Thursday, December 31, 2009

Washington Times Not Giving a Sporting Chance

Photo of container bags of The Washington Time...Image via Wikipedia
The bad news keeps on coming for the Rev. Sun Myung Moon/Unification Church-owned Washington Times [see "TUOL" posts 12/3/09 & 11/9/09], which yesterday abolished its sports department and doled out pink slips to prominent editors.

Besides the entire sports department, among those let go were Barbara Slavin, asst. ME for world and national security; Ben Conery, Justice Dept. beat writer; and David Jones, Managing Editor of the print edition.

Though some may consider the mass weddings performed by Rev. Moon a contact sport, apparently Times management considered the highly regarded sports staff expendable.


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