Huckabee and the Goliath News Media

In history class, we learned about the Spanish-American War and the role of so-called “yellow journalism” in ultimately pushing for America’s involvement in the Cuban conflict. Two competing newspapers, one owned by William Randolph Hearst and the other by Joseph Pulitzer II, published ever-increasing sensationalized stories in an effort to gain more subscribers. When Hearst’s two highest-paid reporters stationed in Cuba sent him a telegram saying that there was not much action, he replied with his now-famous quote: You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war. Today’s major news corporations like to think that they hold themselves to a … Continue reading Huckabee and the Goliath News Media