The Press: American's End

When William Randolph Hearst sold the little Fort Worth Record in 1925, it was the exception that proved the rule that he would never, so long as Hearst was HEARST, sell or disband a newspaper. But last week all rules were off in the Hearst empire of 26 newspapers, 13 magazines and assorted enterprises. The famed, New York American was dead, dropped like a cold potato. The queen-pin of his domain,* the paper that was called his journalistic "love child," on which he lavished money and affection and talent, was killed after...

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