Saturday, April 25, 2015


Herriman Saturday

September 22, 1908 -- Herriman submits a powerful cartoon image that shows his boss, William Randolph Hearst, exposing the Standard Oil ownership of Senator Foraker. Say what you will about Hearst's journalistic methods, but this was one of his finest hours. He made up for a lot of bad journalism with this one coup. Unfortunately, because Hearst was who he was, many refused to believe their own eyes when it came to the evidence he had uncovered.  What should have been an open and shut case was anything but because of Hearst's reputation.


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