The Washington City Paper has an interesting take on Washington’s “second newspaper”, the “conservative” Washington Times (TWT), by Matt Terl, “Unobstructed View: Please let us read you, Washington Times.”
True, when I go to the paper, I find the pop-ups annoying, and ads that warn you about leaving their page. The email list sends some sponsored content that sounds like it comes from the fringe. Who wants to watch a 90-minute video that forces you to keep watching to find out the punchline about the next financial collapse?
I don’t think that this presentation strategy reinforces what is sometimes a legitimate and welcome conservative message (whatever its connection with the Unification Church).
I had three “letters to the editor” about gays in the military published in the 1990s. The paper then published most of my LTE’s. I only recently had an LTE published in the Washington Post about substitute teachers (Dec. 9, 2015).