    What you’d expect from a gazetta with known and notorious connexions to a weird and unwholesome element using “religion” as cover for their nefarious and dangerous articles of faith.

    Articles which strike @ the heart of democracy (remember well that Rev. Sun Myung Moon, as in the Times’ “benefactor,” the so-called “Unification Church,” has previously expressed nothing but contempt and loathing for democracy and liberty as “inconsistent and incompatible” with Divine Will, for one) and excuse racism, bigotry and White Supremacy as one with “Christian Witness.”