Richard Miniter

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Richard Miniter is an author. In 1988, while an undergraduate studying philosophy at Vassar,[1] Miniter attended a short course at the conservative Young America's Foundation's National Journalism Center[2] (whose graduates include Ann Coulter and John Fund[3]). While at Vassar, he edited the Vassar Spectator, "along with Marc Thiessen (later a presidential speech writer for George W. Bush) and Jonathan Karl (later a Pentagon and congressional correspondent for ABC News)," according to his online bio.[1]

He has subsequently been an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal (Europe), a producer for PBS' Technopolitics, a producer for NPR, and an editorial assistant for the American Spectator, and he has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, Reader's Digest, The Economist, BridgeNews, Christian Science Monitor, City Journal, American Enterprise, New Republic, Reason, and the National Review.[4]


Miniter was the Opinion Editor at the Washington Times from March to October 2009.[5][6] Miniter claims he was asked to work from home in July of that year and was never given a reason for his termination. He filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,"saying he was 'coerced' into attending a Unification Church religious ceremony that culminated in a mass wedding conducted by the church's leader, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon." The complaint "also charges the Times with discriminating against him on the basis of age and disability," according to the Washington Post.[6] Miniter has indicated that this case was settled.


Miniter's books include:

  • Leading From Behind (August 2012, St. Martin’s Press)
  • Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (2011, Sentinel)
  • Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror (2005, Regnery)
  • Shadow War: The Untold Story of How America is Winning the War on Terror (2005, Regnery)
  • Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton’s Failures Unleashed Global Terror (2004, Regnery)
  • The Myth of Market Share: Why Market Share Is the Fool’s Gold of Business (2002, Crown Business)
  • Editor of Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24 (2008, BenBella Books)



  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Miniter Biography for Readers, personal website biography, accessed August 2012
  2. Young America's Foundation, National Journalism Center, NJC Alumni Books, organizational list of alumni's books, accessed August 2012
  3. Young America's Foundation, National Journalism Center, NJC Alumni, organizational list of prominent alumni, accessed August 2012
  4. Young America's Foundation, National Journalism Center, Alumni, organizational list of alumni, archived by the Wayback Machine January 15, 2005, accessed August 2012
  5. Jennifer Harper, Miniter to Lead Times Editorial Pages, Washington Times, March 9, 2009
  6. 6.0 6.1 Howard Kurtz, Washington Times Editor Richard Miniter Files Discrimination Claim, Washington Post, November 18, 2009