Trivial Tuesday

This week Trivial Tuesday returns with a decidedly Christmas theme.  Although the date referred to in the question may not be that close to Christmas, I assure you that this is a Christmas question.
On September 20, 1897, an editorial appeared in the New York Sun newspaper asking a simple question.  What was the famous response given by one of the editors in response to this question?
Good luck with this one.  Have a good evening.