The Washington Times, not to be confused with The Times, has been around since the early 80s. Many consider it a right-of-center counterpoint to The Washington Post.
[Editorial Note: In our haste, we referred to Washington Times as a “left-of-center” when it is, as the rest of this post states, actually considered right-of-center.]
The magazine had heavy ties with Republican administrations and was founded by Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who also founded the Unification Church. In 2002, Moon stated:
“The Washington Times is responsible to let the American people know about God.” Later, he added: “The Washington Times will become the instrument in spreading the truth about God to the world.”
had, until 2009, received significant funding from the Unification Church, as founded by Rev. Sun Myung Moon. But in 2010, Moon bought the paper for a reported $1.
We’ve looked at their homepage over the course of three days and didn’t see any flagrant bias, other than two days of huge, unflattering images of Hillary Clinton and mention of her Email scandal, yet no mention of how Trump is considering David Petraeus for a cabinet position. Remember him?)
The same cannot be said for their op-ed and “analysis” sections. In fact, there’s this article:
But the article sits with this URL, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/17/chaos-in-transition-business-as-usual (emphasis ours), which leads one to think it’s news and not an editorial.
For the purposes of this site, we consider The Washington Times as real, but with a heavy Conservative lean.