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York newspaper editor defends his honor

Newspapers of the past were strongly partisan. Henry F. Thomas, Editor and Proprietor of York’s People’s Advocate plainly showed his Whig colors. He published very few favorable things to say about the Democrats, referring to them as Locofocos, a rather … Continue reading

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York Newspaper Contributors Had to Meet Editor’s Standards

Newspapers were the only media outlet in the 19th century and politics often had the most extensive coverage. Even though some papers in the 19th century claimed to be unbiased in theie coverage, most were not. They were emphatic in … Continue reading

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York’s People’s Advocate Tries to Be All Things

People’s Advocate Masthead, June 21, 1853 Politics are just as popular as ever. Now we can get out political fix on 24-hour cable channels and the internet as well as radio and television stations and the newspapers. Trouble is, except … Continue reading

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