in that era tended to be more sensational than they are today. One example I can cite is at least two accounts of the citizens (they are not specifically named in the Epitaph report except that they were the Anti-Chinese league) of Tombstone who wanted the Chinese residents to leave town.
I think in one of those newspaper stories the Anti-Chinese League appointed Behan (not totally sure it was Behan, but think strongly it was) to go and talk with the Chinese to try and convince them to leave town. Behan then said he would go and talk with them. Then in a follow-up to the first article, Behan reported back and gave his opinion as to when the Chinese would leave. He gave a long testimony of his meeting with the Chinese concluded by saying that "John Chinaman would leave when he got good and ready, or in other words, when the washing got done."
So what we have here in that Epitaph report is not only sensationalism, but RACISM. And that racism was prevelant among many of our journalists then, but many (in journalism) still feel that way today. I cite Fox News as a prime example (it is my opinion that Fox journalists want only WASPS in our country).
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sensationalism and racism when they are reporting what John Behan said? HE gave a long testimony of his meeting with the Chinese concluded by saying that "John Chinaman would leave when he got good... more
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