Washington Times ex-editor sues, wants paper sold
Richard Miniter, a former editor at The Washington Times, is suing the paper for forcing him to attend a church event when he was first hired last year and other stress-inducing conditions.
The paper has generated unprecedented headlines in recent weeks as three executives have been fired and its top editor has resigned.
In an interview on CNN, Miniter discussed the inner-workings of the paper, as revealed in his affidavit. He said the paper is losing about $40 million a year. “In fact the paper has lost money for more than 27 straight years,” he said.
Miniter believes the Unification Church, founded by Rev. Sun Myung Moon, is an unfit newspaper owner, bent on unethical control of the newspaper. “The church actually doles the money out in weekly amounts in order to keep complete control over the paper,” he said.
After months of attempts to reach a settlement, he says he is hoping to be paid the money he is owed and would like to see The Washington Times sold.
This video is from CNN’s Reliable Sources, broadcast Nov. 29, 2009.