Thursday, October 31, 2019

Not what you’ve been told …

… Yellow journalism ‘brought about Spanish-American War’? But how? | Media Myth Alert.

“But neither the diary entries of Cabinet officers nor the contemporaneous private exchanges among American diplomats indicate that the yellow newspapers exerted anyinfluence at all. When it was discussed within the McKinley administration, the yellow press was dismissed as a nuisance or scoffed at as a complicating factor.”

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