Skip to comments.Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83 after remarkable six-decade career
Posted on 07/17/2019 1:17:30 PM PDT by libstripper
Wesley Pruden would have undoubtedly wanted to spend his final hours at his keyboard, deftly deflating the pompous, entitled and arrogant of the political establishment, and he came awfully close.
The venerable Washington Times editor, columnist and journalism institution was found dead Wednesday morning at his home, his passing coming hours after putting in a full day at the newsroom on New York Avenue in Northeast, where he had worked since 1982, four months after the newspapers founding.
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Heck of a good writer. Always read his work.
RIP, Wesley Pruden.
I believe it was 2003 when I lived and worked in the DC area and called the paper to comment on something.
Wesley Pruden answered the phone and we spoke for a few minutes. He was so friendly and kind.
He is in Heaven now.
Why not Krugman?
Maybe he’s FBI NYT...
RIP. Pruden will be missed.
He will be missed.
One of the good ones. Likely died of a massive stroke or MI.
RIP Mr. Pruden.
He died ‘in the saddle’, still working.
Loved his writings.
I remember a long, long time ago there was a slight typo in his column that mixed up a ladies society with Bill Clinton in an hilarious way. My brother did a fantastic Clinton imitation so I called and conferenced in my brother to his phone number. We got the voicemail and my brother left a message as Bill Clinton asking where is the ladies society? Plus a lot of other jokes as “Bill Clinton.” I hope he enjoyed it!
I was some NYTimes or WashPo writer-editor was seeing their final deadline.
I will truly miss reading his always entertaining columns.
Back in the 1990’s I used to subscribe to the weekly edition of the Washington Times. Always enjoyed Pruden’s columns. A hard hitting, humorous, skilled writer.
Introduced to him via G Gordon Liddy’s daily radio show during which he would read and comment on various articles from the Times including Pruden’s. Became a subscriber to that paper because of it.
Rest in Peace good sir.
A great American and writer. Will be missed.
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