Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Signorile on Gore and Moonie Sullivan

Meanwhile, which do you think is more dangerous to American democracy: the perceived cult of liberalism that supposedly envelops The New York Times, or the actual cult known as the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, which envelops The Washington Times?

I bring this up because Andrew Sullivan likes to focus on the evils of Howell Raines’ New York Times, but he’s now working for Moon’s Washington Times, aka the Moonie Times. It’s true–though he’s kept it quite on the down low. He now has a sort of cut-and-paste job of a column there: items he writes on his website are given a new sentence or two to make them seem fresh. (Who said conservatives aren’t into recycling?)

Sullivan has been spending lots of time lately railing against Islamic fundamentalists’ ugly views on America and the West, but as the blogger named Roger Ailes (no, not that Roger Ailes–this one can be found at rogerailes.blogspot .com) pointed out, Sullivan is now silent about what his new employer, the Rev. Moon, has to say about us heathens in the West, which eerily doesn’t sound much different from Osama bin Laden’s thoughts on these matters: