Pulitzer had decent politics, Hearst did not, and they both excited the public into wanting the Spanish-American war (oddly, Hearst's papers were among the last to react to the Maine explosion, was he, in some way, responsible?).
So, the question is, when did this age of errors end?
What stopped it?
I've never been able to find out.
But it certainly was over after Hearst and Pulitzer were dead.
Kerry Packer, of Australia, is dead.