I lost a lot of respect for William Hearst yesterday.
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: