The Washington Times has long been a right-wing propaganda vehicle in the guise of a newspaper. Its pages have been a home to birtherism, anti-gay and anti-Muslim rhetoric, and assorted Obama conspiracy theories. So it was not exactly surprising to get an email from political operative Ralph Reed about a new partnership between the paper and his Faith and Freedom Coalition.
I am very excited to share with you a valuable new partnership we have forged with The Washington Times! In addition to valuing the Times’ conservative thought, leadership, and its trusted news coverage, we will now be publishing our own custom content inside the Times’ national digital newspaper, viewable on any computer or mobile device.
The Times has extended an exclusive free 30-day trial subscription to all FFC members to try its TWT News App, its digital subscription newspaper filled with the country’s best conservative opinion, investigative reporting, political news and faith and family coverage. At the end this 30-day trial, you will automatically be enrolled in a discounted yearly subscription to the TWT News App, allowing you complete and uninterrupted access to the full daily news report of The Times — as well as our exclusive content — at a discounted member rate of only $34.95 per year. The Washington Times has also agreed to donate $10 per subscription back to the FFC, enabling us to continue and expand our mission with additional resources.
This “news” came just days before the FFC’s annual “Road to Majority” conference gets under way in DC, featuring a long list of right-wing activist leaders and Members of Congress.
The Washington Times knows how to partner with right-wing groups. It has been a sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference and was the “official media sponsor” of last year’s March for Marriage.