James Gordon Bennett had followed this basic recipe when he launched the Herald in the 1830s. Shocked at the contents of his paper, to say nothing of its success, Bennett’s opponents had accused him of wallowing in filth and sensation, of coarsening public taste, of corrupting women and children, of belittling the good and great, of endangering democracy by emboldening the mob, and of spoiling the market for more intelligent and uplifting newspaper fare. Whyte, Kenneth. The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst (p. 216). Counterpoint Press. Kindle Edition.

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