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When the Rev. Sun Myung Moon financed the creation of The Times, he envisioned the establishment of a “patriotic newspaper” in Washington distinct in voice and impact from The Washington Post, which just the year before became the last daily newspaper in the Nation's capital city. He recognized from the onset the need for The Times to have editorial independence, asking that they only report news without fear or favor. Under that guiding principle, The Times brings readers a fresh perspective by seeking news others aren't reporting, stories others are not telling and exposing Washington to readers outside the Capital Beltway.
The Times first hit newsstands on May 17 and quickly became a staple of hard-hitting scoops and deep-dive journalism, with a world-renowned conservative commentary section.
Reporting from the nation’s capital and around the globe, since then The Times has earned the trust of readers and the recognition of others. In 2018, Simmons Research ranked us at No. 5 among print on its News Media Trust Index and No. 10 among all media platforms, including online, radio and television. The Times’ reporting, opinion and design staff have won national and local awards for breaking news and deadline writing, investigative work, columns, and book and movie reviews.
The Times has withstood criticism and even insults over its association with the Unification Church. Fortunately, our readership has seen fit to rise above coarse attacks and misstatements of fact to focus on the quality work of the news organization.
"The aim of The Times has been to inform American leaders on how to defend America and, as a nation blessed by God, how America can live for the sake of the world,” said Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the widow of Rev. Moon and the current leader of the Unification movement began in 1954 — a year after the war between North and South Korea was frozen by a U.S.-backed armistice. She and her husband devoted their lives to reunifying the Korean Peninsula and to promoting world peace.
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