ON THIS DAY IN 1863 William Randolph Hearst was born. Please enjoy the following clip, in which Hearst Charles Foster Kane defends his decision to pour millions into a cash-hemorrhaging newspaper because the people deserve the truth, dammit! And ‘cuz it’s fun to start wars.

Perhaps the Orson Welles estate would consider making an offer on City Paper et. al.? I bet they could beat $13.3 mill.

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