What can you buy for a buck? A candy bar, a can of soda… the Washington Times?
No, not just one paper; we’re talking about the entire company.
A memo from an adviser to the company that currently owns The Washington Times says the paper could be sold for $1 to a Unification Church-affiliated buyer.
Michael Marshall's memo says the preliminary agreement would essentially transfer the paper from a company controlled by Preston Moon, the son of Unification Church leader and the newspaper's founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon, to a firm headed by one of the elder Moon's allies.
News World Communications is also asking Delaware-based News World Media Development to assume the paper's financial and legal obligations to its employees and creditors in the tentative deal. The deal is subject to a 30-day due diligence period.
The newspaper has been struggling financially, cutting roughly 40 percent of its staff this year and eliminating its sports section.