As you probably figured out, Newsboys weren't the most popular people in New York. The most powerful people in New York were Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. These were the people that the Newsboys went up against. Now, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer practically ruled all of New York. They were rich, famous, and very prejudice when it came to money. So to go up against these very powerful people was a highly risky stand, possibly deadly. However, this did not stop the Newsboys. This again made it so unreal that these unknown kids did something unimaginable.