The Washington Times bias rating is leans right. The Washington Times has the slogan “America’s Newspaper” and targets center-right conservatives, even defining itself as a conservative news outlet. The newspaper was created by Sun Myung Moon to conservatively fight communism, and also to stand as another, more conservative option to The Washington Post, which he claimed had a liberal bias. Because the newspaper is conservative, the AllSides Bias Rating™ for The Washington Times leans right. As of April 2017, a vast majority of the 14,000 AllSides users who voted agree with the lean right ranking. This number is consistent with the July 2016 results in which a large majority had also agreed.
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The Washington Times, founded in 1982 with headquarters in Washington D.C., is a newspaper printed daily. It was founded by Sun Myung Moon as well as the News World Communications. The newspaper primarily focuses on American politics, but also briefly covers entertainment, sports, business, and contains editorial and opinion pieces as well. The Washington Times identifies itself as “America’s leading online destination” for important news information with conservative viewpoints. The Washington Times was financially unstable for 33 years until 2015, their first year turning a profit. Today, just above 100,000 newspapers circulate daily, over 600,000 less than its competitor, The Washington Post.
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Funding, Financing and Ownership
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The Washington Times was founded in 1982 by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church. The Washington Times is owned by Operations Holdings Inc., which is part of the Unification movement. Christopher Dolan is the current president and CEO of The Washington Times.
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