Monday, July 18, 2022

Celebrating 40 Years At The Washington Times: An important, Contrarian Voice In The Media Landscape

Like Michael McKenna, I too am proud to be a contributor to the Washington Times. 

I’ve been a contributor to the Washington Times since 2012, offering op-eds, book reviews and a regular On Crime column. 

Unlike most daily newspapers, the Washington Times offers fair news coverage and four full pages of conservative commentary. The Washington Times is a national newspaper, which is read across the country online or in subscription digital form.   

In his column, Michael McKenna looks back at the newspaper’s’40 years. 

On May 16, 1982, the media world was dominated by the editors and other gatekeepers at just a handful of major media organizations. 

The New York Times routinely set the national agenda, the television networks built their news broadcasts around those stories, and other participants in the legacy media followed their lead. These gatekeepers, monochromatic in tone, temperament, beliefs, experience and education, were a pretty well-run conspiracy against the American public and a bulwark against any threat of a truly operational first amendment. 

The next day, May 17, 1982, The Washington Times published its first edition and helped change all of that. 

To those who came of age after the ubiquity of the internet and the absolute immediacy of communication, it is difficult to imagine how revolutionary, how transformative, how important The Washington Times was and is. For those of us who came of age in the 1970s and 1980s, however, it is easy to remember the thunderbolt that was the creation of The Washington Times. 

For the first time in a generation, the information monopoly — dominated by New York print and television outlets — was challenged. 

You can read the rest of the column via the below link:

Celebrating 40 years at The Washington Times - Washington Times  

You can also read my On Crime columns via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Washington Times 'On Crime' Columns 

And you can read my many op-eds and book reviews via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Washington Times Op-Eds And Book Reviews   

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