William Randolph Hearst


William Randolph Hearst


Hearst offered columnist Arthur Brisbane a six-month vacation on full pay as a reward for his dedicated and successful work. When Brisbane refused, Hearst asked him why. The journalist advanced two reasons: “The first is that if I quit writing for six months it might damage the circulation of your newspapers.” He paused for a moment; then said: “The second reason is that it might not.”


You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.

~William Randolph Hearst

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Biographical Note: 

William Randolph Hearst was a U.S. newspaper proprietor whose nationwide empire based its commercial success on sensationalism. He was also considered to be a film and broadcasting pioneer.