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Source: Journal of Mental Pathology
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 3
Pagination: 164

[untitled]. Journal of Mental Pathology Nov. 1901 v1n3: p. 164.
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McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley assassination (news coverage).
Named persons
William McKinley.



     While the nation is mourning the violent death of President McKinley, it behooves the press, both general and special, to seriously consider the crimes of this nature. It is the press that should crystallize the thought, for the collective as well as for the individual units of anarchistic taint, that this country, above all others, is a democratic country; that a President of a Republic such as the United States is a representative chosen by the people; that the infliction of a violent death on the head of this nation is not only a crime against the man honored by his nation, but that it is also an assault on the whole nation itself. It is absolutely necessary that the press treat the criminal in a case of this character with the most evident expression of contempt; to give him a station of importance or even extraordinary notoriety, is to invite hysterical outbreaks of a similar nature.



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