William Randolph Hearst, Possibly Apocryphally, on War

“[Telegram sent to Frederic Remington. whom Hearst had sent to Cuba to cover a rebellion there;] You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war.”

William Randolph Hearst, U.S. Publisher, 1863-1951

Attributed in James Creelman, On the Great Highway (1901). Howard Langer, America in Quotations, notes: “Some scholars now question Creelman’s reliability, pointing out that neither Remington nor Davis [a correspondent accompanying Remington to Cuba] ever confirmed it and that Hearst flatly denied it.”

Excerpted from: Shapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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