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Yellow Journalism: The “Fake News” of the 19th Century

- February 21, 2017 in donald trump, fake news, gutter press, history of fake news, how old is fake news, joseph pulitzer, newspapers, politics, spanish-american war, tabloid journalism, war, william randolph hearst, yellow journalism, yellow press

Illustrations from Puck magazine on the great scandal of the Yellow Press, the birth of tabloid journalism.

Yellow Journalism: The “Fake News” of the 19th Century

- February 21, 2017 in donald trump, fake news, gutter press, history of fake news, how old is fake news, joseph pulitzer, newspapers, politics, spanish-american war, tabloid journalism, war, william randolph hearst, yellow journalism, yellow press

Peddling lies in public goes back to antiquity, but it is the with the Tabloid Wars of the 19th-century when it first reached the widespread outcry and fever pitch of scandal familiar today.

Yellow Journalism: The “Fake News” of the 19th Century

- February 21, 2017 in donald trump, fake news, gutter press, history of fake news, how old is fake news, joseph pulitzer, newspapers, politics, spanish-american war, war, william randolph hearst, yellow journalism, yellow press

Illustrations from Puck magazine on the great scandal of the Yellow Press, the birth of tabloid journalism.