The Press: Eminently Respectable?

Yellow journalism is a form of commerce which consists in pandering to the tastes of a portion of the public— sometimes at the expense of truth, always at the expense of fairness. Like thieving, yellow journalism exists in many varieties. There is the simple ruffianly attack. There is the subtler, less violent and less obvious form of getting away with it. The latter form of yellow journalism is usually practiced by those who go about in a cloak of respectability, wrap themselves up in a scarf of fairness and wear the hat...

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