William Randolph Hearst: Controversial Mogul of the Press


Born today William Randolph Hearst.
Orson Welles' Citizen Kane,
Whose rise to fame and power was curst
By RosebudĀ  tracks down memory lane.


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  • Car and Driver pointed out that it didn't hurt that his daddy cleaned up in silver mining. Also that Hearst now owns them.

  • In reply to jack:

    He must have loved the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    They didn't mention that, just the silver and copper.

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