Washington Times Chairman Acted as Liaison Between US, North Korea
The Daily Beast reports that Washington Times chairman Douglas Dong-Moon Joo relayed messages between the Bush administration and the North Korean government from 2003 to 2008, meeting at one point with Kim Jong-il.
Joo also went back to North Korea after the dictator’s death to pay his respects.
Also, the Washington Times ownership in the Unification Church is all mixed up with North Korea:
Other former officials weren’t interested in such informal links, in particular when they involved Sun Myung Moon’s group. “The Unification Church has been playing footsie for some time with the North Koreans,” says Stanford University’s David Straub, a former senior foreign-service officer. “And they constantly had people who were trying to report back to us.”
Related: The Washington Times/Unification Church is pretty crazy, but don’t you feel like they should be way crazier?