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:

Fundy Blue said...

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!

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Joy said...

Thanks for the facts! have a nice week ahead!

Christine said...

That's major, not being unbiased in journalism.

DeniseinVA said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So much for objectivity!

stephen Hayes said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

He sure liked the control