Yellow journalism is always profitable [Letter]

June 03, 2014

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 denial of climate change, they will destroy the planet and kill all the people on it. They will also make lots of money. Will it be worth it?

David Ingalls, Severna Park

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