Flowers in Bloom, Anger Given Direction at Hearst Castle

I lost a lot of respect for William Hearst yesterday.

I don’t know how I missed it the first time, but that son of a bitch co-founded yellow journalism – the “art” of sensationalizing and selling the news.

I was seriously ticked to learn this – it was this sort of disrespectful and unethical reporting that forced me to walk away from journalism after the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.

I dedicated two years of my life to figuring out why reporters were such assholes, and I had to look no further than the man who’s castle I now like to frequent.

Apparently, he and Pulitzer (yes, that Pulitzer) waged a circulation war against each other in New York in 1895 – trading flashy headlines and no doubt reinforcing the other’s behavior with their own.

I am so pissed right now – I don’t even want to post the pictures of his beautiful castle.

But I will, for you:

Oldest bottle of vino I've ever seen.



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