The Gadflyer: Moon Over Washington: "Why are some of the capital's most influential power players hanging out with a bizarre Korean billionaire who claims to be the Messiah?
"Should Americans be concerned that on March 23rd a bipartisan group of Congressmen attended a coronation at which a billionaire, pro-theocracy newspaper owner was declared to be the Messiah %u2013 with royal robes, a crown, the works? Or that this imperial ceremony took place not in a makeshift basement church or a backwoods campsite, but in a Senate office building? -John Gorenfeld, 6.09.04"
Where in Washington, D.C. is Sun Myung Moon?: I'm _____________ and I approve this Messiah A Work of interactive investigative journalism in bite-sized chunks by John Gorenfeld.
With lots of pictures and video clips. You gotta see this.
The Rev. Moon Honored at Hill Reception (washingtonpost.com): "More than a dozen lawmakers attended a congressional reception this year honoring the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in which Moon declared himself the Messiah and said his teachings have helped Hitler and Stalin be 'reborn as new persons.'
"At the March 23 ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) wore white gloves and carried a pillow holding an ornate crown that was placed on Moon's head."
Yep that was the congressman holding the crown for the coronation. This was a federal office building by the way.
Moon owns the dreadful Washington Times... and one of his moonies runs the World Tribune, which is referred to by Limbaugh, Fox News and O'Reilly.
From The New Yorker: "....[says] Rush Limbaugh, for instance. “There’s a piece in the World Tribune today—one of the papers in the United Kingdom—exactly as theorized on this program early on,” he said on his radio show. “It’s unconfirmed, but it’s a story that many of the weapons of mass destruction are at present buried in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.” Fox News, catering to a similar demographic, enlisted a military analyst that evening to discuss potential ramifications—military intervention in Lebanon?—on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
"In fact, the World Tribune is not published in the United Kingdom, nor is it, to be precise, a newspaper. It is a Web site produced, more or less as a hobby, in Falls Church, Virginia... Its editor and publisher, Robert Morton, is an assistant managing editor at the Washington Times and a former “corporate editor” for News World Communications, the Times’ owner and the publishing arm of the Unification Church, led by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon."
remember when they used to have real journalists and they would tell you what a kook this Moon guy was and what a criminal he was (he definitely was)? look how long this stuff is investigated on the internet before any mainstream media picks it up. well heck, it certainly shouldn't matter to taxpayers that our elected ones are crowning some Korean guy as the messiah. nah. no biggie.