How Fake News Dragged USA Into A War With Spain-USS Maine Explosion

Yellow magazine, known for its manipulative news reporting, almost started a war between the USA and Spain.

A cartoon asking for retribution for the sinking of USS Maine. Source-https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Victor_Gillam_Unlucky_13_1898_Cornell_CUL_PJM_1132_01.jpg/1280px-Victor_Gillam_Unlucky_13_1898_Cornell_CUL_PJM_1132_01.jpg

It was a US battleship off the coast of Cuba. An explosion rocked the ship’s hull, and it began to sink. The reason for the blast was debated and exaggerated by a new form…

--

--

--

Outstanding stories objectively and diligently selected by 40+ senior editors on ILLUMINATION

Recommended from Medium

“White Death” — The Finn before whom the Russians trembled

Uttara Kuru and the Jats

Why, Despite Its Problems, I Love Buffalo

The Train That Saved Hundreds Of Life-Kasztner train

Today in True Crime History: March 22

The most beautiful flowers — Top 11 flowers in the world

Queen Victoria Wrote About Love and Loss in Her Diary

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Karthick Nambi

Karthick Nambi

A human with interest in history and technology

More from Medium

The Other (Lesser Known) Axis Powers

The Shortest President In World History-Pedro Lascuráin

Why Confederates in 1863 Thought the U.S. Would Rule the World by 1963

The world in front of an American flag

The Assassination of King Carlos of Portugal