Well, one reason is because they would have to admit they have helped him. ...please continue reading.
A couple weeks ago, Neil Bush was found touring with Moon, helping Moon promote his UN and planet gigging unit, The Universal Peace Federation. Outside of Gorenfeld's article for Alternet, that story could only be found on a few liberal blogs. Again, why doesn't TV news tell us about Neil and the Bush family's close relationship to Moon? Why doesn't it tell us who has set the nation off on this right wing and theocratic road we are going down? Why does TV act like Moon isn't there? Why do they act like the perpetual money loser, the Washington Times, is anything other than another Moon front designed to manipulate our nation where he wants it to go politically? Non-citizen Moon brags about using his propaganda paper to "influence" our nation, yet you'll never hear TV News say that. Why? Let's take a look.
Larry Zilliox passed on this comment on info from an article in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Larry is the President of Investigative Research Specialists, LLC - and the one who maintains the most up-to-date list of Moon front groups which you can find housed at Steve Hassan's Freedom of Mind site. The list of fronts can be found here.
Here's Larry's insightful comment on the KDM article which is mostly a fluff piece on Moon's organization and their fishing business in Alaska:
Obviously in the KDM piece the Moon elder, Mr. Cooper, blew the cover to that decades old deception but you won't see it on the news. This deception runs deep. Here, Zilliox states how it works in this Dennis Roddy piece...
Below is a transcript of a very, very rare appearance of actual reporting on Moon in a 15 year old NBC Nightly News broadcast which shows the deception in action.
Here's some background on those interviewed for the 1990 NBC report:
Bo Hi Pak: Pak was Moon's longtime interpreter and advance man. Pak came to America ten years in advance to lay the groundwork for Moon's official arrival in 1971 when he took the helm of his U.S. operation. Pak is currently in a Korean prison for fraud. Moon has done nothing to help him even though, imho, Pak made Moon what he is today. Now Moon's daughter, who is also Pak's daughter in law, has started an effort to save Pak. In a bit a irony, given that Moon's organization has made, by the attorney's estimates, billions swindling the Japanese, Pak was swindled by people apparently introduced to him by members of Moon's organization. Read about it here and check out all the photos of Pak shaking hands with some folks I am sure you will recognize. Pak is the one Poppy Bush communicated with the Moon organization through for years.
Joe Rothstein: President of Capitol Video in 1990.
Michael Warder: Worked directly with Moon for many years, helping him with his newspaper in New York. Warder stated in a FRONTLINE that Moon wanted a media totally loyal to him. I don't think that meant Moon must own them, just that the media won't give him any trouble by exposing to the American public what he is doing behind the scenes to mold our nation politically, his goals. Moon has that now with the American TV media and major print media who refuse to inform the nation about his efforts.
Jonathon Park: Bo Hi Pak's son. If you believe the bean spillers in the Kodiak Daily report, as anyone who looks would, then in the NBC report below, Park is doing what former members say moonies are trained to do, that is, use "heavenly deception." They believe it is OK to lie for the Moon cause if it helps protect the organization. The moonites say they don't practice "heavenly deception", former members say they are lying when they say that. :)
James Whelan: Staunch conservative, worked for a Scaife paper before being highly recruited by the Moon organization and taking the job as the first editor and publisher of the Washington Times. He quit the paper calling it a "moonie paper" and saying he had "blood on his hands" for helping the paper gain respectability.
here's the transcript of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw - August 1990. Jamie Gangel reporting from Washington D.C..
The latest from NBC's Jamie Gangel:
(scene: Moon mass wedding with participants at Moon's direction raising hands and yelling "mansie" in unison three times)
Gangel: Sun Myung Moon, 1982, this is what most people remember; the mass weddings, the moonies, young people sent out to sell flowers and give all their money to the church. Since then, Rev. Moon and his followers have built an empire but critics still charge the UC is a destructive cult.
Steve Hassan: It's an international conglomerate of people who are completely under the control of Moon and his leadership. It's an organization that wants to take over the world and has been working to do so, relentlessly.
JG: They own - prime real estate in all fifty states, one third of the U. S. fishing industry, banks, hotels, a weapons factory, even this fancy French jewelry company (show Christian Bernard Jewelers) and now the Moon organization is focusing on television. In a rare interview we spoke to Moon's right hand man, Bo Hi Pak. He told us, their goal is a national cable network.
Bo Hi Pak: It's going to be a America's television, promote America's ideology, America's worldview, which is God centered world view, traditional values, that is what America needs.
JG: And the point man for the TV operation is Jonathon Park, Bo Hi Pak's son. Funded in part by Church related businesses, in the past five years Park has bought virtually every independent television production company in Washington DC. He's built this $90 million dollar complex and now controls five companies, including the largest state of the art studio in town. He's even bought into Nostalgia cable, a system that reaches almost 11 million viewers. It's made competitors nervous.
Joe Rothstein: I think the immediate danger in the Washington area is that they would get a lock on all the means of television and video production.
