Journalists used newspapers as a means to make the Spanish look as awful as possible. The most famous example of yellow journalism is when the USS Maine sank in the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Illustrations of how the Spanish supposedly attacked the USS Maine enraged Americans enough that they wanted to go to war against Spain. Fabricated images and scare headlines of yellow journalism indirectly caused the Spanish-American War in 1898.
How did yellow journalism affect american public opinion about spain?