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Source: Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: none
Author(s): G., W. D.
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 69
Issue number: 13
Pagination: 6

G., W. D. [untitled]. Sun [New York] 13 Sept. 1901 v69n13: p. 6.
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New York Journal; McKinley assassination (personal response); Hearst newspapers (role in the assassination).
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W. D. G.



     TO THE EDITOR OF THE SUNSir: While it is mooted to “round up the Anarchists,” why not include within the toils that blatant and self-lauding, seditious and baneful newspaper, the New York Journal, the two-faced king-pin of all the anarchistic microcosm?
     This mountebank publication is the foul mouthpiece of the vomitings of the monarchical nations and anarchical strikers, the pander and incitant to unrest and rebellion among peaceful industries, the maligner of a national Administration, and a foe to national prosperity—and to what end? It is to win the insane applause and, more especially, the filthy shekels of those to whom it caters.
     As assassination is heinous, and has its fixed status, to what category can be assigned the primary literature and coachings for murder? The Journal is, and long has been, a crime-instigating print. Always claiming high moral attributes and bursting with firework patriotism, its hypocrisy and wicked teachings pervade the whole.
     The man in whom by the voice of the Nation was placed the sacred charge of the Nation’s interests, its honor and tranquility, has for months been held up to vile scorn and ridicule. It was an insult to the intelligenc[e] of the American people. Indecent cartoons of the noblest men of the times in public affairs have daily been sent broadcast throughout the land. All this was food and wine for the tools and conspirators. It gave strength to their anarchistic sinews, courage and boldness. It was not honest political warfare, but vile and wicked defamation; and the result, the culmination, has at last come in the attempted assassination of the President of the United States.
     Side by side with the assassin should these seditious and treasonable writers be arrayed before the bar of justice—but perhaps not so much so as their employer, for the writers, after all, are simply tools, earning their bread.

    NEW YORK, Sept. 10.
W. D. G.    


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