I may end up being the last person with an actual subscription to the print version of the El Paso Times.

Even the Times keeps nudging me to switch to their digital edition via “reminders” and “prompts”.

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Sometimes the print edition can be…illuminating.  For instance, local papers don’t really run “late” editions anymore. Nobody runs down and yells “HOLD THE PRESSES!!” because a huge story has broken.  Case in point…

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Tuesday, May 24th at 10:32 El Paso time: an 18-year-old took an AR-15 to an elementary school. The body count is at 21. 19 of those were grade-school kids.

Uvalde Families Grieve For Loved Ones Killed In School Mass Shooting
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The El Paso Times didn’t get this on the front page in time for the Wednesday morning edition.

Not to worry, though. BOTH of the lead stories on May 25th were ALREADY about mass shootings.

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$3 Million Grant for Shooting Trial

This was the lead story. Recently, the El Paso D.A., Yvonne Rosales, announced a 1.5 million dollar state grant to prosecute the suspect in the deadly Wal-mart shooting of 2019. In addition to a 1.5 million dollar Federal grant, that brings the total to the $3M in the headline.


The 2ND lead story was…

El Pasoans Honor Victims of Buffalo Shooting at Vigil

Just let that sink in for a second.

Ten People Killed In Mass Shooting At Buffalo Food Market
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The El Paso daily newspaper didn’t have enough lead time to get the Uvalde tragedy onto the front page. But, even if Uvalde had NEVER even happened, today’s paper would have been dominated by news of mass shootings.

These kinds of shootings are happening so regularly, that newspapers might have to start leaving part of the front page blank so they can fill in the latest outrage right before print time.

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