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When A Media Millionaire Runs For President

June 2024
1min read


No business magnate ever threw himself into presidential politics with the fervor of the newspaper king William Randolph Hearst. He spent his life building the most impressive propaganda machine the country had ever seen, yet managed to end up hated by nearly everyone.

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