Crawling, Not Repenting
To the Editor of The Press:
Sir—Hearst and his papers should be
driven from the face of the earth. All good citizens from this day
on should refuse to buy, handle, advertise in or patronize any of
I would no more be seen reading or
carrying a New York Journal than I would the vilest book ever published.
And I look upon any person reading the New York Journal to-day,
after what has happened at Buffalo, to be as much a traitor to his
country as the man that shot McKinley.
Does the New York Journal and its
editor, Mr. Hearst, think that the public is such a fool that it
will overlook all that has been said in the Journal against McKinley
(knowing them to be lies), and the caricatures they have published
of him, because he now crawls in the dirt in sham sackcloth and
ashes? He can use his whole paper to praise McKinley now, but that
will not atone for or undo the damage done by one line of his lies
printed before. If the Journal is now telling the truth about McKinley,
what a damnable liar it has been for the last four years.
While the police of the country have
their dragnets out for Emma Goldman and men and women of her stamp,
it might be well for them to begin at the seat of the trouble and
banish from the country the editor of the Journal and stop the sale
of his paper, the same as they would any other vile publication.
There is an Arabian proverb which
reads: He that knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a
fool. Shun him!
E. A. PRATT.
No. 496 Hancock street
[sic], Brooklyn, Sept. 11.