- The Washington Times - Monday, September 10, 2012

The death of the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon (“Rev. Moon, Times founder, dies at 92,” Web, Sept. 2) brought to mind my memory of the first day of publication of The Washington Times.

In response to that first issue, I wrote a letter to the paper expressing the hope that the paper would provide opportunities for black and other conservative journalists of color. I said in my letter that this should be the case, particularly since The Washington Times initially was owned by a person who was a native of Korea. Although I do not share the political perspective of the paper, I thought journalists of color ought to have opportunities for expression in The Washington Times.

I appreciated the fact that on the second or third day of publication, an editorial responded to my letter. I have a copy of that letter somewhere in my files today. I believe that our nation, like an airplane, needs a right wing and a left wing to fly.

Since Day One, The Times has been consistent in sharing its perspective and in giving space to a racial and cultural diversity of writers. Thank you.


THE REV. GILBERT H. CALDWELL

Asbury Park, N.J.