Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Yellow Papers Were to Blame”
City of publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: 145
Issue number: 71
|“Yellow Papers Were to Blame.” Philadelphia Inquirer 9 Sept. 1901 v145n71: p. 5.|
|yellow journalism (role in the assassination); C. Herbert Woolston; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses); McKinley assassination (personal response); C. Herbert Woolston (public statements); yellow journalism (impact on Czolgosz); William McKinley (recovery: religious response).|
|Leon Czolgosz; C. Herbert Woolston [misspelled below].|
Yellow Papers Were to Blame
Yellow journalism is blamed by Rev. Dr. C. H.
Woolson, of the East Baptist Church, Thompson and East Columbia avenue [sic],
for the attempted assassination of the President. Dr. Woolson was present in
the Temple of Music, Buffalo, when Czolgosz made his attack and was standing
within a few feet of the President at the time.
Dr. Woolson said to an Inquirer reporte[r] last night that he did not care about making public his impressions of how the assault and its aftermath appeared to him, as he intended to deliver a special sermon upon the subject next Sunday at his church. “I will say, however, that I consided [sic] the yellow journalism of the country the primary cause of the shooting,” said he. “Czolgosz was really nothing but a mer[e] boy in appearance. I have not the slightest doubt that the teachings of the yellow journals that all political parties are corrupt and that all political conditions are entirely rotten so preyed upon the young man’s brain that he was prompted to commit the deed.”
At the services at the church last evening Dr. Woolson rendered a prayer for the stricken Chief Magistrate.