Monday, May 11, 2015

Fact of the Day: Hearst Paper

William Randolph Hearst may have been one of the most successful people in the newspaper business, but he wasn't exactly the greatest person about keeping journalism unbiased. Hearst did not support the idea of U.S. troops being used in the first World War, and when the Lusitania sank, his papers made the tragedy seem less heartbreaking. 

8 comments:

  1. I love how you share interesting historical bits that teach me something new, Adam! I didn't know this about the Lusitania. I forever associate the Hearst name with Patty Hearst's kiddnaping by the SLA and what happened afterward. I was living in California at the time, and it was a stunning series of events. Happy Monday!

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  2. Bias didn't start with Fox News? Who knew!

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  3. Thanks for the facts! have a nice week ahead!

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  4. That's major, not being unbiased in journalism.

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  5. Interesting to make light of such a tragedy. I wonder if he thought about that over the rest of his life?

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  6. He did his best to control the media in his day, including trying to blackball Citizen Kane, an unflattering film depiction based on him.

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