I wonder how either one of these two gentlemen journalists, who eventually went on to become American Media Royalty - What would they have to say or which words would they chose to write about the News of The World?
I am referring to Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain and Will Rogers.
Twain became famous when "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County" appeared in the New York Saturday Press on 11/18/1865. Mark Twain's first book, "The Innocents Abroad," was published in 1869, then "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in 1876, and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in 1885. He went on to write 28 books and many short stories, letters and sketches.
Will Rogers started his career in vaudeville and then acting in silent films. However, Rogers' career broadened beyond the realm of show business. Will wrote thousands of syndicated columns and six books, then became a popular broadcaster as well as a prominent political commentator.