Note -- "The Times was founded the year after the Washington Star, the previous "second paper" of D.C., went out of business, after operating for over 100 years. A large percentage of the staff came from the Washington Star." This was not the Washington Star I grew up with. Also, it really raised an eyebrow when he bought UPI. I wondered -- why did he need to control the news? As in: Moon and News Corps / Fox News Rupert Murdoch major spreaders of Obama-is-a-Muslim and Birther tales. What happens now?