Source: Jersey City News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Hearst the Abominable”
City of publication: Jersey City, New Jersey
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 3775
|“Hearst the Abominable.” Jersey City News 9 Sept. 1901 v13n3775: p. .|
|Hearst newspapers; William Randolph Hearst; Hearst newspapers (role in the assassination).|
|William Randolph Hearst; William McKinley.|
Hearst the Abominable
We print in another column today
an article which appeared in the New York “Morning Journal” one day last June.
It undisguisedly advocates the assassination of unpopular rulers.
Taken in connection with its general teachings, this atrocious utterance fastens upon William R. Hearst and his gang of hired incendiaries the guilt of inciting the assassination of President McKinley. There is no escape from the responsibility.
It is about time that Hearst and his vile publications were brought to a finish. The public, if they value the peace and order of the country, should subject these wicked publications to so severe a boycott that they must starve to death.
The description of a pirate contained in the old law books of the era when the black flag was the terror of the seas, more aptly fits Hearst and his accomplices than any other form of words we can think of. They are “inspired by universal malignity and armed against all Christendom.”
In the vulgar pursuit of personal gain, this millionaire Jack Cade stirs up citizen against citizen, section against section, class against class. The enjoyment of any degree of prosperity by any man or association of men is sufficient to arouse the virulence of the pirate and his newspapers and their clamors to the mob fill pages of double leaded, double column, black-faced type.
Riot, Murder, Spoliation are the daily promptings of this enemy of civilization, law and National prosperity. His aim is anarchy. He is the Marat of his age, minus the personal courage of the French monster. He is a blot upon the good name of the country and everyone who abets him by writing for his paper, providing it with business or even reading it, is in a degree helping towards the ruin of the country and the overthrow of its institutions.