Old Yellow
Posted by aogWednesday, 26 May 2004 at 20:19 TrackBack Ping URL

Alledgedly the “yellow journalism” of turn of the century press is a sin from which journalism has long since recovered. But what is “yellow” journalism?

  • colorful adjectives
  • exaggeration
  • careless lack of fact checking for the sake of a quick breaking news story
  • deliberate falsification of events

What of this doesn’t go on daily in putative leading news organizations? The primary difference is that the old yellow journalism was unabashedly pro-American. The new version is anti-American. It doesn’t seem like progress to me.