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William Randolph Hearst was born on April 29 1863 in San Francisco California He is the only child in his family Hearsts father was a self-made multimillionaire in the mining industry One day Hearsts father asked him what he wanted to do The young boy answered him and said he wanted to take over the San Francisco Examiner His father was puzzled because Hearst could have anything in the family empire and he decided to take over the family paper business The San Francisco Examiner at the time was not doing too well He had full control of the paper at the age of 23 William Randolph Hearst took over and changed the whole newspaper business William Hearst was hungry for power He controlled the lives of many celebrities William Hearst was not a follower He set his own rules and pioneered the way much newspaper is written today His inspiration started at a very young age A man named Joseph Pulitzer inspired Hearst He wanted to monopolize the newspaper industry The only way he could do this is to recruit the best journalists available The list included Ambrose Bierce Stephen Crane Mark Twain Jack London and Richard Harding He knew that if he hired these men to work for him he would have the greatest newspaper in the world Hearst was not a very kind human being There was a long time rumor that William Hearst was a very prejudice man Unlike Henry Luce he personally hated minorities The newspaper was a powerful weapon to express his racial feelings towards many minorities Luce wanted to help others by informing them of real news William Hearst had many articles on how he thought Mexicans were lazy He wanted to create an image that they were violent and used marijuana regularly In his book the author David Nasaw states that Newspapers were his personal playthings to be milked for money and to pound
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