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William Randolph Hearst

Yellow journalism is always profitable [Letter]

Yellow journalism is always profitable [Letter]

Dan Bongino suggests that newspapers need to change to make money ("Bongino: Sun's left-wing views show why print media are becoming irrelevant," May 31). He's right, yellow journalism makes money. But he's wrong, yellow journalism is not new.

In 1898 William Randolph Hearst, owner of the New York Journal used yellow journalism to get America involved in a war with Spain. In the Spanish-American War, people died and Mr. Hearst made lots of money. Was it worth it?

In 2014, the Koch brothers use the tea party and Fox News in the same manner. With their...