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Source: Fremont Tri-Weekly Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Random Shots”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Fremont, Nebraska
Date of publication: 26 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 36
Pagination: [2]

“Random Shots.” Fremont Tri-Weekly Tribune 26 Sept. 1901 v34n36: p. [2].
William Randolph Hearst; Hearst newspapers (role in the assassination); McKinley assassination (personal response); Hearst newspapers; McKinley memorialization (books); William McKinley (death: public response).
Named persons
William Randolph Hearst; William McKinley.
The excerpt below comprises two nonconsecutive portions of the column. Omission of text within the excerpt is denoted with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).


Random Shots [excerpt]

     William R. Hearst, the depraved youth who owns three yellow journals, may never know anything of the “white light that beats about a throne,” but he is learning a heap about the white heat that beats about his sanctum. As people begin to take their bearings and look for causes it goes hard with him.


     No man who has really felt a pang of sorrow or uttered a sincere word of regret for the murder of President McKinley can consistently buy or read the Chicago American or New York Journal. These are viperous sheets about which there can be no doubt. It is safe to quit them cold. Whoever fails to do so may be challenged as insincere and hypocritical.


     Book publishers are running a mad race with their McKinley biographies. Their books were being advertised the day the president died. It looks like unseemly haste, but is the commercial spirit which the McKinley administration has built up more than any other administration in the world’s history. It is certain that in time McKinley biographies will find their way into every well-selected library, and the hustling publisher knows it.



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