PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World The long and tawdry history of yellow journalism in America Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/690849/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend America has a long and storied tradition of fake or distorted news. The golden age of yellow journalism was the 1890s and helped start a war.