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Source: New York Press
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “Crawling, Not Repenting”
Author(s): Pratt, E. A.
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 5034
Pagination: 6

Pratt, E. A. “Crawling, Not Repenting.” New York Press 12 Sept. 1901 v14n5034: p. 6.
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William Randolph Hearst; Hearst newspapers; New York Journal.
Named persons
Emma Goldman; William Randolph Hearst; William McKinley; E. A. Pratt.


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 Hearst’s papers.
     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.



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