How the Media Would Have Covered Columbus’s Discovery of the New World


Today, the nation celebrates the life of Christopher Columbus, a man who stumbled upon the Caribbean by accident and brutalized the people he found there. Hooray for Columbus!

There were no newspapers, websites, or blogs back in Columbus’s day — no media at all, unless you count Drunk Guy Yelling Local Rumors as media. But if there were, this is probably how they would have covered the explorer’s momentous discovery.