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Source: Allentown Morning Call
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Halt ‘Yellow’ Journalism”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 22
Issue number: 61
Series: new series
Pagination: [2]

“Halt ‘Yellow’ Journalism.” Allentown Morning Call 11 Sept. 1901 v22n61 (new series): p. [2].
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yellow journalism; North American; North American (telegrams); William McKinley (medical condition); McKinley assassination (news coverage: criticism); Allentown, PA.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman.


Halt “Yellow” Journalism

     A mighty protest is being heard all over the land against “yellow” journalism, and if the people practice what they preach the death knell of these disreptuable [sic] newspapers will be sounded.
     Another instance of audacity on the part of the Philadelphia “Yellow Pest,” the journalistic attachment of the bargain counter, was given on Sunday when the “Yellow Pest” sent telegrams to the pastors of all the Allentown churches announcing the condition of the president. It is gratifying to note that, with but few exceptions, these telegrams were cast aside as soon as the signature was read. The look of contempt and scorn on the face of the pastor of one of the most influential congregations in the city as he glanced over the telegram after it was handed to him on the pulpit and the haste with which the reverend gentleman cast it aside as though it had come from a pest house, spoke more eloquently than tongue could of that pastor’s opinion of “yellow” journalism.
     It was the idea of the publishers that the minister would announce something like this: “Through the characteristic enterprise of the ‘Yellow Pest,’ of Philadelphia, the pastor is enabled to inform his congregation of the condition of the president,” etc. Allentown ministers, however, are not yet prepared to indulge in “yellow” religion.
     All that the Philadelphia “Yellow Pest” can do now in the way of shedding crocodile tears over the attempted assassination of the nation’s president will not wash away the stains of blood which are spattered over that vile sheet, for in championing the cause of Emma Goldman, the high priestess of anarchy, in her clash with the Philadelphia police, it encouraged beasts in human form like Czolgosz to plot against the life of the nation’s beloved chief executive.
     The time is here to call a halt on anarchistic newspapers.



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