In his laudatory review of Dan Quayle's "Standing Firm" (May 15), Hugh Hewitt endorses Quayle's claim that ". . . this nation's media elite has abandoned the old virtues of journalism; including objectivity, fairness, balance, context . . ."
Just when was that mythically Golden Age of objective journalism in American that conservative media critics always invoke? The turn of the century, when yellow journalism reigned and William Randolph Hearst used his newspaper empire to incite jingoistic support for the Spanish American War? The '30s, when the L.A. Times sabotaged socialist Upton Sinclair's run for governor of California?