Jonathon Park: There is no other motive, no other hidden agenda. These businesses are run for profit and they're operated very much like any other well run company.
JG: And the church will not influence them?
Jonathon Park: Absolutely, no.
JG: In fact, Park's clients say there has not been any influence and very few of his employees are even church members but critics say there is another agenda.
Warder: If you want to be the second coming of Christ, you want all the power you want all the money, you want control of all the media. That's the objective.
JG: And if the names of your clients are a measure of your power and prestige, Jonathon Park and the Moon organization can now claim they are accepted by a virtual who's who of the TV industry.
(video of CNN lead in) CNN is one of the most visible. It rents many of its crews and technical staff from Park. NBC, ABC, CBS, and many of their affiliates also give Park business.
James Whelan: People are cooperating willy nilly throwing their money at them, throwing their reputations, their prestige, their honor even, at the moonie cause and choosing not to look. See no evil, hear no evil....
JG: Others are Ted Koppel communications, many foreign networks and Entertainment Tonight.
SH: Doing business with Moon is giving credibility and legitimacy to a man who is, in my opinion, a total demagogue, who runs a destructive cult that uses deception, mind control, and hurts thousands and thousands of people.
JG: The Moon organization vehemently denies these attacks.
Bo Hi Pak: They're the liars, they're liars and premeditated to destroy our church and I know one thing, we're speaking the truth. And I know who Rev. Moon is, he's a man of God. (...unintelligible) God is truth. I know we shall prevail because "truth" shall prevail.
JG: Should anyone be worried about this? Critics say "Yes" - that Moon's agenda is power, taking over the world. But the church insists that's absurd, that it's just investing in legitimate businesses.
Jamie Gangel NBC News Washington.
One third of the U.S fishing industry in 1990? The few people I know of who follow Moon(there aren't many) find that hard to believe, although I do understand Moon is the biggest taxpaper/employer in Kodiak.
Kodiak Daily Mirror Unification Church has long history in Kodiak
Article published on Friday, September 30th, 2005
By ANDREW WELLNER
International Seafoods, now doing business as True World Seafoods, has strong connections to the Unification Church, the 50-year-old church headed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
In 25 years, church elder and longtime Kodiak resident David Cooper says, "A lot of things have changed in Kodiak." ...
Moon approves land purchases. And once his stamp of approval is on a transaction and the property is in hand, the company can't sell it without his consent.
While the business isn't owned by or even formally affiliated with the UC, they do have tight connections. Moon does the bulk of the decision making for both the church and the company.
And members move back and forth. Rev. Cheol Ho Bang, now the pastor at the Kodiak church, worked for a few years in the company. And Jang Kim, an executive at the plant, was once a pastor.
Cooper said the company is a way Moon found to make the church and its associated movements for world peace self-sufficient.
The movement estimates that 90 percent of its resources go toward various activities they sponsor to promote social justice issues.
As Kim puts it, although the church and the company are separate, "We actually go toward the same goal -- to make a kind of ideal world." ..........
Editor's note: David Cooper is married to Daily Mirror fisheries reporter Deanna Cooper, also a longtime resident of Kodiak and a church elder.
These are pretty straight forward wouldn't you say?
2. The Moon Organization attempts to achieve goals outlined by Sun Myung Moon, who has substantial control over the economic, political, and spiritual activities undertaken by the organization in pursuit of those goals.
3. Among the goals of the Moon Organization is the establishment of a worldwide government in which the separation of church and state would be abolished and which Moon and his followers would govern.
4. In pursuit of this and other goals, the Moon Organization has attempted, with varying degrees of success, to gain control over or establish business and other secular institutions in the United States and elsewhere, and has engaged in political activities in the United States. Some of these activities were undertaken to benefit the ROK Government or otherwise influence U.S. foreign policy.
Take a gander at this quote from Craig Maxim who was a member for many years. A singer, he traveled the world entertaining Moon at the leader of the UC's mansions. Craig is now a dedicated Christian. Having read a good bit of Craig's work, I believe he is as honest a man as you will ever read. See for yourself, check out his ever growing site here. From the ARU forum where the Unification Church is discussed. The board is a shell of its former self: Quoting Maxim addressing another poster:
Moon was supposed to have NOTHING to do with the AFC and the Times beyond being the "founder" of these organizations. I personally witnessed that this was not true. I saw the reality myself. You on the other hand, are a nobody in the UC, and so all you have is the party line, which you believe without question.
Ann Louise Bardach in her 1992 article "Moonstruck: The Reverend and his Newspaper" which was scrubbed by Vanity Fair because she said "reservations were expressed about the litigious Moonies" and was finally published in 2004 in David Wallis's Killed, Great Journalism Too Hot To Print says this about Shiner:
She was one of the principle forces behind the Washington Times, and some staffers believe that the idea of starting the paper was hers. The Church, however attributes the paper's founding "to a vision of heavenly father," meaning Moon.
I don't think the world has a clue.